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Windows 7: Yahoo Mail

12 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Yahoo Mail

Is it possible to put an icon for Yahoo mail on my Taskbar in IE?
I do not want to use the Yahoo Toolbar.
Also how do I make it my main mail client?

Thanks
jack

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12 Jan 2011   #2

 
 

It looks like without the Yahoo toolbar, there is a very slim chance of making Yahoo your default mail client on Windows 7, but try this and see if it works. Please BACK UP your system and set a RESTORE POINT before you do so, as you'll have to go into your Registry:

This method is for 32bit Internet Explorer on Windows 7 in its default location and the new Yahoo Mail:
1. Open your registry editor
2. navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto\shell\open\command]
3. Edit the Default setting to: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
http://compose.mail.yahoo.com?To=%1
(The registry key type is REG_SZ)
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12 Jan 2011   #3

 
 

In regard to your request to have a Yahoo Mail icon in the IE "Taskbar" I'm not sure which toolbar you’re referring to in IE, because IE has the following toolbars:
Menu Bar, Favorites Bar, Command Bar, and Status Bar.

If you’re referring to the Command Bar, although you can’t directly put a Yahoo Mail icon there, as a work-around, you can add a “Home” link, and add your Yahoo homepage or Yahoo Mail (or both) to that. (I've done that for both Yahoo Mail and My Yahoo, and they are extremely easy to access.)

Here’s how:
First, customize the Command Bar:
Open IE, click on View, Toolbars, and check the Command toolbar. Then, to customize the Command toolbar, put your cursor on the toolbar, right-click, and then at the bottom of the list, select Customize. There you can choose your options, including Add or Remove Commands. Add the Home icon.

Then, go to the website that you wish to add to your Home Page settings.
From that website, open IE, in the Command Bar go to the Home link and click the little down-arrow 6 to the right of the Home link.
Select Add or Change Home Page
A menu will open that says: Would you like to use the following as your home page?
If you wish to add this webpage to a list of “Home pages” then click: Add this webpage to your Homepage tabs.
If you wish this webpage to be your only Home page, then click: Use this webpage as your only homepage.
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12 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

When I open IE I cannot find View
I am using IE 8 and Windows 7 Home Edition

Thanks
jack
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12 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Its o/k I have it setup first I right/clicked the command bar to start.
I have it on the Comman bar now.

Thanks very much.
jack
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13 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

One last question if I install the yahoo toolbar can I uninstall it if required?
jack
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13 Jan 2011   #7

 
 

Yes you can uninstall it. And after you do so, do a manual search of your C:\ drive to make sure it's been deleted, and follow that with an Advanced Search of your whole computer (not just the Index) to make sure you catch any little remnants that may have been left behind by the uninstall process. You can delete those remnant files right from the Advanced Search list. (Just be careful that you're not deleting something that you need for your computer to work!)
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13 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks again.

jack
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