Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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  1. Posts : 41
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate English + language kits
       #280

    That's exactly the point this whole thread is trying to make, that the Windows 7 UI team made a compromise that does not work for everybody when they introduce this regression, putting the priority on the cosmetic aspect vs usability.

    There is no redundancy with the QL bar since there is no alternative way to quickly open multiple instances of an application such as Notepad, Windows Explorer or Command Prompt with a single click. I have 5 apps pinned to my task bar, but over a dozen on 2 lines in my QL bar.

    I actually find it neat to put some less frequently used shortcuts in the QL bar rather than cluttering the main task bar, for instance accessories like Calculator and Character Pad. Their fixed position in the QL bar also makes it easier to memorize their location or find them. It's also much faster to visually browse the small QL area to find your shortcut compared to scanning 2 lines of icons and minimized apps on almost the whole width of the screen.
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  2. Posts : 3
    window 7 Ultimate
       #281

    I want to replace Quick launch toolbar in left near the start menu/
    How to change?
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  3. Posts : 70,211
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #282

    Hello Monelikemal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Did you mean replace or place?

    If "replace", then what did you want to replace it with?

    If "place", then step 8 in Option One in the tutorial on the first page will help show you how to drag the Quick Launch toolbar over to the left side of the taskbar.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  4. Posts : 41
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate English + language kits
       #283

    Hi Shawn, how do you get to that tutorial?

    When I click on "Click here to read the entire tutorial" in your first post, it always leads me to the same Quick Launch - Enable or Disable link, which is this very thread, not a link to any tutorial. I don't see any step 8 or option 1 anywhere. From the very start of reading this thread I always thought that the whole tutorial thing was the few screenshots in your post, but apparently there is more to it.

    I have been looking forward to move the QL bar to its original Vista location near the Start/Windows button too.
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  5. Posts : 70,211
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #284

    Chimel,

    When you click on that link to go to the first page and post (the tutorial) of this thread, scroll down a bit past the examples at the top of the tutorial until you see the "OPTION ONE" section. The steps will be underneath it.
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  6. Posts : 41
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate English + language kits
       #285

    Sorry Shawn, there is nothing there for me, no OPTION ONE section in your first post.

    I found out why, there seems to be a bug in the forums: I had my User CP settings set to display the newest posts first. In that configuration, your whole tutorial is reduced to a line with an ellipse ("...") between the title of your post "How to Enable or Disable Quick Launch in Windows 7" and that new "Click here to read the entire tutorial" link that does not expand as I suppose it should.

    I could see your other tutorial "How to Enable or Disable Windows 7 Taskbar Button Grouping" even with the settings set to display the newest posts first, so that's weird.

    That step 8 worked fine for me, thanks! Stupid me was trying to move the QL toolbar left instead of the taskbar right. Counter-intuitive Windows... ;(
    I changed back the thread display mode to "Linear - Newest first" and the bug repros, maybe check if it does the same for you.
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  7. Posts : 70,211
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #286

    Ah, ok. No wonder why you were not seeing the tutorial then. I'm happy to hear that you got it all sorted out. :)
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #287

    My quick launch toolbar can't be moved to the left side, how can I fix that?
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  9. Posts : 70,211
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #288

    Hello MJ08, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Did you unlock the taskbar first? (step 8A)

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  10. Posts : 83
    Windows 7 Pro 64
       #289

    MJ08 said:
    My quick launch toolbar can't be moved to the left side, how can I fix that?
    Hi MJ08, even after I unlocked as Brink suggested, I could not move the QL bar to the left either. But what did work, was to drag the whole rest of the taskbar to the right of the new QL bar (drag the left handle on the task bar). Then I was able to re-size things to the way I wanted. It takes some patience. Be sure and re-lock when you have it where you want.
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