Photoshop: Any way to make CS5 document windows display in task bar like XP in Windows 7?

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i am too slow in Win7 but i have to work with it. The biggest problem at the moment is the taskbar.
Win7 creates for every document a new taskbar item, in WinXP i had only one Item which was Photoshop and inside PS i had all my docs.
Of course i know the option to open all docs in tabs but i want to move my windows so its not a solition.
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Does right clicking on the task bar and choosing properties. Then setting the Taskbar buttons: Always combine, hide labels


Does this help?
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Thanks for your try but thats not the solution.
PS creates for every new Doc a new taskbaritem, as far as i saw you have 3 options to work with it:

* After some time your taskbar is full, also you have to allocate graphics by their names and not an image inside photoshop (i dont use areo peek). And you have a big other problem: You open 10 images, sort it inside photoshop, than you minimize ps now you have to click on every image to have the same view as before, when you click on the main ps icon your screen is empty.

* same option as before but with grouped items

* use the tabbed view will solve the mulitple docs in the taskbar but you have a new problem - you are not able to have more images on your screen, so you have to switch through the tabs - its frustating when your images have numbers like PI45632 etc.

Here are 2 other threads about this problem:

A lot of people have to fight with it and the only answer from Adobe is thats a Win Feature? ehh sry i am using also other Graphicprograms without this annoying feature.

Maybe someone knows a hack or something like this to have my "old" XP Style back, everything i found with google are posts in the Adobe board without any reasonable solution :(
The only solutions i found is to use CS3, or to go back to WinXP.