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Windows 7: Movable toolbars like in XP/Vista

03 Jan 2011   #11
Surfer76

Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Taskbar or Toolbar?

I can't understand why my posts don't appear in the original threads


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03 Jan 2011   #12
Surfer76

Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
I don't know what the problem is, but you can reposition the task bar to wherever you want it.

Left click and drag,

Are you sure you haven't got the taskbar locked.?

Don't bother with all that crappola thats been suggested.
I am fully aware that the Taskbar can be placed in a position of choice but I think the original thread was asking about Toolbars not Taskbars. In Windows XP you could add new Toolbars and place them anywhere. I have no idea why Microsoft discontinued this function but I hope my suggestion will prove helpful to those who wish to add a new Toolbar into a position of their choice. I have always found it useful to add toolbars where I can have control over 'shortcut icons' that otherwise clutter the desktop window.
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03 Jan 2011   #13
Surfer76

Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Please ignore any duplicates of my threads ... totally at a loss as to why the original doesn't appear in the thread
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03 Jan 2011   #14
Surfer76

Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
I don't know what the problem is, but you can reposition the task bar to wherever you want it.

Left click and drag,

Are you sure you haven't got the taskbar locked.?

Don't bother with all that crappola thats been suggested.


I am fully aware that the Taskbar can be placed in a position of choice but I think the original thread was asking about Toolbars not Taskbars. In Windows XP you could add new Toolbars and place them anywhere. I have no idea why Microsoft discontinued this function but I hope my suggestion will prove helpful to those who wish to add a new Toolbar into a position of their choice. I have always found it useful to add toolbars where I can have control over 'shortcut icons' that otherwise clutter the desktop window.
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07 Sep 2011   #15
wornout

win 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

For any of you who miss the movable tool bars from XP and back, I found a free utility that does a great job of duplicating that functionality. The only hitch is that it will only let you dock toolbars to sides of the primary monitor on a multi-monitor system.
It's called Coolbarz
you can download it from BryntYounce.com
You'll have to click on the COOLBARZ icon on the upper left of the window to get to the download page.
Enjoy!
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07 Sep 2011   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You may think it was a useful feature, but Microsoft did some extensive testing and gathering of feedback with this OS. If the majority of people didn't seem to use a feature, it was removed. My personally, I don't miss it, as extra toolbars make my screen look busy and crowded.
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07 Sep 2011   #17
wornout

win 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

That's why i set the toolbars to "autohide" like i do with the taskbar, that way you only see them when you bump the edge of the screen. It's not much different than having commonly used icons on the desktop but the toolbars will pop up on top of windows that cover icons.
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14 Oct 2011   #18
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wornout View Post
That's why i set the toolbars to "autohide" like i do with the taskbar, that way you only see them when you bump the edge of the screen. It's not much different than having commonly used icons on the desktop but the toolbars will pop up on top of windows that cover icons.
and it's much more convenient than using 'show desktop' when you have multiple windows open, because, of course, if you used that function to open a folder linked on the desktop, you can't, afterwards, restore all your windows again ('unshow desktop', as it were)--you have to click each on the taskbar one by bloody one!
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16 Oct 2011   #19
Imperfect1

 
 

Everyone likes to customize their system the way that THEY want. I don't understand why people are continually criticizing others for the way in which the other person prefers to customize his/her system. I would love to see the members offer more help and less criticism of other people's personal preferences.

Having said my 2 here's some additional 3rd party apps for you to try:

Objectdock
Winstep Nexus Dock
StandaloneStack - Free software downloads - It uses the same stacks library as RocketDock. You can have a folder with subfolders of categorized apps that you can use as a toolbar.
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13 Jul 2013   #20
ZaphodBeeblbrox

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You may think it was a useful feature, but Microsoft did some extensive testing and gathering of feedback with this OS. If the majority of people didn't seem to use a feature, it was removed. My personally, I don't miss it, as extra toolbars make my screen look busy and crowded.
I showed my XP toolbars to a guy who gives computer help classes. I have toolbars on the left, top and right of my laptop screen.

This guy is an "expert" on MS operating systems and applications. He writes books about them. He is a Microsoft MVP.

When I showed him my hidden and auto-expanding toolbars, he said: "Wow! How did you do that?".

So "if the majority of people didn't seem to use a feature" then that - in my opinion - is not the reason to delete it.
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