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Windows 7: Windows 7 Desktop Shortcut bar

15 Dec 2010   #1
photoguy

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Desktop Shortcut bar

I bought a new pc with Windows 7 Premium. On the right side of the desktop a pretty useful shortcut bar with microsoft applications, and internet explorer shortcuts were available that would allow me to quicly launch those different applications.. my girlfriends kids played on my pc for a couple of hours the other day.. that short cut bar that auto-hides is not gone..

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Can someone help me get it back?


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15 Dec 2010   #2
Xale

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Unless its the Widgets bar, which hangs out on the right side (and it doesn't sound like it) - its not a Windows 7 feature I've heard or seen, but rather something your OEM added. I believe Dell has a 'dock' program of their own, and other OEMs may as well.

But without knowing what you have; we can't work out the answer.
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15 Dec 2010   #3
photoguy

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks.. I'm not quite sure what you need from me as far as what I have.. it may be a widgets bar. Hit had links on it for microsoft office products, Internet explorer, Multi-media shortcut to view pics. It would auto hide. I'm using a Dell XPS 8100 with Windows 7 Premium on it. And it isn't the typical task bar or shortcut bar when you browse to the start button. It was simply on the right side of my desktop. Thanks
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15 Dec 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Did it look like this? Dell Dock

If so, you probably just need to start it again from All Programs.

Also try clicking on Start then typing dell dock, see if that shows you anything.
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15 Dec 2010   #5
photoguy

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Wohooo.. Thanks! EGGSACTLLY what I was looking for.. Thanks so much!!!
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16 Dec 2010   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You're welcome.
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