Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007
I personally have a liking for the old quicklaunch bar which I use on Windows 7 and remove all pinned icons from the taskbar. Then I dragged the Computer icon from the desktop to the quicklaunch which created a shortcut and now I have a shortcut that opens on Computer without openning a new explorer.exe process.
I am testing with my own shortcut, it does not open a new process.
It does ramp up the memory used by explorer.exe.
My shortcut functions exactly like the desktop shortcut, Computer.
In my testing the memory is released, just not immediately.
It takes a few minutes. 3-4 minutes to be exact.
To create the quicklaunch, I used an AutoIt
script acquired from here
The script needs to be compiled and functions on English systems only, and the quicklaunch it creates can be disabled using a rightclick on the taskbar, browsing to toolbar, and unchecking 'quick launch'. I could have provided you with a compiled exe but that would take all the fun out of it.