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Windows 7: Quick Launch - Enable or Disable


10 Dec 2008   #229
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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16 Jan 2010   #230
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

OK. First reboot in a few days this morning. And Snipping Tool has once more disappeared.

Put it back, once again. This is weird! How can a shortcut disappear by it self?

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16 Jan 2010   #231
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Kari,

I'm not sure why or how for this one. It seems to work just fine for the large majority of people, but for just a few unlucky ones, some unknown cause is causing it to disappear after a restart.

Hopefully after some time with everyone comparing notes that this is happening to, we can come up with a common issue.
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16 Jan 2010   #232
KeReMiD4O

Windows 7 x32 Professional
 
 

Hello guys. I have a problem. My quick launch disappears on every system restart. I have to add it every time i start my laptop. How can i fix this?


Edit:
UAC is turned off, x32 bit system. Theme is saved. Just restarted, still the same - no quick launch.
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22 Jan 2010   #233
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I'm losing my nerves because of this.

First reboot in about a week and Snpping Tool, along with Word and Excel shortcuts gone again. One thing common with these three shortcuts is that I'd added them myself to the Quick Launch. I've installed two new pieces of software this week, RadioGet and Media Player Classic, and their shortcuts (put to Quick Launch automatically by the respective installations) have not disappeared.

Short: any shortcut I manually put there normally disappears after a reboot. No difference if copy the program or shortcut directly to the Quick Launch folder or drag and drop program or shortcut to the Quick Launch toolbar. Sefl added, it disappears.
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22 Jan 2010   #234
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Kari, and everyone that has the issue with the pinned Quick Launch disappearing after a restart,

You might see if pinning a folder to the taskbar with the shortcuts you wanted and a copy of the ones in Quick Launch would work better instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Jan 2010   #235
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I would recommend using jumlistlauncher. Get rid of the headache.
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28 Jan 2010   #236
ColourFly

 
 

Sorry to ask a simple question, but I have created the Quick launch toolbar - how do I add the icons to it and get them away from the taskbar (like I can in Vista/XP) ? to tidy up the view?

Cheers
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28 Jan 2010   #237
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ColourFly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can add shortcuts to Quick Launch by adding the shortcuts into the hidden system folder location at:

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch


Pinning Quick Launch to the taskbar is the same as pinning a folder (above) to it. You can strech or condense the pinned folder on the taskbar using step 8D in this tutorial to how you want it displayed on the taskbar.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Jan 2010   #238
Tjoe

Win7
 
 

OMG!!!

I love you (in a manly, sports-hug, platonic way of course)!!!

The lack of Quick Launch was driving me crazy and had me nearly about to ask my IT group to put me back on XP. I was mistaking those stupid "pinned programs" as QL.

My Windows 7 is a brand new config (build 7600). Your steps worked perfect for me and I am VERY grateful for this thread.

Now if I can just find a solution to my #1 annoyance: Huddled Icons (not group similiar, but huddled). I want to have multiple instances of the same program running but NOT have them stay huddled together on the bar. I want to move them around like I could under XP. i.e. have an Explorer window or 2, then a browser, then my text editor, then another explorer or 2, another browser, etc... My search continues.

Thank you so much!
Tjoe
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29 Jan 2010   #239
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Tjoe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can drag the pinned or open icons to any order on the taskbar, but I have not seen a way to have separate multiple say Internet Explorer icons yet.
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