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Windows 7: taskbar icons


30 Nov 2010   #1

Windows Ultimate 32
 
 
taskbar icons

Hi

Is there a way of placing the icons the way we used to do in win xp. I mean, i used to place icons in groups in a folder so that it was much easier and faster to select them without having to go to Start>All programs.

I work as a designer, mainly 3d models and i use many softwares. Quite often i have to work with three or four and sometimes 6 softwares at the same time. This way i have to keep them at sight in order not to go crazy.

My problem is that ive changed my OS recently and ive had a hard time trying to find things out, but i wasnt able to config the taskbar the way i want it.

Can you give me a helping hand?

Thanks
madgirl


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30 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Can't you just drag and drop it into the taskbar?

Or right click it and pin to taskbar.

Edit: Just checked again. If you right click on your icon the menu will give you a selection and
one of them is pin to task bar...
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30 Nov 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madgirl View Post
Hi

Is there a way of placing the icons the way we used to do in win xp. I mean, i used to place icons in groups in a folder so that it was much easier and faster to select them without having to go to Start>All programs.

I work as a designer, mainly 3d models and i use many softwares. Quite often i have to work with three or four and sometimes 6 softwares at the same time. This way i have to keep them at sight in order not to go crazy.

My problem is that ive changed my OS recently and ive had a hard time trying to find things out, but i wasnt able to config the taskbar the way i want it.

Can you give me a helping hand?

Thanks
madgirl
Welcome to the forum,

In addition to The Howling Wolves' great advice,

Maybe something like one of these tutorials will help you also,

Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
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30 Nov 2010   #4

Windows Ultimate 32
 
 

Sorry, I think Ive not been very clear. The problem is not to pin them to the taskbar. My problem is that there are so many of them on the taskebar that ive no been able deal with them properly. First, there are the icons(shortcuts) and i also have icons of opened windows.

This way, its become a real mess when searching for one of them. When i used win xp all of them used to be separated, but in win 7 all them stay together at the same place (taskbar) and i ve not been able to sort them out so that shortcuts and icons of opened windows can be in separated places.

Thanks again
madgirl
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30 Nov 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

How about something like this, Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable

Hope that is what you're looking for, or at least helps.
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30 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I feel your pain...my solution, I have a few:
A Desktop Gadget: AppLauncher v3.x Windows Live Gallery
Where you could either drop folders or just single programs to avoid the search through all programs.
It offers dividers so you could group your stuff.
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Alternatively you could try this application for the Tray
Download Tray Commander Lite - Freeware Software - Tucows
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again you can group your stuff by several means just try it out.

or look here for some alternatives to Tray Commander like
Launchy
Pstart
Type and Go
etc.

-DG


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30 Nov 2010   #7

Windows Ultimate 32
 
 

Hi there!

Thanks all of you guys for the help. I think i got it! The derekimo tutorial worked all right! All my folders with the shortcuts are back!! uf!

thanks a lot
madgirl
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30 Nov 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madgirl View Post
Hi there!

Thanks all of you guys for the help. I think i got it! The derekimo tutorial worked all right! All my folders with the shortcuts are back!! uf!

thanks a lot
madgirl
You're welcome, glad you got it sorted out. Thanks for posting back too.
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30 Nov 2010   #9

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

I just arranged mine like it was on Xp
No pinned stuff just simple 3 quick launch.
One is just blank space.


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30 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madgirl View Post
Hi there!

Thanks all of you guys for the help. I think i got it! The derekimo tutorial worked all right! All my folders with the shortcuts are back!! uf!

thanks a lot
madgirl
You're welcome, glad you got it sorted out. Thanks for posting back too.
Nice work Derek............
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