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Windows 7: Missing TOP floating toolbar??

22 Feb 2010   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

This link may help clarify things

The Dell Dock, by Stardock : Powered by ObjectDock


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22 Feb 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

@dmex, since it works for you on 64bit, I will try the version you linked which is 3.3.4.6 - I was using 3.3.1.4. Thanks for the info.
PS: I'll have to try that tomorrow since I am on my 32bit Win7 right now.
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22 Feb 2010   #13
CoasterFan

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Barman58 and everyone else, it IS in fact that Dell Dock by Stardock thing! I didn't know it was a thing by Dell! Sorry for the confusion! Thank you for all your help! Now to get it back up there and figure out why it just disapeared on me!
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22 Feb 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoasterFan View Post
Barman58 and everyone else, it IS in fact that Dell Dock by Stardock thing! I didn't know it was a thing by Dell! Sorry for the confusion! Thank you for all your help! Now to get it back up there and figure out why it just disapeared on me!
Go to the .exe in Program files (or All Programs) and send a shortcut to the desktop. Then open the startup shell folder (type shell:startup into Start/search and hit Enter). Then drag the shortcut into that folder, close the folder. From now on it will get started when you boot.
PS: these docks can be customized. Right click on it and you will see. Autohide is a nice option.
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23 Feb 2010   #15
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If looking for the existing files is fruitless, the previous link I provided actually contains a download link. downloading and re-installing will of course possibly re-set everything to default but this may be needed to correct whichever issue made the DellDock disappear in the first place.

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I would also like to add that I used to use Rocketdock prior to win7 but have found that the new win7 task-bar makes this unnecessary for the way I work. I would also advise the original poster to spend a little time learning the built in option, as it is probable that if they work on anyone else's system the dock will not be present.
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23 Feb 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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but have found that the new Windows 7 task-bar makes this unnecessary for the way I work
That may work if you have a few shortcuts. But if you have many (like I have about 70), the taskbar is overwhelmed. And i like to distribute them by "theme" - some to the taskbar, some to the rocket dock and to the AppLauncher in the sidebar plus 4 toolbars in the taskbar.
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23 Feb 2010   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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but have found that the new Windows 7 task-bar makes this unnecessary for the way I work
That may work if you have a few shortcuts. But if you have many (like I have about 70), the taskbar is overwhelmed. And i like to distribute them by "theme" - some to the taskbar, some to the rocket dock and to the AppLauncher in the sidebar plus 4 toolbars in the taskbar.
Sorry I forgot the YMMV - the great thing about windows is that it is customisable to the way that you work
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17 Aug 2010   #18
loobiloo

windows 7
 
 
dell dock

My dock bar suddenly disappeared and I finally found it via Dell dock in my computer and somehow it magically appeared again. Hope that might be helpful for some of you.
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16 Sep 2011   #19
WATYF

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Well, I'll throw my hat in as well with an alternative. I was also extremely unhappy to find out that Microsoft removed this functionality. It's really a show stopper for me, but I have to use Win7 at work now, so I went ahead and wrote my own docking toolbar. It's a left-side, auto-hiding docked toolbar. It allows you to drag and drop files and shortcuts on the toolbar, very similar to the old toolbars. I tried to keep the look and feel as close as I could get it to the original.

It's not customizable very much (because I just wrote it for what I need), but anyone is free to use it if they happen to also prefer a left-side, auto-hiding, single column width docked toolbar. Maybe if I get a lot of interest I'll add features (like choosing where it can dock and resizing it and what not).

It's called the SIMS Toolbar, which either refers to the fact that it "SIMulateS" the old XP toolbar, or it stands for "Suck It, MicroSoft!".... You decide. :^D

http://www.musicalnerdery.com/files/...ToolsSetup.zip

WATYF
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09 Dec 2011   #20
d3ac0n

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How to fix top missing floating toolbar on dell computers

quick fix for missing floating toolbar on dell comps..

click windows start in bottom left corner, where it says 'search programs and files' type in 'dell dock' and click, or find it under, start, programs, accessories, dell, delldock.

boom. thas a done da da call ya papa
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