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Windows 7: Dumb Question About Customization Of The Taskbar

26 Dec 2009   #1
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 
Dumb Question About Customization Of The Taskbar

As the title says, it is dumb and probably everyone knows how to do this, but how do you put a separator between programs on the taskbar? its just that i have lots of different 'category' programs that I just want to look neat and easy to navigate to.
Thanks for any help

Dom

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26 Dec 2009   #2
wyldstallyns258

 

You COULD use Jumplist Launcher and make a different "program" for each of your categories. You would have to use the jumplists to open each of your programs though. And then they would open in a separate icon on the taskbar.
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26 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dom,

I think a program like Nexus, Fences, or RockeDock may be better suited for this.

However, if you wanted to do this on the taskbar, then you can do this workaround to do so. You would actually pin folders like the way you do with Quick Launch by having the shortcut icons that you place in the folder showing instead of the folder icon. You would create on of these per category that you wanted. Next, leave the taskbar unlocked so that you have the dotted separater line inbetween each pinned folder group.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Dec 2009   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wyldstallyns258 View Post
You COULD use Jumplist Launcher and make a different "program" for each of your categories. You would have to use the jumplists to open each of your programs though. And then they would open in a separate icon on the taskbar.
Sorry, I wanted to still have the apps on the taskbar, just a separator between them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Dom,

I think a program like Nexus, Fences, or RockeDock may be better suited for this.

However, if you wanted to do this on the taskbar, then you can do this workaround to do so. You would actually pin folders like the way you do with Quick Launch by having the shortcut icons that you place in the folder showing instead of the folder icon. You would create on of these per category that you wanted. Next, leave the taskbar unlocked so that you have the dotted separater line inbetween each pinned folder group.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
This might work a little better - I thank both of you
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27 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Dom. Please let us know how it went.
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27 Dec 2009   #6

 
 

Are you chasing something like this?:

Dumb Question About Customization Of The Taskbar-tbar.jpg


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27 Dec 2009   #7
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome Dom. Please let us know how it went.
I tried putting all the shortcuts of the programs in folders on the desktop, then dragged to the taskbar. It just put the link of Windows Explorer on and in the jumplist on a right-click it was listed under tasks. Doesn't work for me
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Are you chasing something like this?:

Attachment 43967
Yes! Here is a screenshot of what i want separated from other programs:

Lol sorry Brink and wyldstallyns258 .

OK smarty, how do i do it?
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27 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Dom,

Yeah, it will not work by dragging the folder to the taskbar. They will not pin that way. Instead, see the "pin folders" and "Quick Launch" links in the post above for how to pin a folder to the start menu like that.
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27 Dec 2009   #9
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Dom,

Yeah, it will not work by dragging the folder to the taskbar. They will not pin that way. Instead, see the "pin folders" and "Quick Launch" links in the post above for how to pin a folder to the start menu like that.
OK, i don't get it()! How do you create a folder in the application?
Why don't you PM me showing me step by step of how to do the workaround? And don't worry, this is frustrating for me and you.
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27 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Are you chasing something like this?:

Attachment 43967
I would like an explanation on how to do that please
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