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Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7/8 and Vista

How to Use Toolbars in Windows 7 and Vista
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How to Use Toolbars in Windows 7/8 and Vista

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For easy access and launching, many of us keep a lot of icons of programs, folders and webpages on the desktop. This not only looks ugly, it is also very confusing because they are usually not arranged by themes. In addition, those icons are often being scrambled and the user spends a lot of time rearranging them.

There is a much easier and more organized way to park those icons in toolbars. Access to the icons is just as easy and there is no limit to the amount of icons and the structural organization.

13 Jul 2013   #1


Thank you very much for this. I currently use XP and have toolbars on the left, top and right of my desktop so have been looking for a way to do something similar with Win 7 which, as far as I know, does not allow toolbars on the left, top and right at the same time as the taskbar at the bottom of the desktop.
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16 Nov 2013   #2

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

Excellent + Thank You!
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04 Jan 2014   #3

windows 7 premium

Very helpful, thank you!
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07 Nov 2016   #4

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Thank you for this tute

I didnt know I could use the toolbars like this. :)

As a right-handed "mouser" creating the Start-menu-style, toolbar on the right hand end of taskbar suits me very well.
My ClassicShell Start menu is bulging now, mostly due to a lack of my housekeeping, a lot of shortcuts to executables, URLs, and often used files and folders

I like the simplicity and accessability of this menu style toolbar on the taskbar.
- compact footprint does not hog taskbar nor desktop real estate :)
- I have never seen the point of highly animated floating "carousels" ... more toys than tools.

There are a lot of 3rd party apps that float, spin, twirl or reside in the SystemTray, but most of them are "abandoned" by their developers and/or there is no support. I have tried 19 to date.
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