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Windows 7: Windows 7 Quick Launch in Toolbars Submenu


31 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Professional (both x64)
 
 
Windows 7 Quick Launch in Toolbars Submenu

I know how to manually add the Quick Launch to the taskbar by adding it as a new toolbar, but I was wondering if I could add it to the Toolbars submenu when you right-click the taskbar, like in Windows XP and Windows Vista where you could just righ-click the taskbar > Toolbars > Quick Launch. This way I can show/hide it without having to add it as a new toolbar. Is there something like a registry tweak that can do this?

EDIT: I ment submenu in the title, not suubmenu. lol

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02 Feb 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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The shortcut menu also provides the option to add or remove a set of toolbars from the taskbar. You can add new toolbars to this menu by registering them under the CATID_DeskBand category. For more information, see Implementing Band Objects. Note that as of Windows 7, the taskbar and the notification area have separate shortcut menus. These shortcut menus share some options, such as window arrangement, and add others.
The Taskbar (Windows)

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Desk Bands

Band objects can also be used to create desk bands. While their basic implementation is similar to Explorer Bars, desk bands are unrelated to Internet Explorer. A desk band is basically a way to create a dockable window on the desktop. The user selects it by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting it from the Toolbars submenu.
Creating Custom Explorer Bars, Tool Bands, and Desk Bands (Windows)

It looks very complicated, but this is where toolbars come from. Some programs create an option on the toolbar context menu (Avast is one). I am unaware of any simple registry edit, or tool to add to this persistant list.

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