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Windows 7: Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar


08 Apr 2009   #9
Charbroil57

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (clean install)
 
 
Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

How to Pin the Recycle Bin to the Windows 7 Taskbar


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18 May 2009   #10
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

this is fantastic! thanks for your ingenuity!

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18 May 2009   #11
vasujain

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
 
 

yeah...thanks its a nice trick
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29 May 2009   #12
AeonSlayer

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Not sure if anyone is as OCD about this as me, but anyway, here goes just in case...

I hated how the small icons aligned to the top, and the large icons pushed the taskbar icons to the top and therefore the rectangles around them didn't fit the bar properly...

So, I switched to large icons, and then moved my taskbar to the left side of the screen, and then back down again, and (magically it seems) the large icons simply fit within the usual 40px taskbar (instead of increasing it to 43px or w/e).

If anyone else had that problem, I hope I helped!

(new here just btw)

EDIT: I just moved it to try and replicate what I did to get it to work, and it reset to the horrid 43px height... If anyone has a better solution to this one, please let me know!

- AeonSlayer / Simon
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29 May 2009   #13
Satchmo Bevins

Windows 7 Build 7137 x64
 
 

If you would like the Quick Launch from Vista back (with the Flip3d button), follow the same basic instructions here but change the path of the new toolbar to:

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable


Happy times.....


Edit: To the OP: Thanks for the tip on the Recycle Bin. Great Idea!!
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29 May 2009   #14
AeonSlayer

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Oh, figured it out for real this time! (Has worked 4 times so far :P)

Just unlock your taskbar (while at the bottom of the screen) and grab the top, and expand it to like 3 times the normal height. From there, just shrink it back to the standard height and it SHOULD be 40px high and all will be right in the world!

Cheers!

- AeonSlayer / Simon
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27 Jun 2009   #15
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AeonSlayer View Post
Oh, figured it out for real this time! (Has worked 4 times so far :P)

Just unlock your taskbar (while at the bottom of the screen) and grab the top, and expand it to like 3 times the normal height. From there, just shrink it back to the standard height and it SHOULD be 40px high and all will be right in the world!

Cheers!

- AeonSlayer / Simon
That has bugged me now that you mentioned it lol. However neither of the steps you provided worked for me
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28 Jun 2009   #16
AeonSlayer

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Yeah, I myself found the second method should work if you do it two or three times... but maybe I just got lucky.

I found out, sadly, that whenever explorer.exe resets, so too will the 43px height. So I just got fed up with the whole thing and made them small icons, which doesn't look quite as good, but is much easier on the whole.

Sorry I couldn't be of any more help, just move the taskbar round and resize it a lot, and it should work eventually I found.

Anyway, if anyone's got a way to change the size of "large icon" mode to 43 px (maybe through a regedit hack?) please let me know!

- AeonSlayer / Simon
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28 Jun 2009   #17
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AeonSlayer View Post
Yeah, I myself found the second method should work if you do it two or three times... but maybe I just got lucky.

I found out, sadly, that whenever explorer.exe resets, so too will the 43px height. So I just got fed up with the whole thing and made them small icons, which doesn't look quite as good, but is much easier on the whole.

Sorry I couldn't be of any more help, just move the taskbar round and resize it a lot, and it should work eventually I found.

Anyway, if anyone's got a way to change the size of "large icon" mode to 43 px (maybe through a regedit hack?) please let me know!

- Simon
I got it once, but I cant seem to do it again. The one time I got it was when i put the bar on the bottom, as I usually have it on top. But I cant even fix it when I put it on the bottom. Yeah, we need to discover a registry hack or something. Perhaps this will be fixed in the final version. we can only hope.
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29 Jul 2009   #18
Ogden2k

Windows 7
 
 

The only problem with this method is that it creates a clear space of about 5px below the actual pinned icons making the hover effect look off.
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30 Jul 2009   #19
AeonSlayer

Windows 7 RC
 
 

You can actually use, I've discovered, a third party program know as TrueLaunchBar to create "custom" toolbars. This allows you to make custom sized icons, and position them centered vertically if you wish (which is what I've done). I now have my Bin, then a CD Folder / Eject button, and a HDD / USB monitor on the right of the bar, next to the task tray, with white icons so it blends in. Other than this, I haven't found a good solution as of yet.

- AeonSlayer / Simon
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