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Quicklaunch Toolbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Norm Cook, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Norm Cook

    Norm Cook Flightless Bird

    I use this toolbar a lot since I don't want a lot of
    icons on the desktop. I have the toolbar sized so that about
    10 icons show in the QL area and about 10 more less frequently
    used hidden behind the >> next to the systray. However, at boot
    up, they seem to be ordered in no particular sequence.

    1. Tried the registry fix at Kelly's Corner (#54 right side). No joy.

    2. Tried unlocking toolbar, ordering as desired then locking toolbar. No
    joy.

    3. Tried TweakUI. Couldn't find anything relevant.

    4. Tried opening the toolbar folder, renaming the icon files with prepended
    000,001,002, etc. This works only slightly, since every day at boot up
    I have to right click the hidden icons, accessed by >>, and select
    order by name.

    I suppose one solution is to only have the 10 most used and delete the
    others
    but there must be a way around this.
     
  2. Alain Dekker

    Alain Dekker Flightless Bird

    I have a way around this which may be of interest:

    * I have 5 icons in the QL, 4 commonly used ones and one which shows a
    folder. In this folder, I put all the other shortcuts I don't use as
    frequently.
    * I click on the first 4 for what I use commonly
    * I click on the 5th (I chose the icon of a tree) which shows the folder
    view
    * In the folder, set the view to "Icons", then also View > Arrange Icons by
    > Align to grid

    * The folder needs to be a separate folder on your disk that is used only
    for this purpose

    Works nicely for me...

    HTH,
    Alain

    "Norm Cook" <normcook@cableone.net> wrote in message
    news:%23J$zFQ3wKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I use this toolbar a lot since I don't want a lot of
    > icons on the desktop. I have the toolbar sized so that about
    > 10 icons show in the QL area and about 10 more less frequently
    > used hidden behind the >> next to the systray. However, at boot
    > up, they seem to be ordered in no particular sequence.
    >
    > 1. Tried the registry fix at Kelly's Corner (#54 right side). No joy.
    >
    > 2. Tried unlocking toolbar, ordering as desired then locking toolbar. No
    > joy.
    >
    > 3. Tried TweakUI. Couldn't find anything relevant.
    >
    > 4. Tried opening the toolbar folder, renaming the icon files with
    > prepended
    > 000,001,002, etc. This works only slightly, since every day at boot up
    > I have to right click the hidden icons, accessed by >>, and select
    > order by name.
    >
    > I suppose one solution is to only have the 10 most used and delete the
    > others
    > but there must be a way around this.
    >
     
  3. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:%23J$zFQ3wKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl,
    Norm Cook <normcook@cableone.net> typed:
    > I use this toolbar a lot since I don't want a lot of
    > icons on the desktop. I have the toolbar sized so that
    > about 10 icons show in the QL area and about 10 more less
    > frequently used hidden behind the >> next to the systray. However, at
    > boot up, they seem to be ordered in no particular sequence.
    >
    > 1. Tried the registry fix at Kelly's Corner (#54 right
    > side). No joy.
    > 2. Tried unlocking toolbar, ordering as desired then
    > locking toolbar. No joy.
    >
    > 3. Tried TweakUI. Couldn't find anything relevant.
    >
    > 4. Tried opening the toolbar folder, renaming the icon
    > files with prepended 000,001,002, etc. This works only
    > slightly, since every day at boot up I have to right
    > click the hidden icons, accessed by >>, and select order
    > by name.
    > I suppose one solution is to only have the 10 most used and
    > delete the others
    > but there must be a way around this.


    Alain's idea seemed reasonable. Another thing you can do is enable the
    Desktop as a menu item on your Taskbar; then you'll be able to see/access
    your entire Desktop contents with single clicks.

    -Right click an open area on your Taskbar
    -Choose Toolbars
    -PUt a tick at Desktop
    -You'll note the Desktop menu is added to the Taskbar now. Click the >> and
    the whole desktop, sorted as you have it sorted visibly, will pop up and
    each item clickable. You can also get directly to your desktop that way when
    you might have the needed desktop items hidden under program windows.
    Once I got used to it I even turned off the display of the icons on the
    desktop since I seldom ever used them. If you're the kind that saves
    downloads to the desktop, it may not be wise to turn off its idon display.
    IT's a ymmv situation.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
    --
    Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
    through personal experience does not become a
    part of the moral tissue.
     
  4. Ken Swenson

    Ken Swenson Flightless Bird

    "Norm Cook" <normcook@cableone.net> wrote in message
    news:%23J$zFQ3wKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > I use this toolbar a lot since I don't want a lot of
    > icons on the desktop. I have the toolbar sized so that about
    > 10 icons show in the QL area and about 10 more less frequently
    > used hidden behind the >> next to the systray. However, at boot
    > up, they seem to be ordered in no particular sequence.
    >
    > 1. Tried the registry fix at Kelly's Corner (#54 right side). No joy.
    >
    > 2. Tried unlocking toolbar, ordering as desired then locking toolbar. No
    > joy.
    >
    > 3. Tried TweakUI. Couldn't find anything relevant.
    >
    > 4. Tried opening the toolbar folder, renaming the icon files with
    > prepended
    > 000,001,002, etc. This works only slightly, since every day at boot up
    > I have to right click the hidden icons, accessed by >>, and select
    > order by name.
    >
    > I suppose one solution is to only have the 10 most used and delete the
    > others
    > but there must be a way around this.
    >

    This is your easy-peasy answer: http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/ Toolbar
    Shuffle
     

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