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Windows 7: Quick Launch - Enable or Disable


10 Dec 2008   #119
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable Quick Launch in Windows 7

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22 Sep 2009   #120
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Thanks for the tutorial! It helps a lot and I do need the QL (and no, I don't think that pinning to the taskbar achieves the same purpose)!

However, here's my experience on the QL disappearance - it stays where it is as long as nothing major happens to the system, i.e. nothing gets installed. If I install a new theme - say by downloading from the MS Windows 7 site - sometimes the QL disappears on the next reboot. It has also disappeared after I have installed Samurize - although it now runs fine along with my Samurize config. Why would it disappear after a theme or a program would get installed - I do not know.


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22 Sep 2009   #121
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Unifex. Thank you for the addition information that may help those that may have QL disappear on them for no reason.
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15 Oct 2009   #122
sabbietage

win 7 ultra
 
 
:)

Thanks for that - I really mised the quick launch bar and was bugged how the way programs pinned to task bar worked
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15 Oct 2009   #123
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Sabbietage, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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17 Oct 2009   #124
churin

W7 Ult x64
 
 

I could create the Quick Launch. It was placed in the System Tray area as the tutorial indicates. My problem is how to move it adjacent to the Start button as is the case with Vista. I think I am following the step 8, B) but the Quick Launch does not move.
I wonder what I am doing wrong. Could anyone help?

Edit: I could manage to do it.
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19 Oct 2009   #125
Spagnum

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks so much for this. I really missed my traditional quick launch....
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19 Oct 2009   #126
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Spagnum, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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20 Oct 2009   #127
churin

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Thanks to this tutorial I could turn on the Quick Launch. However, for some reason it was undone by the process of rebooting the system. I brought back the Quick Launch following the same procedure again but to no avail. What could be wrong?
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20 Oct 2009   #128
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Churin,

As a test, create another administrator account to see if it works ok in it.
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20 Oct 2009   #129
churin

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Hellow Brink,

I did what you suggested and found no such problem on the new account. I turned on Quick Launch once again on the original account but the same problem repeated.

There must be something wrong with the personal profile for the original account. One solution is to rebuild a new personal profile from scratch. But is there any further suggestion to possibly pin point what the cause of this problem is? If so I would rather pursue that rout even though it takes more time than rebuilding the profile.
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