Enable quick launch bar in Windows 7: Quick Tips
Quick Tips: Enable quick launch bar in Windows 71:12 /
If you miss the old Quick Launch bar, here's how to get it back.
A lot of Windows users rely on the Quick Launch bar to access programs they frequently use. In Windows 7, a New task bar does away with Quick Launch, in favor of persistent icons living with currently running programs. But what if you don't like that? I'm Tom Merritt from CNET.com with a quick tip for turning on the Quick Launch bar in Windows 7. Click on Start and search for edit group policy. Launch edit group policy and you'll get the local policy group editor. Click on User Configuration, then Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. Scroll down until you find "Show Quick Launch on taskbar" and double-click on it. Select Enabled and press OK. Right click on the taskbar, choose toolbars and new toolbar. Right click on the address bar and choose edit address. Then type in: C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer. Select the Quick Launch Folder and Press "Select folder." Now you can use the Quick Launch the way you're used to. That's it for the Quick Tip. I'm Tom Merritt, CNET.com.