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Windows 7: Quick Launch menu slow to populate

12 Nov 2010   #1
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Quick Launch menu slow to populate

Hope this is in the right section. My quick launch menu takes up to 2 minutes to populater (even when there is no other software running). Once it has populated, then it will work again instantly.
Any way to speed this up?


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12 Nov 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

do you mean your quick-launch toolbar?

do any of the shortcuts link to external drives, network locations, web pages or similar?

do you use mse anti-virus? i've noticed that to be slow at loading icons at times.
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12 Nov 2010   #3
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

The one on the task bar with the >> sign. Not heard of MSE anti virus so no. All the lings are to installed programs.
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12 Nov 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

mse = microsoft security essentials

anyway, so you have a quicklaunch toolbar with a >> sign.

how did you make this toolbar? in a similar way to the tutorial i linked above?
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12 Nov 2010   #5
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I didn';t realise I'd made it - I though it was there - perhaps it was there with XP and I was disappointed it had gone - that rings a bell.
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12 Nov 2010   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

by default, you'll only get the standard windows 7 big icons on the left, and the notification icons and clock on the right.

to have anything else, you would have to have done something to get it.

i'm wondering exactly what it is you have before being able to suggest a fix for it.
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12 Nov 2010   #7
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

It sounds as though I've reinstated the quicklaunch toolbar as per you tutorial - this is what it looks like:

http://www.woldsweather.co.uk/Clipboard01.jpg
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12 Nov 2010   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ok you've got a few shortcuts in there, but that shouldn't be a problem.

i don't know what your problem is i'm afraid.

type or paste %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch into the search-box on your start-menu, and see if there's anything else in there apart from good old shortcuts.

if you wait, more help should be on the way from others.

(by the way - it's probably better to learn to use the snipping tool and the forum attachments button for posting screenshots )
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12 Nov 2010   #9
themaverick

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

There are a couple of internet short cuts - are they allowed?
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12 Nov 2010   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

they should be ok.
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