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Windows 7: Q: How to pull Link toolbar off taskbar?

26 Jan 2009   #1
SmokeyMoe

Win7
 
 
Q: How to pull Link toolbar off taskbar?

I want to setup a Link toolbar on the right side of my screen to hold shortcuts. I can do this in WinXP by ripping a Link toolbar off the taskbar and sticking it to the right side of the screen.

Problem with Win7 is I can't seem to rip a Link toolbar off the taskbar. Can this be done?

I don't want to use StarDock ObjectDock or anything like that. A simple Link toolbar with auto-hide enabled is all I need.




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26 Jan 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi SmokeyMoe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could create a new folder somewhere to use to create a new taskbar toolbar with for the shortcuts. You would then just place any shortcut you like in the new folder to be displayed in the toolbar.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Jan 2009   #3
SmokeyMoe

Win7
 
 

Thanks for replying Shawn.
Solution is ok, but I'd prefer to have a sidebar with big multi-column icons as shown in the XP screenshots above^^. I will live with taskbar only limitation if need be, or will force myself to use a commercial dock if no alternative can be found.

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26 Jan 2009   #4
GHad

Windows 7 Beta/XP-Pro SP3
 
 

Use Stardock Object Dock for instance. Very customaizable, looks good and a base version is free.

Greetz,
GHad
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26 Jan 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem SmokeyMoe, but the only way to get what you want exactly is with a 3rd party program.
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14 Apr 2010   #6
G4b1t

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Sorry for bringing this up, but i was looking for a way to detach a new toolbar from taskbar but i ended up with the conclusion that Brink gave.. It's not possible. MS removed the function. So the only solution to my prob was on this video i made so i can show the function of the old XP behavior to the new 7 restriction.





Ps. Kudos to 7forums where given cause i want more people to find the right place for help.
I used a software unfamiliar to me so i tried to do my best.
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