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  1. Drew

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    Suggest considering it as part of the install.

    This DOES (also) apply to Windows 8:

    Many people miss Quick Launch in Windows 7. Although the new/redesigned Taskbar is what it is it can still be felt that there is a worthwhile purpose served by Quick Launch. It is (still) really a nice place to have certain items... in addition to Taskbar & Start Menu... especially if one doesn't care for a bunch of icons on the Desktop or digging/seaching/clicking about for things.


    How to Enable Quick Launch in Windows 7

    Quick Launch has been removed from the taskbar in Windows 7. The idea in 7 is either "Pin"items to Start Menuor to Taskbar; the latter suggesting no need for Quick Launch. If items arepinned to the taskbar the result is large icons which when you skim over them give mini-displays of themselves... if they mean windowsthen you see a mini of each, i.e. plural tabbed sites open in a browser. However, allitems are treated equally, of course. Some you may not need to view a mini-window, you may not need them frequently, tool, accessory... something that seems well suited to residing in or as a Quick Launch item. Things you like handy but, don't need the attributes of being pinned to the taskbar and does not beg attention on an ongoing basis, as a browser, messenger, in-work documents/files does. Point is some people like Quick Launch, some may not miss it but, I feel there is a place for both; eachhave worthwhile reasons to be used. The following is how to establish Quick Launch in Windows 7.

    Step 1: Right click on the Taskbar and choose Toolbarsand then New Toolbar.

    Step 2: Now copy and paste the following line into the Folder box in the New Toolbar dialog box:

    %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    Click SAVE

    Step 3: Now you'll see the Quick Launch bar shows up at the right of the taskbar. Next, right-click on the Taskbar and turn off Lock the Taskbar.
    Step 4: Right-click on the divider and turn off Show Textand Show Title. Also, click on View and change it to Small Icons.

    That's it! Now you have your small icons on the quick launch bar again!
    It can remain @ the right end of the taskbar OR grab it & move it to (near the Windows Orb) where you are accustomed, @ the left end of the taskbar.
    Finally remember to right-click on the taskbar and choose Lock Taskbar again to remove the divider. Enjoy!

    All you have to do is nav to the item you want to place in Quick Launch... Rt mouse, drag-n-drop in QL, select Copy

    Congrats, done, you have it J
     

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