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Quick Launch

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rod Munsie, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Rod Munsie

    Rod Munsie Flightless Bird

    In XP, my Quick Launch bar sat on the left side of the taskbar and had an IE
    icon, a Show Desktop icon and Outlook Express icon. This allowed me to open
    as many IE windows as I wanted.
    In Windows 7, I have an IE icon pinned to the taskbar, but when I click on
    it, the program opens in THAT icon, rather than opening a text box
    independently in another part of the taskbar. The IE icon is now "being
    used" and I don't have another one with which to open another IE window.
    I've gone to Taskbar Properties and tried "Never combine", "Combine when
    taskbar is full" and "Always combine, hide labels" options, but don't see
    any difference between them.
    How can I get an IE icon to always be available on the taskbar?
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Rod Munsie" <rodm@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:S3a1n.12198$_H7.11868@newsfe24.iad...
    > In XP, my Quick Launch bar sat on the left side of the taskbar and had
    > an IE icon, a Show Desktop icon and Outlook Express icon. This allowed
    > me to open as many IE windows as I wanted.
    > In Windows 7, I have an IE icon pinned to the taskbar, but when I click
    > on it, the program opens in THAT icon, rather than opening a text box
    > independently in another part of the taskbar. The IE icon is now "being
    > used" and I don't have another one with which to open another IE window.
    > I've gone to Taskbar Properties and tried "Never combine", "Combine when
    > taskbar is full" and "Always combine, hide labels" options, but don't
    > see any difference between them.
    > How can I get an IE icon to always be available on the taskbar?
    >



    I don't use tabs, so YMMV.

    In IE: Tools | Internet Options | Browsing Section. Uncheck: "Reuse
    windows..........".

    I didn't like the Pin to Taskbar idea, do I put the Quick Launch back.

    I Want My Quick Launch Toolbar Back!
    http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  3. Rod Munsie

    Rod Munsie Flightless Bird

    Got it. Worked like a charm. Thank you!!!! I don't like tabs or pinning
    either.

    "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hi3b9p$j0c$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > "Rod Munsie" <rodm@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:S3a1n.12198$_H7.11868@newsfe24.iad...
    >> In XP, my Quick Launch bar sat on the left side of the taskbar and had an
    >> IE icon, a Show Desktop icon and Outlook Express icon. This allowed me to
    >> open as many IE windows as I wanted.
    >> In Windows 7, I have an IE icon pinned to the taskbar, but when I click
    >> on it, the program opens in THAT icon, rather than opening a text box
    >> independently in another part of the taskbar. The IE icon is now "being
    >> used" and I don't have another one with which to open another IE window.
    >> I've gone to Taskbar Properties and tried "Never combine", "Combine when
    >> taskbar is full" and "Always combine, hide labels" options, but don't see
    >> any difference between them.
    >> How can I get an IE icon to always be available on the taskbar?
    >>

    >
    >
    > I don't use tabs, so YMMV.
    >
    > In IE: Tools | Internet Options | Browsing Section. Uncheck: "Reuse
    > windows..........".
    >
    > I didn't like the Pin to Taskbar idea, do I put the Quick Launch back.
    >
    > I Want My Quick Launch Toolbar Back!
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
     
  4. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    You're very welcome.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Rod Munsie" <rodm@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:i0b1n.7042$Ef7.67@newsfe07.iad...
    > Got it. Worked like a charm. Thank you!!!! I don't like tabs or pinning
    > either.
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hi3b9p$j0c$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> "Rod Munsie" <rodm@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:S3a1n.12198$_H7.11868@newsfe24.iad...
    >>> In XP, my Quick Launch bar sat on the left side of the taskbar and had
    >>> an IE icon, a Show Desktop icon and Outlook Express icon. This allowed
    >>> me to open as many IE windows as I wanted.
    >>> In Windows 7, I have an IE icon pinned to the taskbar, but when I
    >>> click on it, the program opens in THAT icon, rather than opening a
    >>> text box independently in another part of the taskbar. The IE icon is
    >>> now "being used" and I don't have another one with which to open
    >>> another IE window.
    >>> I've gone to Taskbar Properties and tried "Never combine", "Combine
    >>> when taskbar is full" and "Always combine, hide labels" options, but
    >>> don't see any difference between them.
    >>> How can I get an IE icon to always be available on the taskbar?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> I don't use tabs, so YMMV.
    >>
    >> In IE: Tools | Internet Options | Browsing Section. Uncheck: "Reuse
    >> windows..........".
    >>
    >> I didn't like the Pin to Taskbar idea, do I put the Quick Launch back.
    >>
    >> I Want My Quick Launch Toolbar Back!
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>

    >
    >
     
  5. Fred

    Fred Flightless Bird

    "Rod Munsie" <rodm@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:S3a1n.12198$_H7.11868@newsfe24.iad...
    > In XP, my Quick Launch bar sat on the left side of the taskbar and had an
    > IE icon, a Show Desktop icon and Outlook Express icon. This allowed me to
    > open as many IE windows as I wanted.
    > In Windows 7, I have an IE icon pinned to the taskbar, but when I click on
    > it, the program opens in THAT icon, rather than opening a text box
    > independently in another part of the taskbar. The IE icon is now "being
    > used" and I don't have another one with which to open another IE window.
    > I've gone to Taskbar Properties and tried "Never combine", "Combine when
    > taskbar is full" and "Always combine, hide labels" options, but don't see
    > any difference between them.
    > How can I get an IE icon to always be available on the taskbar?
    >

    Hold shift button as you click on icon and you can keep opening more IE
    windows from icon on taskbar, then pick and choose between them from
    mini-images.
     
