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Windows 7: Taskbar options

11 Feb 2010   #1
Opps

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar options

I have all my favourite sites pinned, but when I have several sites open I keep having to go to "IE" to change between site, is it possible to remove 2 taskbar icons (media & the one next to IE I don't need them) Can I then have some of my favourite site placed on the taskbar permanently?


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11 Feb 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The best solution is to use a tabbed browser, like Opera. Then you can choose between only using browser tabs, or better yet, to use the Speed Dial feature where you can place anywhere from 9 or more websites. I have mine configured to display 60, but I could cram a few more in, but since I use custom graphics to identify websites, I don't want them too small. You can get an idea of what I mean in the attachment below:


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11 Feb 2010   #3
Opps

Windows 7
 
 

I use IE8 for tabbed browsing, I've looked at programes like Opera / FF and what may appear simple to some, they look to complicated for me (if every programe I use is not set to default I'm lost )
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11 Feb 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Opps, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can create a internet shortcut of each website and pin it to the taskbar separately.

However, you might consider using Favorites (ALT+A) in IE8 when you have a lot of favorite websites to avoid cluttering up your taskbar with them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Feb 2010   #5
Opps

Windows 7
 
 

Shawn

I had a go by creating a desktop icon for windows 7 following the instructions within the link, but each time I drag the icon down to the taskbar and let go, it shoots over to the pinned section within IE
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11 Feb 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Opps,

Strange, it pins as a separate IE icon on the taskbar for me. I cleaned up a few things in it, so double check with the tutorial again to see if it will for you.
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11 Feb 2010   #7
Opps

Windows 7
 
 

Shawn

When I right click on the desktop icon "pin to the taskbar" is not an option, when I drag the icon down to the taskbar I get a pop up saying "Pin to IE"
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11 Feb 2010   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Strange, did you use the exact method in the tutorial to create the internet shortcut?

Internet Website Shortcut - Create
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11 Feb 2010   #9
Opps

Windows 7
 
 

Shawn

I've tried several times

You see the image under number 4 b in the tutorial, I'm not getting excatly the same image, when I right click on the icon, then properties ,my tabs are General / web document / security / details / previous versions

Then at the bottom is change icon
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11 Feb 2010   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Opps View Post
I use IE8 for tabbed browsing, I've looked at programes like Opera / FF and what may appear simple to some, they look to complicated for me (if every programe I use is not set to default I'm lost )
It's your decision, but there is nothing complicated about Opera, except that there are a lot of possible customizations that it is capable of, so if you count these as complications, then it would be highly complicated. As far as Opera being able to run as the default browser, that is one of the easiest possibilites. But I definitely wouldn't want to twist your arm.
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