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Windows 7: Taskbar, Quick Launch...remove text title pop-ups

08 May 2010   #11
Edsaid

 

No-go with 'View' in Folder Options,as Walker says.

Anyone got the nerve to mess with the registry? I've taken a look but could not find anything. There is a lot of it, to'!


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08 May 2010   #12
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I only have the default windows taskbar and I"m not seeing those long descriptions. I know they did bother me in XP and I think there was a tweakui option to get ride of them. Actually in XP I think you could actually edit them if you wanted to. If you right click one of those shortcuts and go to properties look under the general tab for "Description:". Is what is listed there what you see when you hover over that icon?
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08 May 2010   #13
Edsaid

 

Hi, Everybody.

I can't believe it was so easy - at least with the Outlook icon. Right click//Properties an on the Shortcut tab, just above 'Avanced' is a box headed "Comment". This held the long description. Unfortunately it does not happen for URL shortcuts, but this might be useful for Unifex.

At least a step in the right direction!
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08 May 2010   #14
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

^I think it would be difficult without a registry hack and which I would not recommend for such a matter. Pretty sure there is no adjustment setting within Windows (taskbar). Anyone else please correct me...

What about ticking 'only show notifications' for some of your apps - it's what I do and means the taskbar is less cluttered.
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08 May 2010   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Personally instead of using/adding the quick launch toolbar I just put the shortcuts on my desktop and then right click them and select "pin to the taskbar". For outlook I just launched the program, right clicked its taskbar ICON and then pined it to my taskbar so its there even if outlook isn't running. My desktop icons are hidden and I do everything from my taskbar. The toolbar title and text is hidden so its nice and clean, icons only. If I hover my cursor over an ICON that isn't active all I see is the name, Control Panel, Outlook, Shutdown, etc. To each his own though ever body has reasons for doing things the way they like it. Just my 2 cents.
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08 May 2010   #16
Edsaid

 

I agree, Alphanumeric...

I eventually capitulated and moved the Outlook icon to the Taskbar via "Pin to..."

I reckon that has to be the standard practice. A links bar may be useful for shortcuts to files when the option to pin is not given. So given both options, the 'Bar' sitting at the bottom of the desktop should have everything you want - one way or the other.

You could say this means we have all been digging around for nothing, but I have always been right handed!!

Thanks everyone for your contribution to this thread. Nice to know you're all out there.
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09 May 2010   #17
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Pinning them to your taskbar changes their functionality some too. If you right click the icon on the taskbar you get completely different options than if you right click the original shortcut on your desktop. Right click the Outlook Icon and you will see what I mean. Its hit or miss for some of them though. For instance I have autorun turned off and use thumb drives quit frequently. I would have liked to pin the Computer ICON to the taskbar but it won't let you. In this case I did end up adding a "Computer" toolbar to my taskbar.
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10 May 2010   #18
Edsaid

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Pinning them to your taskbar changes their functionality some too. If you right click the icon on the taskbar you get completely different options than if you right click the original shortcut on your desktop. Right click the Outlook Icon and you will see what I mean. Its hit or miss for some of them though. For instance I have autorun turned off and use thumb drives quit frequently. I would have liked to pin the Computer ICON to the taskbar but it won't let you. In this case I did end up adding a "Computer" toolbar to my taskbar.

Me too, but I rarely need "Computer" so only have the C:\ drive opening at my personal folder. From there I can open any other drive as well. I also build my own icons so I get a more descriptive indication of what is what.

All in all, everything works okay. My biggest disappointment is the inability to place a links bar at the side of the desktop as we could with XP and Vista. This gave me about 25 links to everyday programmes and some website which I had got really usd to. Even now I try instinctively to bring my old links bar up. Maybe Microsoft will give us an update for it when SP1 is launched in the autumn.
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10 May 2010   #19
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

i made a thread like this to no avail cuz i wanted the start text gone from the orb
how do you get rid of the "start" text on the start orb
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10 May 2010   #20
Edsaid

 

I'm going to have to let my ignorance show through here. What is the "orb"?
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