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Taskbar Toolbar

  1. #1


    Posts : 50
    Windows 8

    Taskbar Toolbar


    If my lingo is right, this question concerns the toolbar on the Taskbar. Right-click on the Taskbar, Toolbars, New
    Toolbar. At that point, I get
    "C:\Users\Barak\Documents\Programs\Programs refers to a location that is unavailable . . . "
    Explorer also opens to Libraries>Documents>Programs>Programs which notes "This folder is unavailable."
    How do I create a new toolbar?

    And a bonus - too petty for its own post . . .
    In all previous versions of Windows the Close\Restore\Minimize buttons (top right) were in identical positions. I could leave my mouse in one position, click ten times, and minimize ten apps. Not in W8. Those icons? are different sizes so some clicks minimize, some restore, and some are to the left of Minimize. Any way to get them all the same size?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Alias View Post
    Explorer also opens to Libraries>Documents>Programs>Programs which notes "This folder is unavailable."
    How do I create a new toolbar?
    In this window, navigate to the folder from which you want to create the toolbar and click Select folder in the dialog. If something prevents you from doing this, provide a screenshot or record your actions with psr (type on the start screen).


    As for the second questions, it's a good idea to start a separate thread and provide visuals to support the text description, as it's not completely clear what's going on.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 50
    Windows 8


    >>navigate to the folder from which you want to create the toolbar
    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm not even somewhat of an expert here. How do I know "the folder from which I want to create the toolbar?"
    BTW, the error states ""C:\Users\Barak\Documents\Programs\Programs" is not available. In Explorer, the folder "C:\Users\Barak\Documents\Programs\" does not exist. I have "C:\Users\Barak\Documents\MY Programs" but not "programs."
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  4. #4


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Alias View Post
    How do I know "the folder from which I want to create the toolbar?"
    Well, you have to ask someone who can read your mind You can pick any folder and see what happens. Here's a suggestion. Copy-paste shell:common programs into the "Folder" field at the bottom of the dialog, press Enter, then click Select folder and see what you get.
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