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Windows 7: ToolBar to the left??

09 Oct 2010   #1
SCiFi

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
ToolBar to the left??

All I am wanting to do is move a new toolbar which ive just created and place it on the left hand side of the taskbar!!

To my horror i can only move one side of the marked parts of the toolbar which is next to the name of my toolbar is marked B, the other is next to the start button marked A and that one you cant move.




The only way you can move the toolbar over is when you move B over to A and this happens:



Now you would think, thats good you've done it. Only thing is when you lock the ruddy taskbar it does this:



You can see the 1st program sticking out slightly, which is so ruddy stupid and needs fixing!!! I like things to be tidy and for me its lazy programming..

The other problem with this is that you cant just drop a folder onto the taskbar and create a new toolbar, if you do it just says its gonna pin it to windows explorer which we dont want. Many ways windows 7 is very good and the rest of the time its ruddy stupid, is there common sense department at microsoft?!?!?!

Does anyone know how to move the toolbar over without this sort of thing happening...


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09 Oct 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I had the same problem. I just deleted that toolbar and recreated it - was done in 2 minutes.
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09 Oct 2010   #3
SCiFi

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Does it really??? I dont think so...

The problem is that when you lock the taskbar, the fuzzy bits you grab hold on to move the toolbar to the left disappear, when this happens the name of the toolbar moves slightly to the left and reveals part of the 1st programs icon!!!
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09 Oct 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Exactly, that was my problem too. But I fixed it as I said.
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09 Oct 2010   #5
SCiFi

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

you might have been lucky cos ive done it 10 times and 10 times its done exactly the same..

Althought what i did though was change 1 of the icons to an invisible one and that worked

Im just peeved that we cant just drop a folder onto it and create a toolbar, instead it just adds it to the explorer which isnt wot ppl want to do and its something that microsoft has put a stop to it for some reason.
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09 Oct 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SCiFi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might look at the different options in the tutorial below to see if one may work better for you for this.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Oct 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am sorry my method did not work out for you. Maybe my system is more cooperative.
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09 Oct 2010   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

OK. Try this. Create your toolbar as usual and move it to the left on your Taskbar. Don't lock the taskbar yet. Right-click just under the new toolbar name (you will need to do this for each option) and deselect both Show Title and Show text. Now move the handle as far left as you can. Again, right-click and this time select Show Title. You can now lock the taskbar and the partial icon will no longer be there.

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09 Oct 2010   #9
SCiFi

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
OK. Try this. Create your toolbar as usual and move it to the left on your Taskbar. Don't lock the taskbar yet. Right-click just under the new toolbar name (you will need to do this for each option) and deselect both Show Title and Show text. Now move the handle as far left as you can. Again, right-click and this time select Show Title. You can now lock the taskbar and the partial icon will no longer be there.

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Cheers that worke and whs, Im not one to take the micky so Im sorry if you felt like i was. Im no techie and appreciate all advise you guys reply with.
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09 Oct 2010   #10
Vincenzo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You can actually turn this around and use it to your advantage. On the toolbar that I created, the top shortcut points to another folder that I need to access frequently, and that folder is the icon that is partially visible as stated above. But I positioned it so that the folder icon is fully visible. So it becomes an another folder shortcut that is available on the taskbar, in addition to the toolbar.
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