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Windows 7 - How to pin a shortcut to quick launch

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  • Started 4 years ago by amkeew
  • Latest reply from Appletom
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amkeew
amkeew
Posts: 661

Drag & drop of a desktop shortcut to quick launch is not working in windows 7. Neither does shift + drag & drop nor ctrl + drag & drop.

Any ideas ?

Posted 4 years ago
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jitsejan
jitsejan
Posts: 52

I use a shortcut Folder as a toolbar in my taskbar to have a quick launch, maybe you can try that?

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amkeew
amkeew
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jitsejan - Could you please clarify a bit more ? Thanks.

Posted 4 years ago
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jitsejan
jitsejan
Posts: 52

I'm sorry. I've put a number of shortcuts in a folder, like D:/Shortcuts, and then on the windows taskbar, right mouse button -> Toolbars -> Add Toolbar, then select the Shortcut folder. I've disabled text, so you only see the icons.

I hope this helps =)

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amkeew
amkeew
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Found the solution here. Scroll to item 13.

http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/arc.....crets.aspx

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amkeew
amkeew
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Sorry, too soon. The quick launch bar vanished on restart. Strange.

Posted 4 years ago
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jitsejan
jitsejan
Posts: 52

Does the toolbar solution doesn't work? Or do you really want a Quick Launch instead of a handmade toolbar..?

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amkeew
amkeew
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I wanted a quick launch bar where I can drag and drop shortcuts, files etc. like in XP.

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ruthackermann
Posts: 14

Have you looked under windows 7 on the how -to on this site, on how to pin to quick launch

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amkeew
amkeew
Posts: 661

I will. Thanks, ruthackermann.

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Appletom
Appletom
Posts: 133

amkeew - right click and drag into quick launch works for me on Win 7.

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