Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

05 Jan 2011   #320
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by annabrand View Post
got a question about quick links hope this is the right section i had a skim through

I prefer to use quick links over desktop icons but ive noticed it freezes for sometimes a minute because i use a large number of icons, is there anyway to get around this handicap or shall i just use less icons or stop using it?
Hello Anna,

Are any of these shortcuts in Quick Launch located on a hard drive that may have been turned off in Power Options due to inactivity? This would cause a delay as you wait for the HDD spins back up. If so, you can just set this to Never to not have the HDD turn off.

Name:  HDD.jpg
Views: 144
Size:  66.1 KB

Hope this helps,
Shawn




My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #321
Chimel

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate English + language kits
 
 

Do you mean links in the "Quick Launch" toolbar or in the "Links" toolbar? "Quick links" do not exist per se.
If the problem comes from apps installed on a second HDD as Shawn mentioned, you may want to reinstall them on the main system HDD so you can keep your second HDD idle most of the time.
Check also if you have dead links, shortcuts you copied to the Quick Launch toolbar to apps you later deleted. I suppose this might also confuse Windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #322
annabrand

windows 7 home premium
 
 

omg sorry lol cant believe i misread this topic lol, plz delete my comments sorry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #323
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, no problem Anna.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


20 Jan 2011   #324
sozee

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

there is no way you can fix this problem by doing all the above-mentioned tricks if you are on a windows 7 32-bit OS. Its kinda bud in windows 7 and Server 2008. I have personally tested all the tricks mentioned here and on many other websites, applied the changes, saved the theme, disabled UAC but without any luck. Every restart my cute Quick Launch toolbar disappeared. Then comes the guys who responsible for that "Microsoft Techies" and let me know the reason. Read this


You configure a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to automatically log on when you start the computer. When you restart the computer, any customizations that you made to the Taskbar are lost and the Taskbar is reset to its default settings.


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

For further reading about this go to

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979155

To download this hotfix go here


http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/...155&kbln=en-us


Tested works 100 % on windows 7 32-bit OS. Good Luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2011   #325
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, I was just reading the tut and I have no dotted lines when the Task Bar is UNlocked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2011   #326
Chimel

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate English + language kits
 
 

What do you see then next to the Windows/Start icon when you right-click "Lock the taskbar" on the Taskbar and unselect the checkmark?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2011   #327
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Hmm, I was just reading the tut and I have no dotted lines when the Task Bar is UNlocked.
Hello Gary,

Could you post a screenshot of your unlocked taskbar to see what may be up with it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2011   #328
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

-unlocked-task-bar.png

Sure, here it is unlocked.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2011   #329
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Garry,

I don't see them either. Are you sure that you have the option unchecked to have the taskbar unlocked?

If so, try the other options below as well to see if one of them may unlock it to show the dotted separator lines.

Taskbar - Lock or Unlock
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Quick Launch - Enable or Disable




Tutorial Tools





Similar help and support threads
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Quick Launch ?
Hi. I want to have the shortcuts be placed ON the taskbar as shown in the screendump attached to this query. I have read about quick launch here on the forum, but I cannot get the dotted bar at the right of the start be moved. How can I solve the problem ?
General Discussion
Quick Launch
When I take the Quick Launch bar off the taskbar, and then put it back on, all the icons are organized completely different. Is there any way to make it always stay the same?
Customization
Quick Launch bar
MS seem to have decided that their "pin applications to the taskbar" feature is a much better solution than the Quick Launch bar - otherwise surley they would not have annoyed all those who have been using the Quick Launch bar for years by removing it... I am getting used to the new taskbar in...
General Discussion
Quick Launch Bar
I heard that the Quick Launch Bar has been removed in Windows 7. I sure hope that isn't true. Maybe someone will write a third party app to replace it. I use it over a hundred times a day. I would miss it greatly.
General Discussion
Launch Manager (Quick Launch Buttons)
I now have these quick launch buttons working but I was wondering how can I change the defaut programns they open. e.g. The email button opens Outlook but I want it to open Windows Live Mail. REP will be given.
Hardware & Devices
Can't Enable Quick Launch?
Hi guys, I'm running Windows 7 Build 7000 and I'm desperately trying to get the Quick Launch toolbar working. I've relied on it quite a bit for several years and it's a bit frustrating not to have it available by default in W7. I've already read the Quick Launch restoration tutorial and tried its...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App