It happens many times that you need to open a second instance of the same application and run them on your Windows 10/8/7 computer at the same time. If you ever felt the need to Run multiple instances of applications from the Windows taskbar, this post is sure to answer your question.
Click on the pinned taskbar icon and you have the application running. Click on it again and you have the same instance appear again. So what do you do if you want to run, multiple instances of any program, like say Notepad?
Open second instance of an application
If you already have an application open on your desktop and you’d like to open another instance of the same application, you need not go through your Start menu.
Simply press down the Shift key and click on the program icon in the taskbar.
Alternatively, simply move your cursor to the applications taskbar icon and click on the third middle mouse button.
You can also right-click on the icon and click on the program name again. In this case Notepad.
You can thus run multiple instances of programs from the Windows taskbar, even when the first instance of that program is running.
Small tips like these make working with Windows that much easier.
If you know of any other such tidbits and more one-line quick tips, please do share with us in the comments section.