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Windows 7: Quick Launch - Enable or Disable


10 Dec 2008   #49
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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04 May 2009   #50
chrysalis

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
When I switch back to my XP install, it feels so cluttered now.
Oddly enough I find Windows 7 cluttered and winxp tidy, the icons on Windows 7 system tray are spread further apart so they take more room for less icons (what happened to the lan status icon and then 1 click to lan status like you could do in XP), the pinned unlaunched icons are huge and have a large gap to the left and right of them so are also inefficient on space. Bear in mind quick launch was optional on XP so if you didnt like it then it could be turned off, I dont understand why people hate the system tray and quick launch, icons as those are very space efficient, the system tray either been used to continiously show you status of apps or to be used to provide quick access to an app, thats why some apps give you the option to minimise to the system tray instead of task bar as the taskbar is far more bulky. Now if quick launch and this pinning system were both in windows 7 properly then MS would have been onto a winner as they would have kept both sets of people happy, why do software companies always insist on removing choice. Oh and after some research I see where MS's motivation came from now, this feature is apparently in OSX? so it seems its more of a case of MS wanting to copy another OS and satisfy those who like OSX rather than keep their loyal users happy who have got used to a established gui.

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04 May 2009   #51
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I still use both and I also have one on the left which is my desktop toolbar.

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04 May 2009   #52
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
Oh and after some research I see where MS's motivation came from now, this feature is apparently in OSX? so it seems its more of a case of MS wanting to copy another OS and satisfy those who like OSX rather than keep their loyal users happy who have got used to a established gui.
http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/200...e-taskbar.aspx

That's a good read regarding the ideas behind the new taskbar.
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04 May 2009   #53
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Updated this tutorial to show how to have Quick Launch on the left side of the taskbar.

Shawn
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05 May 2009   #54
chrysalis

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I still use both and I also have one on the left which is my desktop toolbar.
Hi, how did you get one of your toolbars on the left?
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05 May 2009   #55
chrysalis

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Updated this tutorial to show how to have Quick Launch on the left side of the taskbar.

Shawn
sweet thanks, ok this is good enough for my liking now it works just fine now. I have removed all pinned icons and have IE etc. back in quick launch on the left.
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05 May 2009   #56
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Chrysalis. I'm happy that you got it back to how you like it now.
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08 May 2009   #57
nikpav51

WINDOWS 7
 
 

Thanks eyxaristo poly
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08 May 2009   #58
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, your welcome Nikpavm and welcome to Seven Forums.

Shawn
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11 May 2009   #59
kenium

Windows 7 RC x32
 
 

For me most interesting thing is how remove all icons and leave only expand menu arrow. I tried dragging but anyway one icon still shown. For me small icons on new big toolbar looks a little ugly, but Big icon expand toolbar to much for my resolution. If anyone know solution, help me please.


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