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Moving toolbars in the taskbar

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Moving toolbars in the taskbar


    I've created a new toolbar by right clicking the taskbar > toolbars > new toolbar and selecting the folder I want. I now want to move this folder to the otherside of the taskbar, but after deselecting "Lock the taskbar" all I can do is 'stretch' the tool (it starts to show more of the folders contained within it as it gets bigger).

    Is there any way to just move it, or is it stuck where it is?

    You can see what I mean in this picture, I want to move the "Documents" tool to be next to the windows button on the left hand side. Both clicking on the grip or the actual tool only allow me to stretch it, not move it.
    Click image for larger version

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Last edited by kinhew; 24 Nov 2014 at 16:36. Reason: Forgot to put in picture

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kinhew, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You should be able to use step 8 in the tutorial below to drag the toolbar to the left side.

    Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks a lot, thats really helpfull. Can I just ask is it possible to rename the tool, without actually renaming the folder?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    I'm afraid not. The toolbar will use the same name as the folder.
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