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Windows 7: Program for alphabetizing my quick launch icons?


29 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Program for alphabetizing my quick launch icons?

Does anybody have any ideas of a program out there for alphabetizing my quick launch icons?

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29 Nov 2010   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you have a quicklaunch toolbar on your taskbar?

i don't know of any software that will sort it.

you have to unlock the taskbar, and sort them manually i'm afraid.
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29 Nov 2010   #3

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I believe it is not possible. The only way I have found to sort Quick Launch icons is to unlock the taskbar, then increase the size of it, and drag icons one by to the end of Quick Launch in the order you want to have them (at least my Quick Launch only let's me to move an icon to last position, not in between other icons).

An example. Here's my taskbar with Quick Launch:

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To reorganize, I unlock the taskbar and make Quick Launch area bigger so I have some extra space at the end of it. I have vertical taskbar but the same works with horizontal.

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Let's say I want to move the IE icon to be the last one. I drag it to the end, to that empty space and drop it there.

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That's it.

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This, moving a QL icon to the end is the only way I've found. I seem to be unable to drop a QL icon between other icons, it always goes to the last position. I wanted mine to show browsers on top row, and Libraries, Computer and Trashcan as last icons, so I just dropped icons to the last position in that order I wanted, one by one from first to last.

I notice I'm telling this in a very confusing way Hopefully you get my point here.

Kari


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29 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you have a quicklaunch toolbar on your taskbar?

i don't know of any software that will sort it.

you have to unlock the taskbar, and sort them manually i'm afraid.
I was afraid of that too. Bummer...Cyberscrub Privacy Suite used to do it for XP but it won't Windows 7. And thank you mickey and Kari for your replies I really appreciate that..
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