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Windows 7: What happened to Toolbar Buttons?

22 Sep 2009   #1
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 
What happened to Toolbar Buttons?

Hello,
Having skipped XP, I'm kind of surprised to find no toolbar buttons or ways to customize those for Win 7 Explorer. Did I miss something?


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23 Sep 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ragzarok, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of the toolbar that you are referring to, to help us know which one?

Menu Bar??
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23 Sep 2009   #3
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

Hello, In XP, you can go to View>Toolbars>Customize, and place toolbar buttons on the exlporer bar. Some buttons I always needed were Copy, Paste, Move To, Copy To, Delete, etc...I no longer have XP, sorry, can't get a screen shot.
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23 Sep 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ragzarok,

Sorry, but those options have been removed in both Vista and Windows 7.

You can use the tutorial below to add "Copy to Folder" and "Move to Folder" to the context menu to make it a bit easier to use instead though.

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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27 Sep 2009   #5
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

Thank you. I've sort of figured it out after a little searching. Given that, what are people doing in order to enhance file management in the new Explorer? It is a nightmare without toolbar buttons, QTTabBar, or any replacements for those. Is there any known way to tweak the new Explorer? Resize the toolbars, add new toolbar, etc?
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27 Sep 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Other than some 3rd party program like QTTabBar, there is no option for this in Windows 7.
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27 Sep 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

The new system is a context sensitive one - if you select a file then most of the options you mention are available via the organise tool-bar item.

Not as convenient as the XP buttons, at times, I will admit, but has scopr for more flexibility as commands on the new system is tailored to the actual item selected
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27 Sep 2009   #8
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

K, it is what it is, I'm sure time will present the answers, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Appreciate your help.
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27 Sep 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Hopefully something will develop soon after Windows 7 has been out for a bit.
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