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18 Mar 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
He's wanting the "bling" of something like RocketDock.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
To tell you the truth, I prefer the toolbar approach over the tweaked Quick Launch since that does not really work like in Vista (no "add to Quick Launch" in the right click context menu). And that makes it a little awkward to work with. And in the toolbar you can stack the folders 9 deep.


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18 Mar 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
He's wanting the "bling" of something like RocketDock.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
To tell you the truth, I prefer the toolbar approach over the tweaked Quick Launch since that does not really work like in Vista (no "add to Quick Launch" in the right click context menu). And that makes it a little awkward to work with. And in the toolbar you can stack the folders 9 deep.

I haven't found a tutorial about adding a toolbar yet, do you know of one?
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18 Mar 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
haven't found a tutorial about adding a toolbar yet, do you know of one?
If you want, I make you one. But it is really dead simple.

1. Right click on taskbar > toolbars > new toolbar
2. choose the folder where you have parked your shortcuts. That folder can be anywhere, but I found it is easiest, if you keep it on the desktop (for easy additions). That folder can contain shortcuts or more folders containing shortcuts (that is the best to keep order if you want to park a lot of shortcuts. Bundle them by theme, each into their own folder).
3. when you click on the toolbar chevrons (named "All" in my previous picture) all the folders of the toolbar will pop up. Hover over a folder and the icons from that folder will pop up. It is that easy.
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18 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
haven't found a tutorial about adding a toolbar yet, do you know of one?
If you want, I make you one. But it is really dead simple.

1. Right click on taskbar > toolbars > new toolbar
2. choose the folder where you have parked your shortcuts. That folder can be anywhere, but I found it is easiest, if you keep it on the desktop (for easy additions). That folder can contain shortcuts or more folders containing shortcuts (that is the best to keep order if you want to park a lot of shortcuts. Bundle them by theme).
3. when you click on the toolbar chevrons (named "All" in my previous picture) all the folders of the toolbar will pop up. Hover over a folder and the icons from that folder will pop up. It is that easy.

Hello whs, thanks.


I know how to do it, I just find it way easier to link people to tutorials rather than continually write instructions out all the time, if you create one I'll link people to it whenever I have a need to; just be sure to use "toolbar" as the first word in the title so it'll be easy to find.
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18 Mar 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, I will make a video tutorial later. The subject lends itself for a video.
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18 Mar 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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OK, I will make a video tutorial later. The subject lends itself for a video.

Seven Forums no longer has a video section, it has been disabled due to lack of interest.
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18 Mar 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That does not matter. I just post the link to my Vimeo.
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18 Mar 2010   #18
mikal83

windows7
 
 

uploaded the dock to my old pc, mmmmm not as good as I hoped. You can only fill it with so many shortcuts
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18 Mar 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikal83 View Post
uploaded the dock to my old pc, mmmmm not as good as I hoped. You can only fill it with so many shortcuts
Have a look at . Maybe that works better for you.
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