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Windows 7: Adding second desktop toolbar in seven?

17 Aug 2011   #11
Imperfect1

 
 

You're right flirno. But your complaint is with Microsoft, not with those of us who are trying to help you approximate as closely as possible, what is available for Windows 7.

Why don't you complain to Microsoft? If enough users did that, the thousands (perhaps millions) of us who are perpetually frustrated by their unwanted changes, perhaps the company would respond positively.


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18 Aug 2011   #12
flirno

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Eh I have. Far as I can tell it has been logged in the usual way and probably prioritized into insignificance.
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19 Aug 2011   #13
donnellyd

Win7 x64
 
 

You could create them with Rainmeter. If it is only toolbars with certain functions tailored to the specific monitor it is on, then it would be possible. It would be tiresome though.
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20 Aug 2011   #14
flirno

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flirno View Post
Eh I have. Far as I can tell it has been logged in the usual way and probably prioritized into insignificance.
Got a response -- it was a canned response indicating that no plans are currently in place to support that kind of functionality.
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20 Aug 2011   #15
flirno

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnellyd View Post
You could create them with Rainmeter. If it is only toolbars with certain functions tailored to the specific monitor it is on, then it would be possible. It would be tiresome though.
Yeah...a long way from just dragging an icon into a folder to setup toolbars. Currently when there are too many icons I create a folder in the area and put the lesser used ones into them. I remember way back when it was possible to turn a folder (or at least alter its desktop instantiation/materialization) itself into a 'library' (with just a context menu option) that was basically a toolbar-ish button array (or perhaps a custom control panel) -- this may have been as far back as Windows 3.0 or 3.1. Interestingly that option dropped out or was hidden at some point.
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19 Jan 2012   #16
flirno

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Found an application that appears to fulfill this role perfectly.

OldBar for Windows 7 - A detachable toolbar replacement - Windows 7 Download

There are some others out there now that may do something similar and simply (no flashy, space consuming, gaudy fisher price graphics, just straight forward, clean and space conserrvative industrial which is how I want it).

It took a while but 3rd party add ons have started to fill this particular UI shortfall.
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