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internet icon disappeared from task bar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mayfriday, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. mayfriday

    mayfriday Flightless Bird

    Using win xp and we accidently moved the internet explorer icon that is on
    the task bar (quick launch) and how do we get it back to the task bar? We
    tried to create a short cut of the IE8 and drag into the task bar area but it
    would not allow us to drag into the task bar. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Is it in the recycle bin?
    "mayfriday" <mayfriday@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C22C6A71-87C9-4D4E-9C6A-F80BE6601A5A@microsoft.com...
    > Using win xp and we accidently moved the internet explorer icon that is on
    > the task bar (quick launch) and how do we get it back to the task bar? We
    > tried to create a short cut of the IE8 and drag into the task bar area but
    > it
    > would not allow us to drag into the task bar. Thanks for your help.
     
  3. spamlet

    spamlet Flightless Bird

    "mayfriday" <mayfriday@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C22C6A71-87C9-4D4E-9C6A-F80BE6601A5A@microsoft.com...
    > Using win xp and we accidently moved the internet explorer icon that is on
    > the task bar (quick launch) and how do we get it back to the task bar? We
    > tried to create a short cut of the IE8 and drag into the task bar area but
    > it
    > would not allow us to drag into the task bar. Thanks for your help.


    It should drag to the task bar, but you have to put it on the desktop first.
    Then dragging from the desktop to the task bar creates a link; then you
    delete the spare you now have on the desktop if you wish.

    S
     
  4. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    mayfriday wrote:
    > Using Win XP and we accidentally moved the Internet Explorer icon that is on
    > the task bar (quick launch). How do we get it back to the task bar? We
    > tried to create a shortcut of IE8 and drag into the task bar area, but it
    > would not allow us to drag into the task bar. Thanks for your help.


    Dragging to the QL area should work, but dragging to the Taskbar won't.

    Ctrl/Z might get it back, if too many actions weren't taken since you
    removed it.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  5. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On Apr 20, 6:17 pm, mayfriday <mayfri...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > Using win xp and we accidently moved the internet explorer icon that is on
    > the task bar (quick launch) and how do we get it back to the task bar? We
    > tried to create a short cut of the IE8 and drag into the task bar area but it
    > would not allow us to drag into the task bar. Thanks for your help.


    Create the shortcut on the Desktop.

    Name it "Launch Internet Explorer Browser"

    Right-click the TaskBar

    Uncheck "Lock the TaskBar"

    Drag the "shortcut" onto the TaskBar

    (Icon should now be moved.)

    Right-click the TaskBar

    Check "on" "Lock the TaskBar"
     
  6. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On Apr 20, 6:17 pm, mayfriday <mayfri...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > Using win xp and we accidently moved the internet explorer icon that is on
    > the task bar (quick launch) and how do we get it back to the task bar? We
    > tried to create a short cut of the IE8 and drag into the task bar area but it
    > would not allow us to drag into the task bar. Thanks for your help.


    Right click on the TaskBar

    Uncheck "Lock the TaskBar"

    Create the IE 8 shortcut on the Desktop

    Drag it to the TaskBar

    Right click on the TaskBar

    Check on "Lock the TaskBar"


    and the icon shold be "back."
     
  7. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:17:02 -0700, mayfriday
    <mayfriday@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > Using win xp and we accidently moved the internet explorer icon that is on
    > the task bar (quick launch)



    Please note that the Quick Launch Bar is *not* the Task Bar. It is not
    even *part* of the Task Bar.

    The Quick Launch Bar is a separate tool bar. By default it resides
    *on* the Task Bar, but it doesn't have to. You can drag it off the
    Task Bar and dock it on another side of the screen/


    > and how do we get it back to the task bar?



    You can not put it on the Task Bar. If you are trying to, that's what
    the problem is.

    If you are trying to put it on the Quick Launch Bar, the problem is
    very likely that the Task Bar (and whatever is on it) is locked.
    Right-click a blank part of it and uncheck "Lock the Task Bar."



    We
    > tried to create a short cut of the IE8 and drag into the task bar area but it
    > would not allow us to drag into the task bar. Thanks for your help.


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  8. PaulM

    PaulM Flightless Bird

    Go and download this script, AddIEIcon . This script will add the IE icon
    back to the desktop, then you can drag it to the Quick Launch bar.

    Download the script here:

    http://www.paulsxp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14


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    "mayfriday" <mayfriday@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C22C6A71-87C9-4D4E-9C6A-F80BE6601A5A@microsoft.com...
    > Using win xp and we accidently moved the internet explorer icon that is on
    > the task bar (quick launch) and how do we get it back to the task bar? We
    > tried to create a short cut of the IE8 and drag into the task bar area but
    > it
    > would not allow us to drag into the task bar. Thanks for your help.
     

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