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Get the Quick Launch Toolbar back in Windows 7

By Debjit on November 28th, 2009 

Getting the Quick Launch Toolbar back on Windows 7 is very easy. As is probably obvious, the concept of having a set of pinned shortcut icons is now integrated directly into the new taskbar, which is actually good and I am liking the feature but many others are not. So, this is how you go about it:

  • Right-click the taskbar, choose Toolbars / New Toolbar
  • In the folder selection dialog, enter the following string and hit OK:
    %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
  • Turn off the “lock the taskbar” setting, and right-click on the divider. Make sure that “Show text” and “Show title” are disabled and the view is set to “small icons”.
  • Use the dividers to rearrange the toolbar ordering to choice, and then lock the taskbar again.



Get the Quick Launch Toolbar back in Windows 7 was originally published on on January 26, 2009 - 10:50 pm (Indian Standard Time)