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Windows 7: Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

08 Apr 2009   #59
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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30 Mar 2010   #60
Drago127

Windows 7 x64 ultimate
 
 

It worked all right for up to week ago. Then after last windows update (I think) after every restart toolbar with recycle bin and some other shortcuts disappear from taskbar. I repeat the procedure several times but it disappear again.

Anyone have similar problem?

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31 Mar 2010   #61
Drago127

Windows 7 x64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Drago127 View Post
It worked all right for up to week ago. Then after last windows update (I think) after every restart toolbar with recycle bin and some other shortcuts disappear from taskbar. I repeat the procedure several times but it disappear again.

Anyone have similar problem?

Fixed. Changed my theme a little then saved it.
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31 Mar 2010   #62
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Drago, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's great news. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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15 May 2010   #63
ZoNtO

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

To those posters that are neurotic like me and hate how it sometimes makes the bin icon off center since it's smaller (or in my case with the taskbar on the left edge it left aligns it instead of centering it like other icons), just click the add the "Show Title" (step 9) again and it will center it horizontally.
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15 Oct 2010   #64
galaxys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZoNtO View Post
To those posters that are neurotic like me and hate how it sometimes makes the bin icon off center since it's smaller (or in my case with the taskbar on the left edge it left aligns it instead of centering it like other icons), just click the add the "Show Title" (step 9) again and it will center it horizontally.
"Show Title" did not do it for me, but "Show Text" did!
Of coarse you end up with the text below the icon, which is ok for me as long as the icon is centered.
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03 Nov 2010   #65
Wolf68k

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What want to throw my 2cents in there.
I have a habit where when I right-click on my new Recycle Bin in the Taskbar to select "Delete" on reflex instead of "Empty Recycle Bin". So I changed the security permissions on the shortcut file to Deny->Write. I get a few extra dialogs but it helps to keep me from having to go to the real Recycle Bin, open it up and then restore the shortcut.
If there was a way to remove the context menu items from that shortcut (in other words have it on a file by file bases) so that only things like what you would normally find with the Recycle Bin, then it would be even closer to perfect.
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24 Feb 2012   #66
bradavon

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user View Post
No matter what is the size of the icon if you set large icons the height of the task bar is increased and the gap will always be there.
As a proof try to enable the toolbar "links" that by default is empty and set large icons. The gap will be created.
I created the Recycle Bin on my Taskbar awhile ago and a few hours ago I noticed this gap. I was so sure it didn't used to be there I spent the next few hours trying to revert it back, including several System Restores. Nothing worked. I now know why.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user View Post
And btw the gap disappears magically if you unlock the toolbar, increase height, move it to the opposite side of the screen, resize it to minimum height and move it back to the original position. The problem is that when you reboot the gap reappears.
You life saver!

I was so sure I didn't used to have the gap and must've done this at some point. I hibernate so rarely have to reboot.

Whilst it's a pain having to do that, given that I rarely reset, I'll just do that each time. I REALLY hate the gap and the Small Icon view means you cannot see the picture clearly enough to see if you've got anything in the Recycle Bin.

So it's worth jigging it about once per session.
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24 Feb 2012   #67
Wolf68k

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I had completely forgotten about this until this latest reply.

Some time back I found a great program called minibin. You can find it here: MiniBin by Mike Edward Moras (e-sushi)

It's an icon that sits in your system tray that gives you quick access to the Recycle Bin to open and empty it. When the icon is empty the Recycle Bin is empty. When you delete something the minibin icon starts to fill up. You can hover the mouse over the icon and it'll show a tooltip that displays how much is in there. Double click the icon will ask if you want to empty the Recycle Bin, which you can disable both settings if you want. You can right-click and choose Open, allowing you to open the Recycle Bin to see what is there and to do whatever.
It works on Windows 2000 and up to Windows 8. I'm still running a version from early 2011 and I see now that is was recently updated. There are instructions on making a portable version as well. You can also customize the icons for both full and empty.

I have found this to be better looking than the method explained here. No offense.
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26 Mar 2012   #68
jorgefilemon

windows 7 pro
 
 

great tutorial,
now i can make windows look more like mac osx.. though it takes too many steps to do something as easy as that

thanks
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