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Windows 7: Custom Toolbars?

12 May 2009   #11
Phraun

Vista Home Premium/Windows 7 RC
 
 

Night Hawk,
Right, I already know how to make the new toolbar, the issue here is relocating it to the top of the screen. Orbital probably described it a bit better than I did, but that's what I'm trying to do.


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12 May 2009   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Unfortunately that creates a new dropdown list rather then a new toolbar. That option also requires a new folder for storing shortcuts in.

Without a 3rd party item the taskbar would need to be at the top if not using something like Rocketdock to begin with. The primary advantage of that option is for increasing capacity on the existing bar once shortcuts are combined due to lack of space once the bar is past the full mark.


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12 May 2009   #13
Phraun

Vista Home Premium/Windows 7 RC
 
 

Yep, that would be the problem... I'm gonna go play around with RocketDock since it appears that it's well-liked by everyone that's used it; maybe I can make something work with that.
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12 May 2009   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

It's not a bad one by any means and it will stretch across the top, bottom, or sides depending where you have it set. I wouldn't mind seeing two of those one on each side here if that was possible over the new toolbar option.

With Rocketdock you can also set the transparency or other theme for that to match things up the best. That also sees the autohide when checked off.


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12 May 2009   #15
Phraun

Vista Home Premium/Windows 7 RC
 
 

Well, I wound up shifting everything from My Computer into an auto-hide rocket dock setup with the Display Special Actions thing checked in all of the icons; it's not the ideal fix, but works for the time being. In the mean time I'm going to see about writing something myself that does the job a bit better.

At any rate, thanks to all those that gave input/suggestions.
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12 May 2009   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

If you should happen to find another toolbar that will run on the opposite side of the screen from the Rocketdock let us know! Here I cleaned up some more shortcuts simply using the new toolbar option.


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