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The order changes when switching between multiple desktops in Windows 10 (virtual_desktop_order_fix=1).

Dzianis 4 years ago updated 6 months ago 12


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Please provide more details:

  • What is your version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker?
  • What is your version of the explorer.exe file?
  • Do other tweaker options work properly?
  • Try to recreate a simple scenario as shown in the video here. In this simple scenario, does Notepad keep its order?
  • If possible, upload a video that shows the problem.

I noticed a similar issue yesterday. I love 7+ taskbar tweaker, one of the reasons is that I can easily set my own window order which speeds things up for those windows I frequently access because I know right where it is (i.e. Outlook mail always first, Outlook calendar always second, Teams always third, etc.). When I discovered the multiple desktop feature the other day, I noticed that the order changes when I switch between desktops. Screenshot of my version / setting is below.

Did you enable the virtual_desktop_order_fix advanced option?

I have the same problem. When switching between virtual desktops the custom order is lost.

Please see my other comment in this thread and answer all points for me to be able to investigate the problem. Thanks.

Using last version (beta) with Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19042


I confirm this issue.

There is a bug when using multiple desktops (happens on Windows 10).

So let's say that:

1. on Desktop 1 you choose to arrange taskbar items in a certain way of your own (including splitting grouped items)

2. you switch to Desktop 2, and

3. when you switch back to Desktop 1 the taskbar items aren't any longer arranged in the way you chose to arrange them in the first place, but the system arranges them in a way of its own

Hope it helps to find a fix,


Please see my other comment in this thread and answer all points for me to be able to investigate the problem. Thanks.

    Later edit: I did enabled virtual_desktop_order_fix, but did not fix the problem. 

    Hi, I'm having a similar issue and found this post. How do you enable virtual_desktop_order_fix that you suggested above? To clarify, the issue I'm having is the order I have the applications pinned to the taskbar jumps around whenever I switch to a different desktop. I'm using Windows 10 and have 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.15.1. Thank you!

    To access Advanced Options you have to right-click on the 7+ Taskbar Tweaker notification icon. Then you can change the virtual_desktop_order_fix option.

    Note that the order of pinned items isn't remembered as described here:


    Hi Michael

    Until a few months ago (I don't remember when) it worked.

    These are the info

    • 7+ Taskbar Tweaker version
    • Windows 10 Pro 22H2
    • Explorer version 10.0.19041.3758
    • virtual_desktop_order_fix = 1

    This a video uploaded on Mega.

    Video on Mega

    thanks in advance.