Friday, 8 August 2014

Get the Good Old “Quick Launch” Toolbar and “Show Desktop” Shortcut Back in Windows 7

Here are the steps

1. Right-click on Taskbar and select "Toolbars -> New toolbar...

2. It'll open Browse dialog box. Now paste following string in the "Folder:" text box:

%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Press Enter and click on "Select folder" button.

3. It'll immediately add Quick Launch toolbar to Taskbar.

4. Now right-click on Taskbar and uncheck "Lock the taskbar" option.

5. You'll see a placeholder to drag the Quick Launch toolbar.

6. Right-click on the toolbar placeholder and uncheck "Show Title" and "Show Text" options.

7. If you want to increase the icon size, right-click on the toolbar placeholder and enable "View -> Large Icons" option.

8. Drag-n-drop this toolbar to the left of Taskbar.

9. That's it. Now you have the good ol' "Quick Launch" toolbar and "Show Desktop" shortcut back in Windows 7 Taskbar.


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