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Lost Icons on bottom of screen

by Sukki007 / June 28, 2009 6:09 PM PDT

I'm running Vista Home. After an ordinary reboot, I completely lost the three icons that appeared at the bottom of the screen next to the Start button - one was the desktop, another was to see all the windows currently open; I can't remember what the third was. But all three were the default on the computer out of the box. Now when I right-click in the task bar, I'm given the option for the Desktop toolbar. But that puts the *word" Desktop on the right side, next to the tray; clicking on that will give me a list of every program on my Desktop, but I want those original three icons back next to the Start button. How to do that??? Thanks.

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That is the Quick Launch toolbar...
by John.Wilkinson / June 29, 2009 4:14 AM PDT

Choose it from the list of toolbars instead of Desktop and it should be as it was.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks, John
by Sukki007 / June 29, 2009 5:41 AM PDT

That did the trick! Didn't know it was called Quick Launch.

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