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Windows 7: How do I create a folder toolbar with an icon instead of text?

26 Aug 2013   #1
SHolmes

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How do I create a folder toolbar with an icon instead of text?

Hi everyone,

I have a folder full of icons on my desktop, and I would like to pin this to my taskbar. I don't want to pin it as an icon that opens the folder when I click on it, but instead I want it pinned as a toolbar, so that when I click it, a menu pops up with all the icons on it and I can choose the one I want (if all that makes sense).

I created a new toolbar from the folder, but this creates a toolbar with a text title. If I go into the toolbar properties and switch off the text, the toolbar then shows some of the icons inside, which I don't want. Is it possible to create a toolbar that has an icon instead of a text title?


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26 Aug 2013   #2
Jo6Pak

7 Ultimate
 
 

perhaps not exactly what you want, but may work for you. have a look at this tutorial:

Taskbar - Separate Pinned Programs
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26 Aug 2013   #3
SHolmes

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Jo6Pak - Tried it, and it wasn't what I was looking for. Thanks for your suggestion anyway.
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26 Aug 2013   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK I think I have the answer for you.
Delete the new toolbar you have made.
First off you need to create an icon. Select an image that you want as an icon for your new toolbar. Then go to:
Free Online Favicon.ico Icon Generator | Convert Image to ICO File
Upload your image then choose size 96 x96
Click create. Choose one the samples and download to the same folder where you are creating the toolbar for>
When done, report back for next easy stage
Just to show it will work here's a screenshot of my new Toolbar with icon and no text!
How do I create a folder toolbar with an icon instead of text?-toolbar.png


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26 Aug 2013   #5
Thonk98

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I create a desktop toolbar and then drag it to the bottom of my task bar. Then I right click on the tool bar and deselect 'show text' and 'show title'. I end up with a tool bar with all desktop icons that autohides with the taskbar


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26 Aug 2013   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

But that is not what the OP is trying to do!!!!!
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26 Aug 2013   #7
Thonk98

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

In rereading the OP I think you are right Mitchell. I guess I'm being proactive and answering questions that haven't been asked yet.
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26 Aug 2013   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

When the OP comes back \i will complete the method! See my last screenshot!
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26 Aug 2013   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thonk98 View Post
I create a desktop toolbar and then drag it to the bottom of my task bar. Then I right click on the tool bar and deselect 'show text' and 'show title'. I end up with a tool bar with all desktop icons that autohides with the taskbar
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
But that is not what the OP is trying to do!!!!!
That is the method to be able to show an icon though, they do need to provide an icon as you suggested.

I have seven toolbars on my taskbar, using icons from the tutorials Brink made.

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26 Aug 2013   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you could do what i do but its not free, 5 bucks will sort it out though.
i use a software called bins.
http://www.1upindustries.com/bins/
you then pin the programs you want to the taskbar then drag the icons to the bin.

see example

How do I create a folder toolbar with an icon instead of text?-bin.png
i have 40 unseen icons

i have several bins for different type things. the one that is showing is my office stuff and notepad etc.
you could in theory have 1 bin with all the icons you want and you could have it showing only one icon on the taskbar also.
personally when you get into it its real handy being able to group them.


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