Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold
If you do it that way, you lose all the functionality of the 'pinned icons'.
Thanks for the welcome.
Hm, I'm not really sure which function is lost, but to be honest I'm just looking to use the taskbar as a dock. So, the icons really just act as "links" to all my programs, folders, and files.
I think there are a couple advantages to going the "shortcut" and "New Toolbar" route. For one thing, the icons are spaced tighter together, which I like. I didn't like how the icons were spaced so far apart on the regular taskbar.
Also, pinning programs, folders, and files, as well as changing the icons, needed to be done differently for different things. With the above method, you do it all the same way, and it's easy to change the icons or add more to the "taskbar folder" on the desktop (they show up automatically on the taskbar).
And while it's not a big deal, you don't have to create an empty toolbar to center it.
Finally, the regular taskbar still works, so when you have a program or two open, they still show up over to the left. Pretty cool.