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Windows 7: Lock Windows 7 Quick Launch icons

15 Jan 2011   #1

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Lock Windows 7 Quick Launch icons

I am new to Windows 7. In XP and Vista, the QL icons would stay on the left side of the taskbar, while the open programs populated across the taskbar. Is there a way to keep this setup? I do not like the look of the "always combine" option, preferring to see everything open until the taskbar is filled and then have the programs begin to stack/combine. However, with the "combine when full" option, the unopen icons get distributed between open program tabs. Thanks!

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15 Jan 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

This may be of help;

7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page

Regards....Mike Connor
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15 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

See the 2nd post here by Ronnie Vernon: Please restore the Quick Launch.

Mine looks like this:

Lock Windows 7 Quick Launch icons-taskbar.jpg

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15 Jan 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

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15 Jan 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quick Launch is less useful in Windows7 than in Vista. Plus, if you ever run the System File Checker, the tweak will get messed up. I found toolbars to be a more than adequate alternative, plus you can make a folder structure which helps the shortcut organization, especially if you have a lot of shortcuts (programs, webpages, files, system shortcuts). Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista
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