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Windows 7: Shortcut toolbar

09 Nov 2009   #1
rkeilty

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Shortcut toolbar

On vista I had a shortcut toolbar along top of desktop that would auto-hide. Can this be done on W7?


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09 Nov 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hellow Rkeilty,

You could move the taskbar to the top of the desktop, and set it to auto-hide. Another alternative, is a program like RocketDock.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Nov 2009   #3
Keizer

Win 7 Home premium 64
 
 

Or try Nexus (The Advanced Docking System for Windows). Works with Win 7 32/64.
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I have tried both Object dock, and Rocket dock, and prefer Nexus.

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10 Nov 2009   #4
rkeilty

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks guys. Any other suggestions out there? I don't want to lose my task bar nor do I need anything as sophisticated as Nexus. Thanks.

Ray
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11 Nov 2009   #5
rkeilty

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Have settled for Rocketdock and am quite liking it. Shortsighted of Microsoft to remove this, I think. Thanks to you all.

Ray
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11 Nov 2009   #6
Keizer

Win 7 Home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rkeilty View Post
Have settled for Rocketdock and am quite liking it. Shortsighted of Microsoft to remove this, I think. Thanks to you all.

Ray
Just remember that both Rocket dock, and Object dock are not advertised as working with Win 7. You may find some quirks with the software. Nexus however is constantly updated and is fully functional with Win 7 32/64.

Enjoy!
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12 Nov 2009   #7
Keizer

Win 7 Home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
The Nexus dock is so nice that I had to rep Keizer for pointing it out. Now, I don't have to fret about StarDocks pending release. I am a bit miffed at them for failing to make the Start Menu dock applet work in x64 for the past several years.
If you think the Nexus dock is nice, you should try Winstep Extreme. They have a 30 day trial. It's a bit overwhelming at first because of the vast customization that it offers. However, after a few days, it all starts coming together, and you keep finding new things to tweak.

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It's not free though. But, It includes a more feature rich version of the Nexus docking system that allows for multiple docks, tabbed docking etc. It also comes with Workshelf which is really unique. It organizes everything into customizable shelf's that can auto hide and are launched right from your desk top. No more clicking through multiple menus to find what you need.

I was so impressed with the the Workshelf system, that I didn't even set up any Nexus docks.

Oh, and Winstep Extreme also come with Nextstart which is a skinable advanced menu management system.

Winstep has their own support forum where the developer is extremely active and promptly answers all questions.

http://forums.winstep.net/phpBB2/index.php

Winstep Extreme has been around for a long time and is continuously being developed. I am in no way connected to the developer of Winstep Extreme. I am just a happy registered user of the software.
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12 Nov 2009   #8
Keizer

Win 7 Home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
My desktop, cluttered. The Antman is a minimalist.

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I too am a minimalist. Hard to believe I can get to anything I need right from the desktop.
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16 Nov 2009   #9
x0wn4g33x

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Keizer how was the second one done?
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17 Nov 2009   #10
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Keizer mind linking to your gadgets? I wouldn't mind using some of those. By the way ObjectDock works fine on Windows 7.
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