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taskbar

by user429 / October 5, 2006 7:29 AM PDT

I have Windows XP on my computer. I have on my desktop a shortcut icon to my internet provider (dial-up). How can I put this icon on my taskbar? I tried dragging it to the taskbar but it did not work. Thank you very much

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Quick Launch
by jackson dougless / October 5, 2006 7:54 AM PDT
In reply to: taskbar

If you right click some unused area of the taskbar, there will be a toolbar menu option for the menu that pops up. Click the "Quick Launch" option and an area where you can add shortcuts to programs will appear.

What I find works pretty well, is doubling the size of my taskbar, and then putting the quick launch stuff above the task manager buttons for windows and programs I have open. It gives me ready access to all my frequently used programs, so no need for the start menu or hunting around on the desktop. Speeds things up in addition to being simpler.

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Don't forget
by akpaul / October 5, 2006 8:44 AM PDT
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... to make sure "Lock the taskbar" is unchecked when right-clicking the taskbar. This allows you to modify the width of your Quick Launch area. I use it constantly, and need more than a few spaces for all my icons. Enjoy!

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To jackson dougless
by user429 / October 5, 2006 10:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Quick Launch

To jackson dougless: Thank you for your message. But I don't want my taskbar doubled in size. How can I get my taskbar back to normal size and still keep my new icons in the taskbar? Thank you.

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Jackson Douglas gave additional option but
by DarCLew2 / October 5, 2006 9:13 PM PDT
In reply to: taskbar

On the regular size taskbar, blank spot, right click and select Quick Launch. If there are items on it you don't use right click and delete. another right click on taskbar it may be locked - unlock it for now, that way you can move it more open with a double arrow to your right. right click in that space and select open folder and drag your icon into the folder. Close Folder
and move your quick launchto the left were everything is visable. Lock your Tasbar (right click taskbar and check that so it won't move around.

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