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Quick launch toolbar to taskbar.

Q: Quick launch toolbar to taskbar.

Hello - when I try to load the Quick launch tool bar to my taskbar using C:\Users\User name \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer the AppData does not appear - need help to find command. I use Google Chrome, would that change the command ? Thanks for the help.

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A: Quick launch toolbar to taskbar.

Hello Henry,

See if the tutorial below may be able to help.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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I've attached a screenshot here for reference, so that you can understand the problem better.

Please help!

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A:quick launch toolbar

you can "right mouse button click" on any program icon that you don't want and select delete, and it'll be gone.

often when you install a new program it'll offer you the option of not creating a quick launch icon, ie, if you read what's coming up on the screen instead of clicking "ok" all the way through the installation steps :)

but ofcourse some programs don't :( then you just have to delete it manually after.
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A:Can't create quick launch toolbar

Um, I'm gonna ask the "simple" question first, have you tried right clicking on the taskbar and in the context menu choosing toolbars--->quick launch? I know it may be simple or you may have already tried , but I just wanna know if that does or does not work.

and obviously, the
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer will place shortcut icons for all users and

C:\Documents and Settings\Shirley\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
will place them only for your acct
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A:My Quick Launch toolbar is stuck

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A:Quick Launch Toolbar Icons

Hi Big John,

since a few month I also have this annoying toolbar problem. It drives me crazy! Whenever I right click on one of my toolbars (I use 3), it will get inactive, exactly as you described it.
I invested a lot of time searching the Internet, without any success. So if you should solve this problem, please let me know.

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A:toolbar desktop & quick launch

Give the Taskbar Repair Tool a try.
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I have also tried another solution but that has not solved the problem either. This solution
advices to run the following commands:
Will appreciate if someone can help me to find a permanent solution.


A:Quick Launch toolbar just vanishes

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Is "Lock the taskbar" checked when you rightclick the taskbar?
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I cannot find a solution to this minor problem anywhere, but I find it quite annoying.

Any help towards a solution would be most appreciated.


A:quick launch toolbar problem

Try taking your mouse cursor and moving it to the line on top of the task bar till it shows a double arrow, then hold down on the left mouse button and pull it down and then let go of the mouse button. Let us know if that works.
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I have also tried another solution but that has not solved the problem either. This solution advices to run the following commands:

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A:Quick Launch toolbar just vanishes

Line 61 Restore/Add Show Desktop to Quick Launch Bar
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A:Qutrit killed my Quick Launch toolbar!

Try to see if it gives that message when you add the "links" toolbar. I may be experiencing the same problem... just need to confirm it.
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Here's the original post:

"I've recently been battling spyware/adware issues. Using
several applications and tools available on the internet,
I must have removed my quick launch toolbar
functionality. When I try to restore the Quick Launch
Toolbar by right clicking in the Taskbar, then selecting
Toolbars and then Quick Launch, I receive a Windows error
message that says, "Cannot create toolbar."

Any help you can provide on fixing this problem is greatly

From Elizabeth and friends

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A:Solved: quick launch toolbar problem

steel, Go to the link below, click on "Win XP Fixes" then click on "Cannot Create Toolbar For..... error message" (left column), then download the "xp_toolbar_error.vbs" file and run it.

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A:Quick Launch toolbar has disappeared after rebooting.

I've not experienced it disappearing myself. Is the physical folder location still there?
C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

If so, what happens when you try to add it back?
Quick Launch - Add to Taskbar in Windows 8
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A:Quick Launch Toolbar Submenu Creation

Bumping the topic.

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A:Quick launch toolbar gets turned off and resorted

You can't always prevent it, but the closest thing you can do is
1.  Redo it the way you want (which you've obviously done before), then when finished,
2. Right-click on the taskbar and select 'Lock the Taskbar'.
3. As an added precaution, do the same in the Start Menu (right-click on Start menu then Properties, Taskbar Tab, then be sure 'Lock' is checked).
4.  You can't really save your toolbar because its contents are in the registry, so you can't override it.  But you can get something like ScreenHunter 6.0 Free and take screenshots of your Quick Launch.  The QL folder is in C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Application Data\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\QuickLaunch
Here's a problem, though: you MIGHT not be able to add any shortcuts to the QL now that it's locked, nor can you move them around anymore, though I've not had that problem.
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A:Quick launch toolbar sometimes fails to show up

Have you 'locked' the task bar?
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A:Cannot create Quick Launch Toolbar WinXP

Hi and welcome to TSG!

You should stick with your original thread here:

Making duplicates will only cause confusion. Thanks!

Closing duplicate.
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A:Remove icon from quick launch toolbar

Quote: Originally Posted by Wallythekat

When I downloaded the Weatherbug program I checked the box next to "add icon to quick launch toolbar" Now the icon [temperature] appears on my taskbar in two places. One next to the start button and one next to the date. I have Foxfire 26.0 running on Windows 7.
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FYI, the "Quick Launch Bar" is no longer available by default, but can be added by following the instructions at the following site;

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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Nevermind...I just re-installed IE8 and now all is well.
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Whenever I restart the computer or something goes wrong with explorer.exe and it has to close down, the items in QL all revert back to alphabetical order. I have it set up so the ones I use more often, are displayed and the rest are hidden away in the extension. Is there a way I can 'lock' these items in place?

