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Windows 7: Lock Quick Launch Menu Icons

14 Oct 2017   #1
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Lock Quick Launch Menu Icons

Lately, every now and then, the icons in my Quick Launch menus will decide to rearrange themselves, then I go through Hell on Earth trying to drag the stupid things back into position. It can take as much as 30 minutes before I can get the misbegotten things back where they are supposed to be. Usually, it happens when I reboot but today now, twice, the stupid things rearranged themselves while the computer was running. Is there any way to get the blasted little buggers to stay put?


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14 Oct 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Is this MS website any help for you.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...r-in-windows-7
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14 Oct 2017   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Is this MS website any help for you.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...r-in-windows-7
Nope. It only tells how to set it up and add icons, which I already knew, not how to get the misbegotten little buggers to stay put. Thanks anyway.
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16 Oct 2017   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Anyone else?
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16 Oct 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not exactly sure what a quick launch is
If you mean jump lists of recently open items of start menu items I haven't noticed anything different or different arrangements :/

Oops I see from the link posted you're referring to a taskbar toolbar
I haven't ever went through the trouble of creating one sorry.
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16 Oct 2017   #6
Layback Bear

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

I have never used a quick launch, so I'm unable to help.
SORRY.

Jack
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17 Oct 2017   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for replying, guys. The Quick Launch Menu is a holdover from XP that MS, in their infinite wisdom ( ) chose to hide in Win 7. Curiously, I never used it in XP but have found it to be essential in Win 7.

Here (inside the red circle) is what it looks like on my task bar:

Lock Quick Launch Menu Icons-capture.jpg

It has shortcuts to my most frequently used programs, folders, and even my SSDs. It's more convenient that the Start Menu (I have over 100 programs on my computer and, yes, I use them all although some are used very infrequently).

Rearranging icons around down in the notification tray by dragging them is easy but, for some wacky reason, when my idiot computer decides to randomly rearrange the icons for me in the QL Menu (how considerate of it , I have one "heckuva" time dragging them back into position because the misbegotten things go where they want to go, not where I drag them to. I have to try to reposition each one repeatedly to get the stupid things to "stick" where I stick them. This is why I'm trying to find out if there is any way I can lock them into place.


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17 Oct 2017   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Looks now like an extension to the action center
I can also see why it would be a pain you have several icons that look the same.
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17 Oct 2017   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Looks now like an extension to the action center
I can also see why it would be a pain you have several icons that look the same.
Curiously enough, the ones that look the same aren't the ones that move around on me. It's the ones I use the most that don't like to stay put. I sometimes have to click on an icon (usually the ones for Media Center, Kindle of PC, and Power DVD; I also use a couple down in the notification tray) while lying in bed using my TV for a monitor and a wireless mouse for a remote. If the icons have moved on me, I don't know where to click. When I am sitting at my desk, it's a pain in the neck (literally) to have to hunt down the correct little bugger when it has relocated its sorry little self.

Of course, since I started carping about them on here, they decided they would behave for a while (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble ).
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