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Windows 7: Dumb Question About Customization Of The Taskbar

27 Dec 2009   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Dom,

Yeah, it will not work by dragging the folder to the taskbar. They will not pin that way. Instead, see the "pin folders" and "Quick Launch" links in the post above for how to pin a folder to the start menu like that. :)
OK, i don't get it()! How do you create a folder in the application?
Why don't you PM me showing me step by step of how to do the workaround? And don't worry, this is frustrating for me and you.
No problem Dom,

You do not create a folder in the application.

Instead, you can use this tutorial on how to pin a folder to the taskbar, and select the Microsoft Office folder with these shortcuts in it in the hidden Start Menu folder below:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Just make the folder look like how the Quick Launch folder does instead with the shortcut icons instead of just a folder with the expansion arrows.


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27 Dec 2009   #12
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Dom,

Yeah, it will not work by dragging the folder to the taskbar. They will not pin that way. Instead, see the "pin folders" and "Quick Launch" links in the post above for how to pin a folder to the start menu like that. :)
OK, i don't get it()! How do you create a folder in the application?
Why don't you PM me showing me step by step of how to do the workaround? And don't worry, this is frustrating for me and you.
No problem Dom,

You do not create a folder in the application.

Instead, you can use this tutorial on how to pin a folder to the taskbar, and select the Microsoft Office folder with these shortcuts in it in the hidden Start Menu folder below:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Just make the folder look like how the Quick Launch folder does instead with the shortcut icons instead of just a folder with the expansion arrows.
OK, i followed the tutorial, but which folder do i select? the one in Program Files (x86) or in the hidden start menu folder? because in the hidden one there is only Excel listed .
Wait a minute, I put 4 folders in the toolbar, and change the icon to whichever shortcut is in there? Ahh. Please correct if I am wrong, otherwise i will be clueless!

Ok i have put 4 folders in the microsoft office folder, each containing a copied app of the office suite. i pinned it using the toolbar method, but now when i try to run it, dll libraries and other stuff is missing. help!

Sorry, i must be confusing, that problem is sorted now and everything is how i wanted it to be :)
in the attached screenshot i just copied the contents of the file with the program settings into each pinned folder, which worked a treat, they will run with no problem now only thing is that there is expansion brackets next to each icon, which is fine!
Thanks Brink for the perseverance with stubborn me,

Dom
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27 Dec 2009   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Dom,

You would want to select the "...Office...." folder in that path I posted above in bold instead of the entire Progam Files folder. That is not even in the same location that I posted above. LOL
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27 Dec 2009   #14
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

I found my own way don't worry - I put a folder in my documents containing the folders that contain program shortcuts, i then put a new toolbar in for each program, right click then untick show title and show text to leave the shortcut icon there, then i go to view and make the icons bigger. everything is good, problem solved :)
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27 Dec 2009   #15
wyldstallyns258

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
I found my own way don't worry - I put a folder in my documents containing the folders that contain program shortcuts, i then put a new toolbar in for each program, right click then untick show title and show text to leave the shortcut icon there, then i go to view and make the icons bigger. everything is good, problem solved :)
But now you have ugly arrows next to your icons :'(
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27 Dec 2009   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Dom. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out. :)
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27 Dec 2009   #17
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
I found my own way don't worry - I put a folder in my documents containing the folders that contain program shortcuts, i then put a new toolbar in for each program, right click then untick show title and show text to leave the shortcut icon there, then i go to view and make the icons bigger. everything is good, problem solved :)
lol, you beat me to it :)

Using 'blank' folders as separators is how I did it.

Good to hear you worked it out yourself
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28 Dec 2009   #18
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wyldstallyns258 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
I found my own way don't worry - I put a folder in my documents containing the folders that contain program shortcuts, i then put a new toolbar in for each program, right click then untick show title and show text to leave the shortcut icon there, then i go to view and make the icons bigger. everything is good, problem solved :)
But now you have ugly arrows next to your icons :'(
Not now, because i only put shortcuts in the folders, not the actual copy of the program. There is only one file in each folder :)

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I also put Windows Speech Recognition in there because it works great in Windows 7 (as you can see ), unlike my formatted Vista


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