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Windows 7: Getting super bar just right

14 Mar 2009   #1

windos7
 
 
Getting super bar just right

Hi there are 2 things that I'm trying to do the first is to pin things like computer, control panle, network ect to the superbar.
The second is to be able to stack the pind icons verticaly as my superbar is two or three lines deep. Then I could use it as an alternitive to quicklaunch. I've been trying to do this for ages but thought it was just a flaw with Windows 7 that I couldn't till I saw that someone else manidged it here (Buggy taskbar if positioned on top and taller than normal - Windows 7 Taskforce). Do you know how they did it.

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14 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nikost4 View Post
Hi there are 2 things that I'm trying to do the first is to pin things like computer, control panle, network ect to the superbar.
The second is to be able to stack the pind icons verticaly as my superbar is two or three lines deep. Then I could use it as an alternitive to quicklaunch. I've been trying to do this for ages but thought it was just a flaw with Windows 7 that I couldn't till I saw that someone else manidged it here (Buggy taskbar if positioned on top and taller than normal - Windows 7 Taskforce). Do you know how they did it.
What build are you using? Because i can do it in 7057 no problems
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15 Mar 2009   #3

windos7
 
 

So maybe it is just broken in the build I have. I think I've got 7000 but I'm not sure where to check. Its the public beta that was available from MS.
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15 Mar 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello nikost4,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can get that info by typing 'winver' (no quotes) into the start menu search box. Sounds like you have build 7000. This works in 7000 also. You must have enough icons to force the wrap. I did it here by dragging a toolbar over to reduce the size available for pinned icons.

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Hope this helps.
Gary


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16 Mar 2009   #5

windos7
 
 

I see, I was hopping that i would be able to organize the pined items into a square ( sort of like quick launch ) and have non pined programs appear as normal. Are you able to pin "my computer" to the superbar. I have a check and it is indeed build 7000.
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16 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nikost4 View Post
I see, I was hopping that i would be able to organize the pined items into a square ( sort of like quick launch ) and have non pined programs appear as normal. Are you able to pin "my computer" to the superbar. I have a check and it is indeed build 7000.
You're not going to be able to see your monitor very well if you pin your computer to the Taskbar LOL, seriously though I'm afraid it won't let you but can make anew toolbar and put a shortcut in it for computer.
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16 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi,

Although you cannot directly pin the computer to the taskbar it is possible to change the opening point of the standard explorer icon.

Have a look at Brink's tutorial here ...

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target
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21 Mar 2009   #8

windos7
 
 

Thanks for the help I gave it a go and it worked well. The only thing is I couldn't get computer and control panel at the same time but I'll manage till the RC.
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21 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Hello Nikost4.

You can get Control Panel, Computer and Libraries all together.

To do so:

1. Restore Libraries location to where it was before
2. Create a new shortcut anywhere (e.g. in c:\) and use as path:
c:\windows\explorer.exe shell:mycomputerfolder
Rename the shortcut to Computer and pin it to the taskbar.
3. Create another shortcut and use as path:
c:\windows\explorer.exe shell:controlpanelfolder
Rename it to control panel and pin that too to the taskbar.

Done. You have all three of them pinned.

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To change icons in the shortcuts, right-click them, choose properties, change icon, and browse to the file c:\windows\system32\imageres.dll which contains all the fancy icons.
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