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Windows 7: Help With My computer menu.


09 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Help With My computer menu.

Sorry if the title is a bit confusing but i dont know what to call it, when you grab the my computer icon and drag it up to the top of the desktop and end up with a my computer menu that you can make auto disappear and what not. Well i liked this feature on vista and xp and i want to know how to get it back on windows 7, if it doesn't exist then i guess im going back to vista because that was a major feature for me.

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09 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Crackruckles, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you mean the "Computer" icon that you can check here to have it on the desktop?

Desktop Icons - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I dont know of any utility that could isolate one icon from the remainder, but I use this neat little prog to auto hide the whole lot of the desktop icons.
It only works with 32Bit and, for some reason, needs to have the tasbar at the bottom.


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10 Dec 2009   #4

windows 7
 
 
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I'm sorry if i wasn't very clear i think a picture would help.



If you would like to get that menu just grab the my computer icon and drag it to the top left hand corner of the screen above all other icons and it should appear. It does take some try's but i cant get it to work on Windows 7 any ideas.
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10 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, I see. The Desktop Toolbar feature has been removed in Windows 7.

Instead, you can use a free program like Fences, RocketDock, or Nexus to have a dock like this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professonal
 
 

You can use RocketDock, it more beautiful...

RocketDock's homepage:

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10 Dec 2009   #7

windows 7
 
 
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I'm not to worried about how it looks just as long as i can set it to auto hide, and have it setup with all the computer drives like the old one had, so i guess i'm saying which one would be the best?
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10 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Did XP have that?
And I know of another one.. RKlauncher is my favorite
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11 Dec 2009   #9

windows 7
 
 

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Did XP have that?
yes it did thats what i took that screenshot in, i had to use virtual PC 2007 with xp as i dont use xp or vista anymore.
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