  6. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 1/6/2010 6:53 PM, Bruce Hagen wrote:
    > "Rod Munsie" <rodm@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:S3a1n.12198$_H7.11868@newsfe24.iad...
    >> In XP, my Quick Launch bar sat on the left side of the taskbar and had
    >> an IE icon, a Show Desktop icon and Outlook Express icon. This allowed
    >> me to open as many IE windows as I wanted.
    >> In Windows 7, I have an IE icon pinned to the taskbar, but when I
    >> click on it, the program opens in THAT icon, rather than opening a
    >> text box independently in another part of the taskbar. The IE icon is
    >> now "being used" and I don't have another one with which to open
    >> another IE window.
    >> I've gone to Taskbar Properties and tried "Never combine", "Combine
    >> when taskbar is full" and "Always combine, hide labels" options, but
    >> don't see any difference between them.
    >> How can I get an IE icon to always be available on the taskbar?
    >>

    >
    >
    > I don't use tabs, so YMMV.
    >
    > In IE: Tools | Internet Options | Browsing Section. Uncheck: "Reuse
    > windows..........".
    >
    > I didn't like the Pin to Taskbar idea, do I put the Quick Launch back.
    >
    > I Want My Quick Launch Toolbar Back!
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx


    Thanks for that tip! I didn't like the pin to taskbar either, the icons
    take up too much space IMHO.

    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7

    Timestamp: Friday, January 08, 2010 9:21:24 PM
     
  7. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    Roy Smith wrote:
    > On 1/6/2010 6:53 PM, Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >> "Rod Munsie"<rodm@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:S3a1n.12198$_H7.11868@newsfe24.iad...
    >>> In XP, my Quick Launch bar sat on the left side of the taskbar and had
    >>> an IE icon, a Show Desktop icon and Outlook Express icon. This allowed
    >>> me to open as many IE windows as I wanted.
    >>> In Windows 7, I have an IE icon pinned to the taskbar, but when I
    >>> click on it, the program opens in THAT icon, rather than opening a
    >>> text box independently in another part of the taskbar. The IE icon is
    >>> now "being used" and I don't have another one with which to open
    >>> another IE window.
    >>> I've gone to Taskbar Properties and tried "Never combine", "Combine
    >>> when taskbar is full" and "Always combine, hide labels" options, but
    >>> don't see any difference between them.
    >>> How can I get an IE icon to always be available on the taskbar?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> I don't use tabs, so YMMV.
    >>
    >> In IE: Tools | Internet Options | Browsing Section. Uncheck: "Reuse
    >> windows..........".
    >>
    >> I didn't like the Pin to Taskbar idea, do I put the Quick Launch back.
    >>
    >> I Want My Quick Launch Toolbar Back!
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx

    >
    > Thanks for that tip! I didn't like the pin to taskbar either, the icons
    > take up too much space IMHO.
    >



    Same here. I just go through restoring my quick launch bar on the
    left side next to the (unnamed) Start button. I'm hoping now when
    I turn off my computer, the settings aren't lost. I hate "pin to
    taskbar." What a dumb idea that is -- who at Microsoft thought it
    was a good idea?

    -Al-
     
  8. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    news:eek:j62n.59172$Db2.9482@edtnps83...
    > Roy Smith wrote:
    >> On 1/6/2010 6:53 PM, Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >>> "Rod Munsie"<rodm@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:S3a1n.12198$_H7.11868@newsfe24.iad...
    >>>> In XP, my Quick Launch bar sat on the left side of the taskbar and had
    >>>> an IE icon, a Show Desktop icon and Outlook Express icon. This allowed
    >>>> me to open as many IE windows as I wanted.
    >>>> In Windows 7, I have an IE icon pinned to the taskbar, but when I
    >>>> click on it, the program opens in THAT icon, rather than opening a
    >>>> text box independently in another part of the taskbar. The IE icon is
    >>>> now "being used" and I don't have another one with which to open
    >>>> another IE window.
    >>>> I've gone to Taskbar Properties and tried "Never combine", "Combine
    >>>> when taskbar is full" and "Always combine, hide labels" options, but
    >>>> don't see any difference between them.
    >>>> How can I get an IE icon to always be available on the taskbar?
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I don't use tabs, so YMMV.
    >>>
    >>> In IE: Tools | Internet Options | Browsing Section. Uncheck: "Reuse
    >>> windows..........".
    >>>
    >>> I didn't like the Pin to Taskbar idea, do I put the Quick Launch back.
    >>>
    >>> I Want My Quick Launch Toolbar Back!
    >>> http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx

    >>
    >> Thanks for that tip! I didn't like the pin to taskbar either, the icons
    >> take up too much space IMHO.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Same here. I just go through restoring my quick launch bar on the left
    > side next to the (unnamed) Start button. I'm hoping now when I turn off my
    > computer, the settings aren't lost. I hate "pin to taskbar." What a dumb
    > idea that is -- who at Microsoft thought it was a good idea?


    I haven't a clue... Though the good news is that once you have enabled the
    Quick Launch toolbar again, it does show up when you reboot. Now if I could
    just find a way to hide WLMessenger in the taskbar, I'll be as happy as a
    pig in mud. :)

    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7
     

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