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Windows 7: Saving order of programs in custom quick launch toolbar

06 Jul 2012   #1
DanielMacy

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Saving order of programs in custom quick launch toolbar

I had a custom quick launch toolbar displayed on my Windows 7 Professional taskbar. Somehow, when I first set it up, I was able to rearrange the order of the programs on the toolbar and the order was saved so that it was the same every time I rebooted. I inadvertently removed this custom toolbar. When I selected the same folder as a new toolbar, it displays all the programs, but I cannot figure out how to get it to remember the order of the programs when I reorder them. Every time I reboot, it comes back in alphabetical order.

I've searched every set of keywords I can think of and can't find my answer. Hopefully someone here can help me. Thanks!


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08 Jul 2012   #2
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums DanielMacy. Did you enable the actual quick launch, or just make a custom toolbar with a folder?

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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08 Jul 2012   #3
DanielMacy

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I made a custom toolbar with a folder. It's called "My Quick Launch" in:

C:\Users\Dan\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

I forget the reason why now, but when I was creating the toolbar initially, there was some reason why there were limitations with the Quick Launch that's already there, and the solution was to create a custom toolbar that is like the Quick Launch toolbar. It may have been this problem of keeping the icons ordered in a non-alphabetical order; I can't remember. In any case, I can't get the custom toolbar to retain the order I want.
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08 Jul 2012   #4
A Guy

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OK, so generally we are talking about a manual sorting in a folder correct? First I would look at this tutorial:

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

Also, right click a blank area in the folder, choose Sort by, and click on More at the bottom, a rediculously long list of possibilities

A Guy
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12 Jul 2012   #5
DanielMacy

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thank you for your suggestions, but that's not what I'm looking for. I used to be able to drag the icons in "My Quick Launch" toolbar that I have displayed in the taskbar, and Windows would remember the order the next time I rebooted the system. It didn't have anything to do with auto arrange, which appears to only work on the desktop.
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13 Jul 2012   #6
DanielMacy

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I just happened on the solution to my own problem. I created a new folder to hold my custom quick launch toolbar. I added a new toolbar to the taskbar, pointing to this new folder. I then dragged all of the icons onto the toolbar and ordered them as I desired. So far, it is remembering the order I put them in, which is not alphabetical.

What I had been trying to do was point my "new" toolbar to an already existing folder of shortcuts, and the only order it would remember in that case was alphabetical.
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13 Jul 2012   #7
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you got it sorted, that's what I had in mind, and didn't know why it didn't work. Looks like you hit upon the fix

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