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Quick launch icon info request

When a quick launch icon is placed in the task bar, does it open and sit there "idling" waiting for you to use it? What does it really do?

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No, it's just like a shortcut on your Desktop

Whatever application you place in the QL area doesn't open automatically and stay open all the time. It is just like any other shortcut you have on your Desktop. Click, (or double click depending on your setup), any icon on your Desktop and the application will run. Close that app down and the shortcut icon will just sit there.

The same with the QL shortcuts. Single click to open whichever application it points to. Close the app down and the shortcut just sits there, forlornly, waiting for you to use it again, Happy

It's just another option, and allows you to open applications quickly without having to minimise any already open windows to find the icon there.

Hope that helps.

Mark

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Mark
Thank you for the reply. One more question/comment. Then this would not be a cause for slow computer startup?

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It does not idle but

The icon would have to be fetched from the app or if you changed that, from some other place.

Also, if you hover the mouse over it the little bubble eats some cycles as what must happen, happens.

-> If you have been with Windows long you know that on low RAM, slower machines you keep every area clean.
Bob

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Quick launch icon info

Got 4G ram, 4 core processor - new and up to date computer

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Ouch.

Seems a shame to run XP. What with that 2.0GB limit per process and other issues.
Bob

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Considering

Considering going to Win 7 but have to see if it works with the program '"Auran Trainz" first. Don't know of anything better - do you? It has to work with "Auran Trainz". Hubby 'lives' that program

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Looked at it.

Nice site looks very current. Seems they document what it runs on.

Unless there is something else afoot?
Bob

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