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Can't add new toolbar to taskbar

by jjvickers / May 14, 2010 9:54 AM PDT

hmmm . . . the option to add a new toolbar in the taskbar on my W7 Ultimate is greyed out . . ., but if I create a new user, it's there for him . . . .any idea why? How to fix?

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Is your Taskbar locked?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 15, 2010 5:32 AM PDT

If so, that may explain why that option is greyed out.


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Problem Solved!!
by jjvickers / May 15, 2010 7:26 AM PDT

Delete the key ClassicShell from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer if exist
Restart the computer

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 15, 2010 8:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Problem Solved!!

That seems a 'belt and braces' way of solving this, and I would not usually suggest anyone tampers with the registry.

Where did you find that solution? It might help others who read this thread.


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