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Windows 7: Missing TOP floating toolbar??

22 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Missing TOP floating toolbar??

Hi there forum. Just got my new PC from Dell with Windows 7 Home, and was getting everything setup/downloaded, and I restarted, and now my TOP floating toolbar where I was adding the icons to is gone and im not sure how to get it back.... Is this normal? I was actually liking that thing!!! Thanks!

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22 Feb 2010   #2
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, it does not exist in Windows 7. I use Rocket Dock instead - it's similar.
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22 Feb 2010   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoasterFan View Post
Hi there forum. Just got my new PC from Dell with Windows 7 Home, and was getting everything setup/downloaded, and I restarted, and now my TOP floating toolbar where I was adding the icons to is gone and im not sure how to get it back.... Is this normal? I was actually liking that thing!!! Thanks!
Thats one thing Ive missed since Vista was released, I used to drag the QuickLaunch toolbar out from the Taskbar and place it at the top of the screen but it cant be done now without 3rd party software these days

Now I just use the AppLauncher gadget (Winkey + G will bring gadgets to the foreground) : Windows Live Gallery

Steven
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22 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home
 
 

When I first booted the computer up when I got it from dell, it was on there. I think you might not understand what im talking about.... Straight from the factory there was a bar, and it had the recycle bin, and a few other things on the top of the screen.........
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22 Feb 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoasterFan View Post
When I first booted the computer up when I got it from dell, it was on there. I think you might not understand what im talking about.... Straight from the factory there was a bar, and it had the recycle bin, and a few other things on the top of the screen.........
Desktop Icons for My Computer and Documents etc?
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22 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoasterFan View Post
When I first booted the computer up when I got it from dell, it was on there. I think you might not understand what im talking about.... Straight from the factory there was a bar, and it had the recycle bin, and a few other things on the top of the screen.........
Desktop Icons for My Computer and Documents etc?



YES! It's gone! After having the computer for a day and installing programs, and rebooting multiple times, that bar is gone, where I was just getting comfortable with it, with all my icons! Hokus Pokus and it was gone...
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22 Feb 2010   #7
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoasterFan View Post
Hi there forum. Just got my new PC from Dell with Windows 7 Home, and was getting everything setup/downloaded, and I restarted, and now my TOP floating toolbar where I was adding the icons to is gone and im not sure how to get it back.... Is this normal? I was actually liking that thing!!! Thanks!
Thats one thing Ive missed since Vista was released, I used to drag the QuickLaunch toolbar out from the Taskbar and place it at the top of the screen but it cant be done now without 3rd party software these days

Now I just use the AppLauncher gadget (Winkey + G will bring gadgets to the foreground) : Windows Live Gallery

Steven
Unfortunately AppLauncher works only in Windows 7 32bit - not in 64bit. At least that's what I had experienced.
Do you use it in a tweaked sidebar Vista style or as a free floating gadget Windows 7 style?.


Quote:
YES! It's gone! After having the computer for a day and installing programs, and rebooting multiple times, that bar is gone, where I was just getting comfortable with it, with all my icons! Hokus Pokus and it was gone...
Have a look in the program files whether there is some kind of dock - e.g. Rocket dock.
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22 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoasterFan View Post
Hi there forum. Just got my new PC from Dell with Windows 7 Home, and was getting everything setup/downloaded, and I restarted, and now my TOP floating toolbar where I was adding the icons to is gone and im not sure how to get it back.... Is this normal? I was actually liking that thing!!! Thanks!
Thats one thing Ive missed since Vista was released, I used to drag the QuickLaunch toolbar out from the Taskbar and place it at the top of the screen but it cant be done now without 3rd party software these days

Now I just use the AppLauncher gadget (Winkey + G will bring gadgets to the foreground) : Windows Live Gallery

Steven
Unfortunately AppLauncher works only in Windows 7 32bit - not in 64bit. At least that's what I had experienced.
Do you use it in a tweaked sidebar Vista style or as a free floating gadget Windows 7 style?.


Quote:
YES! It's gone! After having the computer for a day and installing programs, and rebooting multiple times, that bar is gone, where I was just getting comfortable with it, with all my icons! Hokus Pokus and it was gone...
Have a look in the program files whether there is some kind of dock - e.g. Rocket dock.

Will do! Thank you!
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22 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

AFAIK Dell does ship a customised version of Startdock's Object dock with some of it's models - It would appear that this is what we are dealing with here .

All I can suggest to the OP is to check out dell's website for their particular model and check if this is available for download - Dell are normally pretty good in this respect so I would expect it to be available.

The other thing to try is to check for a dell applications disk with the system or even a folder on the C: system drive
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22 Feb 2010   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoasterFan View Post
Hi there forum. Just got my new PC from Dell with Windows 7 Home, and was getting everything setup/downloaded, and I restarted, and now my TOP floating toolbar where I was adding the icons to is gone and im not sure how to get it back.... Is this normal? I was actually liking that thing!!! Thanks!
Thats one thing Ive missed since Vista was released, I used to drag the QuickLaunch toolbar out from the Taskbar and place it at the top of the screen but it cant be done now without 3rd party software these days

Now I just use the AppLauncher gadget (Winkey + G will bring gadgets to the foreground) : Windows Live Gallery

Steven
Unfortunately AppLauncher works only in Windows 7 32bit - not in 64bit. At least that's what I had experienced.
Do you use it in a tweaked sidebar Vista style or as a free floating gadget Windows 7 style?.

Have a look in the program files whether there is some kind of dock - e.g. Rocket dock.
Works for me on x64

Quote:
YES! It's gone! After having the computer for a day and installing programs, and rebooting multiple times, that bar is gone, where I was just getting comfortable with it, with all my icons! Hokus Pokus and it was gone...
I just want to clarify what 'that bar' is your talking about, Is it this one?

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What are you using to launch programs if its not there?
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