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Windows 7: Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room

23 Feb 2013   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Chillz,

The free program 7stacks may work for you for this when using it with "icons only" mode like below.

7stacks | Alastria Software





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23 Feb 2013   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Try creating your own toolbar and not use the Quick Launch toolbar.
I use my own toolbar rather than the Quick Launch toolbar.
I tried a lot of settings and mine always wraps the icons without the extra 3rd row.
I re-booted, and the settings still worked.

With my toolbar I see the Toolbar name, in my screen print it's "W 7 32".

I prefer my toolbar over the Quick Launch for:
- I don't want a System Restore to replace MY latest toolbar
- I have several systems, and I can glance at the toolbar and know what system I am using

It's free to try, with no 3rd party program needed.

Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room-tbsp01.png

To create a new toolbar for a "Quick Launch replacement":
- Copy your Quick Launch folder to a new folder
- The name of the new folder will be used for the Toolbar Name
- Right Click on the Taskbar, then Left Click Toolbars > New Toolbar...
- Browse to your new Toolbar folder and select it


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26 Feb 2013   #13
chillz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Brink: thanks it looks like a nice program. It would be very useful if I have lots of shortcuts. I will definitely keep it in mind.


DavidW7ncus: it doesn't work. It has the same problem as the QL bar. You probably don't notice it because you're using small icons and a 2-row taskbar. If you change your toolbar to use large icons and then resize the border it will probably not wrap properly.
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26 Feb 2013   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome chillz.
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26 Feb 2013   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Use the suggestion by Brink if that fixes your issue.

My screen print in post #12 was with large icons.

Here are screen prints with large and small icons - either one works for me.
I chose a 2 row taskbar because that is what i thought i saw in your screen print example in the OP (post #1).

Large icons
Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room-tbsp03.png

Small icons
Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room-tbsp04.png


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26 Feb 2013   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I just tested this on a 7 x64 OS and I still don't see the issue you do...
I changed the taskbar color to Blue so the Black SF image area is more obvious in my screen prints.

I can't believe I am the only one not having this problem if it is a W7 issue/bug.

It's interesting that when I use Large Icons, the Toolbar and Notification area are still small icons...
Not a problem for me as I use Small icons...so i never noticed this before.

Do you have any items pinned to the taskbar?
I can't be sure based on the OP and screen prints.
I do, maybe that makes a difference.

These screen prints are full screen width, with the address toolbar, to force wrapping "taskbar areas"...

large icons
Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room-tbsp05.png

small icons
Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room-tbsp06.png


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27 Feb 2013   #17
chillz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your open program and pinned icons are using Large icons. Your toolbar icons are still using small icons. If you right click in the toolbar (unlock taskbar first if it's locked), View, Large icons. Then resize the border and see if it wraps. Most likely it won't.
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