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How to lock Quick Launch? (Prevent changes)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Joe User, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Joe User

    Joe User Flightless Bird

    This question relates to Win XP SP3.

    Is there any way to lock the Quick Launch area of the taskbar so that it
    cannot be changed except by very purposeful means?

    When my mother should click on a Quick Launch icon, she has the bad habit of
    continuing to hold down the mouse button, resulting in dragging the icon off
    the Quick Launch area and creating a shortcut on the Desktop.

    There is no way to train her. She is elderly. She is mostly computer
    illiterate. The difference between click-and-release v. click-and-hold
    continues to elude her.

    I had always mistakenly thought that Lock Taskbar guarded against this. I
    finally RTFM.
     
  2. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    Use Tweak-UI to modify the sensitivity of the mouse. Specifically
    increase the registration level for Drag.

    "Joe User" <joeu2004> wrote in message
    news:urjwY8ewKHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > This question relates to Win XP SP3.
    >
    > Is there any way to lock the Quick Launch area of the taskbar so that it
    > cannot be changed except by very purposeful means?
    >
    > When my mother should click on a Quick Launch icon, she has the bad habit
    > of continuing to hold down the mouse button, resulting in dragging the
    > icon off the Quick Launch area and creating a shortcut on the Desktop.
    >
    > There is no way to train her. She is elderly. She is mostly computer
    > illiterate. The difference between click-and-release v. click-and-hold
    > continues to elude her.
    >
    > I had always mistakenly thought that Lock Taskbar guarded against this. I
    > finally RTFM.
     
  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Joe User wrote:
    > This question relates to Win XP SP3.
    >
    > Is there any way to lock the Quick Launch area of the taskbar so that it
    > cannot be changed except by very purposeful means?
    >
    > When my mother should click on a Quick Launch icon, she has the bad
    > habit of continuing to hold down the mouse button, resulting in dragging
    > the icon off the Quick Launch area and creating a shortcut on the Desktop.
    >
    > There is no way to train her. She is elderly. She is mostly computer
    > illiterate. The difference between click-and-release v. click-and-hold
    > continues to elude her.
    >
    > I had always mistakenly thought that Lock Taskbar guarded against this.
    > I finally RTFM.


    Ctrl/Z will undo the moved/deleted/copied shortcut.. sometimes much
    later than when it was moved.

    --
    Joe =o)
     

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