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Windows 7: Movable toolbars like in XP/Vista

13 Aug 2009   #1
SpawNyK

Windows 7 x64 RTM (7600)
 
 
Movable toolbars like in XP/Vista

Hello, i've been running 7 since beta, and i'm verry pleased with it exept for a few things but the most important and disturbing problem of mine is that i can't move the new toolbars i create to the left/right/top of the desktop like i could in XP :



or even Vista :



I searched all over the internet for a solution even on your forum, but i couldn't find any, so could you please tell me if there is a solution for this or not, but without any 3rd party apps.

Thanks in advance !


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13 Aug 2009   #2
Antman

 

The taskbar is completely re-worked (redesigned). You can only have one - top, bottom, left, right - but only one.
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13 Aug 2009   #3
SpawNyK

Windows 7 x64 RTM (7600)
 
 

Thanks for the fast answer, but i just don't understand why they didn't implement movable toolbars in the redesigning.

I mean since win98 i'm using a toolbar on the right to store my games shortcuts, because i don't want to put them on my desktop or on the taskbar, and now i have them in a desktop folder, that's a "-" from me MS!!
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13 Aug 2009   #4
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SpawNyK View Post
Thanks for the fast answer, but i just don't understand why they didn't implement movable toolbars in the redesigning.

I mean since win98 i'm using a toolbar on the right to store my games shortcuts, because i don't want to put them on my desktop or on the taskbar, and now i have them in a desktop folder, that's a "-" from me MS!!
The new taskbar behaves as toolbar...
Antman explained that nicely
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13 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

I dunno - do not judge too quickly. There is a great amount of flexibility in the new bar. I really like all of the pinning and history available in the jump lists.

I use the bar in a way I would have never used quick launch, for example. The enitre left side of my 1920x1080 res monitor is filled with my most frequently used apps - always in the same place, all windows directly available by right click and on and on.

Of course, I did not "like" it at first. Now, I have a hard time in my XP VM -trying to use a jumplist that isn't there!

And all of my drives are directly available thru the right click. Just drag your desired folder to the "My Computer" icon and drop it.
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13 Aug 2009   #6
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I dunno - do not judge too quickly. There is a great amount of flexibility in the new bar. I really like all of the pinning and history available in the jump lists.

I use the bar in a way I would have never used quick launch, for example. The enitre left side of my 1920x1080 res monitor is filled with my most frequently used apps - always in the same place, all windows directly available by right click and on and on.

Of course, I did not "like" it at first. Now, I have a hard time in my XP VM -trying to use a jumplist that isn't there!

And all of my drives are directly available thru the right click. Just drag your desired folder to the "My Computer" icon and drop it.
I use 1080p monitor too... Its great for new taskbar, and when I saw it, it was love on a first sight...
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13 Aug 2009   #7
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Have you tried the Quick Launch tool bar? Maybe not what you wanted but you can put games and such on it. Have a look at this tutorial. Good luck to you!
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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14 Aug 2009   #8
SpawNyK

Windows 7 x64 RTM (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Have you tried the Quick Launch tool bar? Maybe not what you wanted but you can put games and such on it. Have a look at this tutorial. Good luck to you!
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
Yes i've tried this, thanks anyway.

Then what about 3rd party applications, i dont like them but witch one do you use or is the best? for sidebars, docks, toolbars.
Or maybe theirs a gadget that do that, sorry can't test i'm on a XP machine.
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03 Jan 2011   #9
Surfer76

Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Alternative to Windows toolbars

You may wish to try Stardock ObjectDock which is free and looks great. You can move this to any chosen location on your desktop and it's easy to use.
Go here to get it:- Stardock.com - Your Edge In Software
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03 Jan 2011   #10
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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.
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