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Windows 7: A Desktop Shortcut Organizer

19 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
A Desktop Shortcut Organizer

Is there any program that can organize selected desktop shortcuts into a sliding row (Or something similar to that). A picture of my desktop is in the attached files. I want that top bar of games to be in a row like they are but so I can click a left and right arrow to slide through them so they don't take up all of the space.

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A Desktop Shortcut Organizer-desktop.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Welcome to the forum Porkchops.

Here is a great tutorial video by whs that I think is what you are looking for.

Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista
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21 Feb 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Try an application launcher?


Here's another way to keep your desktop clear and have quick access to stuff that you use most.

Quick Cliq - portable application launcher and clipboard manager

Quote from the manufacturer's website:

Application Launcher
Quick Cliq offers you the easiest & fastest way to launch your programs, documents and commands. You can create the following types of shortcuts: file, folder, folder menu, folder switch, system shortcut, URL and even email templates. It also provides a group of Special commands you can use to extend the way you run shortcuts, like run an application under admin rights, repeat any shortcut several times or using environmental variables in shortcut targets. One of the more interesting and unique features of Quick Cliq’s launcher is the possibility to run an unlimited number of commands from only one shortcut.

Screenshots from my machine:

A quick press of Winkey+Z opens up the launcher. You can create your own layout and add your own shortcuts.

A menu with category separators on the left and a sub-menu with individual shortcuts displayed on the right.

A Desktop Shortcut Organizer-quick-cliq.jpg

Shown below is the Editor - that's the screen that's used to create the menus.

A Desktop Shortcut Organizer-quick-cliq-editor.jpg

An example of launching multiple files (or shortcuts) with a single click:

A Desktop Shortcut Organizer-quick-cliq-editor2.jpg

The only real issue is that to avoid having to manually start Quick Cliq on every boot - it needs a shortcut to be added to:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

It might be something worth looking at. It doesn't require installation.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Feb 2014   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

How about?

The next evolution of dock application launcher - Sliderdock

Check the screenshots and videos on the SliderDock website to get an idea. If you want to try it you can download the portable version that doesn't need to be installed.
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23 Feb 2014   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

You might look into Circle Dock. It isn't an eye pleaser, but it can be hidden and opened with a hot key, so it doesn't have to be visible unless you want to see it.

The dock appears where your mouse is by pressing a hotkey (default is F1) or your middle mouse button, other options available.
Did you know? Circle Dock was a N.A.N.Y. Project at DonationCoder!?!!! - Circle Dock

Download the latest version of Circle Dock - Circle Dock

A Guy
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