A:Quick Launch in the Taskbar

hello, I had this problem before also, Right click on your taskbar near the quick launch icons and scroll down till you see "lock the taskbar", it worked for me.
also if you have alot of icons in your QL grab the dividing line with your mouse and move it to the right a little and you should be able to see more.
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please advise.


A:Toolbar disappears from quick launch after restart - Windows 7

Did you unlock the taskbar before doing this?
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A:Show Quick Launch Toolbar, but with administrator restrictions...

Howdy and welcome

Must be a reason that the "administration" has done this...

Have you asked them?

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Does anyone have an idea?


A:Enable quick launch/no rich click on toolbar

Right click Start, select Properties, Taskbar tab and check the settings. If that does not work try a System Restore from Help where it is easy to find.

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A:Solved: Can't change icon in Quick Launch toolbar

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Good morning

That happens a random problem, use comomodit? to the Quick Launch toolbar, but when it happens CEH accedno the computer this bar disappears, then every time I switch it manually Toolbars> New Toolbar> C: \ Users \ USERNAME \ AppData \ Roaming \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer> Quick Launch

I do not know if it happened to others, but wonder if there may be a solution to the problem.


A:[Random problem] the Quick Launch toolbar disappears

Hello Domenek,

You might see if these steps may help.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable9. Now that you have Quick Launch on the taskbar, you will need to save your current theme (step 4 at this link).
NOTE: If you make any changes to your theme, you will need to save the theme afterwards, or you will lose Quick Launch the next time you restart the computer.

10. If you have a 32-bit Windows 7, then it has been reported that you may need to turn off UAC if Quick Launch is disappearing on you after every restart.

Hope this helps,
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Right click on the taskbar and verify that the taskbar is unlocked. Then drag the cursor just over the top edge till it changes shape. The click and drag.
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A screenshot would help.

For the Desktop icon right click the Taskbar & click Properties & see the picture:
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Can you post a screen shot?

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i think that may be a problem due to having names show in the icon. is the space still there if you disable names?
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Welcome to Seven Forums DanielMacy. Did you enable the actual quick launch, or just make a custom toolbar with a folder?

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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Why do you have two of them?
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You might see if rebuilding the icon index may help. If not, then you might see if changing the icons for the shortcuts to themselves (default ones) a few times can restore them.

Hope this helps,
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Have you tried method one or two? You can drag and drop things to the taskbar pinning them there as well.
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Welcome to the Seven Forums

See if this tutorial will help Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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Try using this and see if you can use the additional settings provided on the taskbar features when you decided to manually rearrange them. You can also create a system restore point to gain access to a date when everythingwas working fine as a safety precaution.
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Hello Karadeniz, and welcome to Eight Forums.

All shortcuts in Quick Launch are saved in the hidden folder path below. You could just back up the contents of this folder, then copy them back into this same folder below to restore them.

Quick Launch - Add to Taskbar in Windows 8

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
In addition, if you like, you might look at this tutorial below to make it easy to add items into Quick Launch.

Quick Launch - Add to "Send to" Context Menu in Windows 8
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Right click on All Programs and select explore. Expand “Programs” and drag or paste a shortcut for the program you want to run at startup into the “Startup” folder.

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Hello highstream,

If it happens again, then see if this may help.

Quick Launch - Add to Taskbar in Windows 8
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SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hello Nick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Technically Quick Launch is a taskbar toolbar and not a pinned item. This is why when you open/run a item from Quick Launch, it will still have a separate icon appear on the taskbar for it's opened window. There's nothing that you could do about this other than pinning the item/program in Quick Launch on the takbar itself instead. This way you could run it from the taskbar instead of Quick Launch.

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Hello Skippy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since the shortcut uses the {BA126AD7-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E} GUID, you might see if creating a shortcut using either location below may work for you to then add to Quick Launch or Pin to taskbar.
explorer.exe /e,::{BA126AD7-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E}

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Hi Paul, and welcome to the board.

It's a well known parasite:

Please do this:

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Hi and welcome to the Forum.
I found this " Note that you’ll need to right-click and unlock the taskbar before you can move the toolbar."
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Quote: Originally Posted by xuletzu

