Taskbar Toolbars

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How to Add or Remove a Toolbar on the Taskbar in Vista and Windows 7
Synopsis
A toolbar is a row, column, or block of buttons or icons representing tasks you can do within a program or files in a folder. This will allow you to add Quick Launch, any folder shortcuts, internet links, address bar, or a desktop shortcuts to the taskbar as a toolbar for quick access.
How to Add or Remove a Toolbar on the Taskbar in Vista and Windows 7

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A toolbar is a row, column, or block of buttons or icons representing tasks you can do within a program or files in a folder. This will allow you to add Quick Launch, any folder shortcuts, internet links, address bar, or a desktop shortcuts to the taskbar as a toolbar for quick access.

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Here's How:
1. Right click on the Taskbar. (See screenshot below step 3)​
2. Click on Toolbars.​
3. To Add a Toolbar
A) Click on the listed menu item to the right, that you want for a toolbar on the taskbar, to check it.​
NOTE: See the Listed Menu Items section below to see what each option will give you for a toolbar.​
Right Click.jpgRight_Click3.jpg

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LISTED MENU ITEMS:
Note   Note

  • Address: A navigational address bar like in Explorer and IE7.
    Address bar.jpg
  • Windows Media Player: Enable this, and when you minimize WMP you will have a mini player on the Taskbar.
  • Links: Adds a folder shortcut for Links in your Internet Explorer Favorites Bar. You can add whatever internet favorites you like to Links. Click on the arrow (boxed in red below) to see the expanded contents.
    Links for IE.jpg
  • Desktop: Adds a shortcut for all of your desktop items whether you have your defualt items checked to be seen or not. Click on the arrow (boxed in red below) to see the expanded contents.
    Desktop.jpg
  • Quick Launch: Adds the Quick Launch feature for quick access to programs. For Windows 7, see this tutorial instead.
    Quick Launch.jpg
  • New Toolbar: Similar to Links and Desktop above, but allows you to add any folder of your choice to the taskbar as a toolbar.
    NOTE: This does not move the folder's location. It only copys it as a shortcut for the toolbar.
    • If you click on it from step 3 above, you will have a browse window open. (See screenshot below)
      Choose Folder.jpg
    • Navigate to the folder you want and highlight it and click Select Folder button. (EX: Downloads)
    • Click on the arrow to see the expanded contents of the folder.
  • New Toolbar.jpg

4. To Remove a Toolbar
A) Right click on the Taskbar. (See screenshots below)​
B) Click on Toolbars.​
C) Click on the added toolbar from step 3 to uncheck it.​
Right_Click2.jpgRight_Click3.jpg


That's it,
Shawn



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Shawn,

Windows Media Player: Enable this and then open Windows Media Player 11, minimise it, and you'll find a mini-player on your taskbar.
 

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Adam,

Thank you for the information. The post has been updated to include it.

Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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Hello Mizaras, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes. This is the free program RocketDock. You can download it from here:

RocketDock - Download RocketDock

It says that 64 bit is not supported, but I use it on my 64 bit Vista without any problems.

Have fun,
Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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