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Windows 7: Quick Launch - Enable or Disable


05 Jan 2011   #320
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn




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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.
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06 Jan 2011   #322
annabrand

windows 7 home premium
 
 

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

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, no problem Anna.
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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
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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.
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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?
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11 Aug 2011   #327
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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?
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11 Aug 2011   #328
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

-unlocked-task-bar.png

Sure, here it is unlocked.


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11 Aug 2011   #329
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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
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