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This references showing Toolbar rows Icons Taskbar 3 2-line Taskbar Large small using Quick Launch Bar icons don't wrap even though there is room - a post by chillz which discovers a quot bug quot with the taskbar not resetting the row-sizing for toolbars when dragging the taskbar to the left then back to the bottom I for a while now have been using a custom quick-launch toolbar on my taskbar with the taskbar being unit-lines in height and having the taskbar on my secondary left monitor When I first set this up it showed lines of small icons in the toolbar and up to lines on the standard taskbar This was perfect because the toolbar didn't reset the order every time I launched an application contrary to how the pinned application system works With pinned applications no matter what position I drop the icon the order always resets and floats from place to place so that system of organizing icons is disgusting because you have apps between icons of apps that aren't running some times and other times the running applications are above and Taskbar Toolbar showing 3 small rows using Large Icons 2-line Taskbar below with or without grouping enabled The vertical display would be the ideal way for me to view unlaunched applications see aforementioned topic because they group together and launched apps come after in horizontal mode the taskbar is chaotic without a toolbar organizing the apps to one side but then you lose the functionality of the pinned-application system if you forfeit usage of that chaotic horizontal system in favor of how the vertical system works but in horizontal mode To the point After an update restart the toolbar reset and only showed lines despite there being more than enough room for rows of small icons I couldn't figure out what happened or what changed and then I read the aforementioned topic after some searching to find it actually worked Moving the taskbar to the left then back down resets the order so lines can be used on a line-unit height taskbar with large icons I would like to see several things fixed - Fix the chaotic organizing system of the horizontal taskbar to match the vertical display mode so pinned-apps are always on one side and use all lines while opened apps read like a book Other people will likely have a different opinion to this suggestion and I'd like to read them - Fix the toolbar icon organizational system so all space can be utilized without needing to move the taskbar each restart or update I have yet to restart since fixing the issue and I rarely restart as it is but others may not keep their pc running stressful on components to keep restarting Again I'd like to read others opinions on this but I'm sure most will agree on this point that unused space shouldn't be wasted Here we see all rows in my quick-launch toolbar Unfortunately without restarting or receiving a new update I can't reset the toolbar back to lines which is fantastic and I didn't take a screenshot prior to moving the taskbar to the left then back down but for simple effect imagine the top lines visibly the bottom invisible and an arrow on the right for extra icons and that is the default view You'll likely be able to repeat the effect if you don't have a toolbar and try it out
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I heard that the Quick Launch Bar has been removed in Windows 7. I sure hope that isn't true. Maybe someone will write a third party app to replace it. I use it over a hundred times a day. I would miss it greatly.

A:Quick Launch Bar

Hi DwightStegall, welcome to the forums.

If you create a new toolbar (right-click taskbar, toolbars, new toolbar) and in the text field at the bottom, type %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch this will restore the quick launch toolbar.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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I'm using windows xp
all of a sudden my quicklaunch icons got really small
how can I adjust this

A:quick launch

Right click the desktop and select Properties then goto the Apearence tab, and goto advanced. You can access all the appearence options from here.
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Just got a new HP laptop and cannot customize Quick Launch Bar. On my previous laptop I could show more than 4 icons but am unable to now. I've done several searches but no joy, Taskbar is not locked but I can't see the bars to the right of launch bar to expand it.

A:Quick Launch Bar
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MS seem to have decided that their "pin applications to the taskbar" feature is a much better solution than the Quick Launch bar - otherwise surley they would not have annoyed all those who have been using the Quick Launch bar for years by removing it...

I am getting used to the new taskbar in many respects, but one feature of the Quick Launch bar seems to be missing - I used to be able to drag any document onto the icon of an application in the Quick Launch bar to open the document in that app. This was very useful for opening random files with Notebook, and many other cases. I can't find any way of doing something similar with the taskbar. Is there one?

Thanks - Rowan

A:Quick Launch bar

Hellow Rowan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can add the old Quick Launch to the taskbar in Windows 7 if you like.

You can use the Open With feature to temporarily open a file with a program of your choice that supports opening the file type.

To make it easier to open files temporarily with Notepad, you can use the tutorial below to add Open with Notepad.

Open with Notepad - Add or Remove from Context Menu of Files

Hope this helps,
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I have a very weird problem.
I recently installed Win 7 on a HP dv6-1125eo laptop, and then this problem occured. Every time i press one of the quick launch button, it does what I ask. But furthermore, like a small extra service, it opens microsoft excel. I've tried to update bios, as the only certified HP driver for win 7 regarding my laptop model. I also tried to install the vista driver for the quick launch buttons. I will really appreciate if anyone have a suggestion on how to solve this problem.

- Toby

A:Win 7 and HP Quick Launch - NO

Hi -

Re-install the drivers for Quick Launch and check if there is a manual setting that can be changed for the now-open-Excel button.

You may have the most recent version by HP. I removed them from my system when running Vista x64 due to problems with QuickPlay and never bothered to install them when testing Windows 7.

Regards. . .


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My quick launch bar now shows the icon and the description of the shortcut. For instance I have the E and then "Launch Internet Explorer". In the past I had just the icon, and I would like to return to that. The only thing major that has happened has been the installation of QuickBooks Simple Start 2008. I did not noticed the change until the next day, so I do not know if they are related. If no one has expirienced this before, where in the registry do I find the keys for the quick launch properties?

Many thanx in advance,


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How to add Internet Elporer Icon in Quick Launch

A:Quick Launch

Just drag and drop the IE shortcut icon to the quick lanch
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Every time I reboot my XP SP2 System, the Quick Launch Bar is gone and I have to bring it back manually. I have ticked the option "Show Quick Launch" in the taskbar properties, the problem is that the rebooting gets rids of this tick! This problem only occurs on my desktop PC, my notebook does not have this problem.