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Windows 7: desktop help

05 Nov 2012   #1
sirgknight

windows 7 home premium
 
 
desktop help

I have windows7 home premium. In the past there was a set of icons directly above the taskbar at the bottom of my desktop. The second set of icons included, among others, the internet explorer icon which allowed me to open multiple internet windows. These icons have disappeared and I have no idea what I've done to cause this; are they recoverable? I tried the restore to an earlier date, but that didn't resolve the missing icons.


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05 Nov 2012   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sirgknight View Post
I have windows7 home premium. In the past there was a set of icons directly above the taskbar at the bottom of my desktop. The second set of icons included, among others, the internet explorer icon which allowed me to open multiple internet windows. These icons have disappeared and I have no idea what I've done to cause this; are they recoverable? I tried the restore to an earlier date, but that didn't resolve the missing icons.
I believe you want the taskbar to be double the height; see the following site.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5576306_make-task-bar-double-height.html
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05 Nov 2012   #3
sirgknight

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I checked this feature and the task bar is unlocked; the second set of icons is still missing.
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05 Nov 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That sounds like a dock which comes with some OEM installations. Here is one you can use: http://rocketdock.com/ You can position that top, bottom, left or right of the screen. I like to position mine on the left.
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05 Nov 2012   #5
sirgknight

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I'll check out the rocketdock.....thanks.
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05 Nov 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Is your computer at Dell by chance?
The Dell Dock, by Stardock : Powered by ObjectDock

Jerry
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05 Nov 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Jerry, Stardock, Object dock, Rocket dock - they are all very similar. Matter of personal taste, But I would not want to live without a dock. They are so handy.
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05 Nov 2012   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I agree Wolfgang I don't think I could live without a dock either I use Nexus dock free and really like it. Winstep Nexus Dock and Nexus Ultimate - The Advanced Docking System for Windows
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05 Nov 2012   #9
sirgknight

windows 7 home premium
 
 

well, i wish my only problem was with the dock. i found out that a foreign ip address is on my computer and i have over 3000 corrupted files - how i don't know because i never visit unknown sites and i have every safeguard that norton provides. my computer wizz will help me in next few days.....ugh!!!!
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05 Nov 2012   #10
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

what told you that? Norton?
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