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Windows 7: Desktop toolbar on the Taskbar causing headache


20 Feb 2010   #1
The Blessed One

 
Desktop toolbar on the Taskbar causing headache

Hello,

I chose to have the desktop toolbar on the task bar as you can see from the picture below but I'm having two problems:

1. When I click on the arrows part it shows me a list of the stuff on my desktop but I can't scroll down the list using my laptop touch-pad scroll bar (which works on every other application). So I have to navigate to the bottom all the time and click on the down arrow (very annoying!).
2. I want to get rid of the 'Desktop' written in the white text if possible. thx



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20 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
Hello,

I chose to have the desktop toolbar on the task bar as you can see from the picture below but I'm having two problems:

1. When I click on the arrows part it shows me a list of the stuff on my desktop but I can't scroll down the list using my laptop touch-pad scroll bar (which works on every other application). So I have to navigate to the bottom all the time and click on the down arrow (very annoying!).
2. I want to get rid of the 'Desktop' written in the white text if possible. thx

http://i48.tinypic.com/2rnvrqt.jpg
right click on taskbar and un check lock taskbar
then right click on the seperator next to the text that says desktop. then uncheack show text.

do the up down keys work to scroll down the list?
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20 Feb 2010   #3
The Blessed One

 

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right click on taskbar and un check lock taskbar
then right click on the seperator next to the text that says desktop. then uncheack show text.

do the up down keys work to scroll down the list?
1. When I unchecked 'show text', a little libraries shortcut appeared which can't be deleted (I tried to right-click but no delete option given, also cannot move seperator anymore to the right). See pic below. How do I get rid of this thing!

2. Yes I can use the up/down keyboard keys to scroll but I'd love to use the touchpad scroll function instead.

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20 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

go to the folder for the desktop toolbar and choose organise then properties then customize... change folder picture. Best I can think of for that.
not sure about the mouse pad. have to get back on that.
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20 Feb 2010   #5
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
go to the folder for the desktop toolbar and choose organise then properties then customize... change folder picture. Best I can think of for that.
not sure about the mouse pad. have to get back on that.
I might have a theory about the mouse pad. My laptop is a Dell M1530 which is quite recent but the mousepad drivers only go up to Vista. I installed these Vista drivers fine on Windows 7 32-bit(without choosing Vista compatability mode) so everything was fine. But since this desktop toolbar is a new feature of Windows 7 I'm thinking maybe the drivers aren't optimised or something?

And I don't understand about this changing picture of folder thing. No idea where to click to do this and anyway wouldn't it just change the pic instead of removing the thing?!
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20 Feb 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I do not understand this whole story. When I click on my toolbars chevrons, all the entries appear. No need to scroll. Did you create the toolbar from a seperate folder (which you should). The folder holds the shortcuts and can reside in any place. Then you can also name/rename the folder to e.g. just one letter or a dot.



PS: This happens to be the Prgms toolbar.
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20 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Wow, a thread was posted about getting the my computer icon on the taskbar , this is by far the easiest way

Computer - Pin to Taskbar
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20 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Wow, a thread was posted about getting the my computer icon on the taskbar , this is by far the easiest way
Sure is. I've used the desktop toolbar forever. I hate icons on the desktop
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20 Feb 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Wow, a thread was posted about getting the my computer icon on the taskbar , this is by far the easiest way

Computer - Pin to Taskbar
Indeed, any folder qualifies. It is just a matter of space on the taskbar. It is prudent to choose short folder names because the names determine the amount of space the toolbar entry will take on the taskbar.
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20 Feb 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Wow, a thread was posted about getting the my computer icon on the taskbar , this is by far the easiest way
Sure is. I've used the desktop toolbar forever. I hate icons on the desktop
In Vista, I did not need toolbars because we had a functioning Quick Launch and I mainly used the AppLauncher in the sidebar. I still use the Applauncher in 32bit Windows 7, but in 64bit, it does not work.
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