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  1. #31


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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    good enough for you I guess. We have other users in the office with normal program buttons pinned and no QL tool bar, and I can't stand it.

    Another problem is that I can't have different pinned buttons for two different Windows Explorer locations, such as our file server and our FTP server. With the QL bar I have two separate buttons for each. One click and I'm there. With Explorer pinned it takes at least 2 or 3 clicks to get where I need to go. And as many times as I open Windows Explorer every day, that's a LOT of clicks saved.
    Hi
    maybe this will resolve your problem:

    you need to create a .txt file on the desktop and name it whatever you want
    change the file extension from .txt in .exe
    drag the file on the taskbar to pin the shortcut
    go to windows explorer, navigate to the folder that you want to be linked on the taskbar and copy the path (from the address bar)
    then shift+rightclick on the shortcut (from the taskbar) and choose Properties
    paste the path from the clipboard in Target field and also in Start in field; then press OK
    optional you can choose a custom icon for the shortcut from Properties
    the only disadvantage is that the new explorer window will generate a new instance in the taskbar and when there are open multiple shortcuts the taskbar will be filled soon
    to avoid that you can activate Quick Launch toolbar ( rightclick on a taskbar free space --> select Toolbars | New Toolbar... --> in the new window that appears, in the folder box, fill in with: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch, and press Select folder button ) and then you can create these shortcuts in Quick Launch toolbar in the same way


    and to be on topic:
    I only saw the RTM version on the computer of a friend who works at Microsoft and is SO FLAT!
    I think MS wants to create a smooth transition for our eyes when switching between metro and desktop (in favour of the metro of course). IMO this is not an UI adapted for daily work with a keyboard and a mouse... not for me. It seems MS wants through every graphic detail to grab our hands on the screen but for now I really can't see the way to administrate an SQL database with my fingers

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Aug 2012 at 09:00. Reason: added links for more info

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  2. #32


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Seems like a lot of work to get Win8 to look like Win7. Why not just stick with Win7?

    -Max
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by steffanch View Post
    to avoid that you can activate Quick Launch toolbar ( rightclick on a taskbar free space --> select Toolbars | New Toolbar... --> in the new window that appears, in the folder box, fill in with: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch, and press Select folder button ) and then you can create these shortcuts in Quick Launch toolbar in the same way
    Yeah I already have QL activated on my Win7 machine at work, for those reasons I listed above.
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