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Windows 7: Adding a toolbar to the top of the screen????


07 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Well there might be a way to improvise it, but since I never created a toolbar like that in XP (no need)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArinA View Post
Mother ****er!

This is equivalent to buying a pair of jeans that makes my ass look good, but unfortunately results in the removal of my penis.

**** you Microsoft.

Thanks for all your help guys!
but you would look so much hotter as a chick

lol


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11 Jan 2010   #12
ArinA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
Get a life
That makes no sense. I have a life. I don't want to spend it hunting for apps to recreate features I once had.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
adopt to changes.
I did. This was a new feature at one point. It made windows XP/Vista so much more enjoyable compared to previous versions of windows and very handy compared to my current mac. There's no reason to remove it.

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Poke around and you'll find even better features for what you want to do.
Poked. Found nothing. Can't put the address bar at the top of the screen like I always could. I asked if there was any way to do it and no one gave me a good answer.

Please elaborate which features are better for what I want to do.
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11 Jan 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I regret this Windows 7 omission too. But Rocket Dock that jav linked works pretty well for me. Once you get used to it, you will probably like it even better than the Vista toolbar/dock that I still use in Vista. It just needs a little getting used to.
You have to understand that Windows 7 is Vista for little old ladies. So they left out a lot of functions so that this audiance would not get confused - LOL.
The taskbars are handy for replacing the Quick Launch which they also axed. And I do not like the tweaked version of Quick Launch that some people propose.
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16 Jan 2010   #14

Win 7 32Bit
 
 

The very first thing I did after logging onto my account when I first installed Windows 7, I dragged Computer to the top of the desktop. Nothing happened. I tried again and again, and all it did was put a shortcut on the desktop. I immediately googled and found this and another similar thread on this site.
I cannot find any reason why this feature would be omitted from Windows 7. Also, ArinA, I love how you replied to Sopolias Falst ridiculous post. Anywayz, I will be hunting for a work around to this. Will let you know if I find anything.

~Des
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16 Jan 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Poked. Found nothing. Can't put the address bar at the top of the screen like I always could. I asked if there was any way to do it and no one gave me a good answer.

Please elaborate which features are better for what I want to do.
I suggest Rocket Dock. Works very well. It has similar settings as the Vista/XP docking facility.
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16 Jan 2010   #16
ArinA

 

desolator4u,

let me know if you figure it out. Maybe it's as simple as a registry hack!

-Arin
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17 Jan 2010   #17

Win7-Professional 64bit
 
 

Try true launch bar, there is a free version also, free launch bar.
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17 Jan 2010   #18

several
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
Get a life and adopt to changes. Poke around and you'll find even better features for what you want to do.
I'm not the OP, but I'm yet another user (with a life, thank you) who would
love to hear what these "better features" are. Please elaborate.

BTW, I'm a software consultant, and I keep about 80 quick-launch icons for
utilities at the sides of the screen in XP and Vista. Last thing that I need in
the middle of trying to drill into low-level for debugging apps is the distraction
of navigating popup menus. How else would you do that?
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17 Jan 2010   #19

several
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
Poked. Found nothing. Can't put the address bar at the top of the screen like I always could. I asked if there was any way to do it and no one gave me a good answer.

Please elaborate which features are better for what I want to do.
I suggest Rocket Dock. Works very well. It has similar settings as the Vista/XP docking facility.
It appears that Rocket Dock won't work with 64-bit OS's yet. Nexus Winstep supposedly does. I haven't tried it on my 64-bit machines yet, but the test install that I just loaded up looks pretty good. It will also host folders, which is a feature that's missing from some other launchers. Unfortunately, you have to mouse over a folder icon to show the name. If they enhanced that, I think it would be a great substitute for the older desktop toolbars.
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17 Jan 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
It appears that Rocket Dock won't work with 64-bit OS's yet.
That is correct - that's what it says on their download page.
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