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Quick Launch - Add to Taskbar in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Marianne,

    Quick Launch is folder that is toolbar on your taskbar on your taskbar that you can add shortcuts of anything to.

    You could add shortcuts into it's folder location in the blue Note box at the top of the tutorial to also have it display in Quick Launch on the taskbar.

    You could also drag and drop items directly into Quick Launch on the taskbar to add them.

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to add Send to -> Quick Launch to make adding items to Quick Launch easier.

    Quick Launch - Add to "Send to" Context Menu in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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  2. #11


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 and 7


    I tried putting it in another folder but the same problem happens; disappears after a few reboots.

    Quick launch disappears Solved - Windows 7 Support Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Feb 2013 at 12:50.
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  3. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello winlinx,

    Did you also try the .reg in my post below at the link your posted to see if that may help? You may need to restart the computer afterwards to apply.

    Quick launch disappears Solved - Windows 7 Support Forums
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  4. #13


    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro


    can I remove the text "Quick Launch" from my task bar, and just have the icons? this text takes up a lot of space...
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  5. #14


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello shmu,

    Yes, you sure can. Step 5 in the tutorial can help show you how to.
    Last edited by Brink; 20 Jun 2013 at 10:18. Reason: addition
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  6. #15


    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro

    got it!


    I should have noticed that step, thanks for your patience!
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  7. #16


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    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries shmu.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 11
    XP pro, Vista Business, Win 7 Pro, Win 8 Pro

    Win8x1 update as of 12/16/13 broke Quicklaunch bar


    The update this weekend made my quick launch bar dissappear. It had been working perfectly for many months. After following the instructions to put it back, it shows icons with text --- NOT the same. I can't see how to switch that back to show ONLY icons like it used to do. The bigger questions is WHY DID YOU MESS WITH IT, Microsoft? Do you really think you're going to decide and dictate how everyone must work?

    Could someone PLEASE tell me how to get it back working normally, i.e. just icons at the left of the taskbar.
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  9. #18


    Posts : 11
    XP pro, Vista Business, Win 7 Pro, Win 8 Pro


    I stumbled onto the right-click settings that let me turn off the text and the captions to get it back normally. I swear that option was not there an hour ago or I kept missing it. Oh well, it's back like I want it. Still am upset that m$ decided to screw it up with an update.
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  10. #19

    Adding quick launch toolbar


    I am using this:

    Quick Launch - Add to Taskbar in Windows 8

    to try and add the quick launch toolbar but right clicking at the bottom does no show toolbars?
    Last edited by Brink; 20 Apr 2014 at 10:51. Reason: Moved to tutorial
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