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Quicklaunch Buttons

Q: Quicklaunch Buttons

This should be a pretty simple. I want to use my quicklaunch buttons on this HP Pavilion zv5000 to open my music folder instead of my default music player. Couldn't get it to do it with the browse function, but it had a command line available too. So I just typed in C:\Musick\ and it opens, except it opens in my default web browser... firefox. Not what I want. Any ideas on a command I could put in to get it to open in a regular browser window?

Or conversely I could point it to a .bat file I created, but same question, how would I tell that to open a browser and browse to C:\Musick\ ?


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I have a HP Pavillion dv6700 32 bit running vista currently. I want to upgrade to windows 7, but the compatibility program said that the quick launch buttons wouldnt work properly. I searched around and looked on HP's website to see if there were drivers for the upgrade but I havent found anything.

Would anybody know
1) if my quicklaunch buttons would indeed not work if I installed Windows 7
2) What I need to do to get them to work?
3) Do I need to do it after or before I install Windows 7?


PS I am no computer genius so layman's terms would be appreciated.

A:HP quicklaunch buttons driver question??

I have a HP laptop and when I installed 7 everything worked fine except in device manager I had an unknown device. I worked out that it was the Quicklaunch buttons. I downloaded the latest version and problem solved.

ps...I got the latest drivers from the HP site

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I have an HP dv6401 with vista and I cannot seem to adjust settings for my Quicklaunch (buttons above keyboard that launch quickplay, change tracks, and adjust volume) buttons. I just want to turn the sound off when I press them, or even better - change them. I can see an applicaion in the add/remove list, but cannot locate a program or settings on my computer.

My girlfriend has a special edition version (with white lid) and her buttons don't make any sounds, so I think it is a possibility.

Any help is useful!


A:Quicklaunch buttons beeping sound!

i disabled the beeping/chirping sound it makes.
dont remember exactly how i do remember its in the um bios settings
when you do a start up press the appropiate button
and search the the bios
it'll say something like button sound but you'll see what your looking for definately
in there
hope that helps

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Hello! I am having a problem, and I also have a little keyboard question:

1. When I logon, explorer.exe freezes, and I need to do Ctr-Alt-Del to get Task Manager, end explorer.exe, and start it back up again for it to fully logon! Why is that? (I installed some crapware, idk if it's the culprit because it was some random DJ app that I found)

2. On my Hewlett-Packard G62 340US, there are 5 quick-launch buttons on the keyboard. They are (in order from top to bottom):

a. Email app
b. Media app
c. Default Internet Browser (mine is Opera)
d. Print button
e. Calculator

I erased my HD the second I bought it becuase I didn't want to deal with all the trialware and crud. I borrowed a legal disk of Win. 7 Home Premuim X64 (the system it shipped w/ originally) and you can guess the rest. (I used the code on the bottom of my laptop). So now my laptop doesn't have functions for the top 2 keys. I want to rig the Media button to open the 'Computer' page when I press it. So far I've Google'd to no avail, and the HP key changer thing from the website doesn't do anything!


A:Windows 7 Logon Freeze and QuickLaunch Buttons

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If anyone has acces to the connections/schematics for the M4600 touchpad/button assembly, I'd love to see them! For some reason both the right buttons have stopped working. Tried to disconnect/reconnect  the 14 pin "touchpad cable from the mainboard, but unfortunately this did not do the trick. Need to look a bit deeper - so would love to see the schematics or at least the pinout of the connector(s)... (It's a button - how hard can it be to fix... ;-)
Thanks and best regards,

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Several times now, when I start my computer, everything seems normal. But when I try and click on the start button, a quick launch button or a task bar button - NOTHING HAPPENS. I just get a ping sound from my speakers.
Sometimes a restart fixes the problem and sometimes I have to turn the computer off and then on again to get it to work correctly.

Does anyone know what could be wrong and what I can do to fix it.


A:Start button / Quick launch buttons / Task bar Buttons - Problem

Is everything fully loaded when you are doing this?

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hello Im having an issue with my laptop , two days ago i turned it on and i dont know what did i pressed but a dailouge box appeared with two options ( yes\ no ) and i was in a hurry i think i cilcked on yes or maybe no i dont remmber but  since then my brightness keys f2 and f3 and my volume control keys f6 and f7 and f8 none of them are working i tried every single soultion in the internet now the screen is too bright and i cant control it i wish u could help me asap thank you

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my quick launch has left my windows nt 4.0. what do I do?

I have already right clicked on the taskbar properties with nothing coming up except asking me if I want to always on top, hide, show small icons or show clock.

thanks for your help.


When you right click on the taskbar, you should see, toolbars, put the mouse over it and you should see, quick launch, click quick launch and you should have it back.

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My quicklaunch icons are now much bigger than they should be, this has happened overnight and I dont know what has caused the problem...

I have tried changing the settings, the only option that works is to change the font size in windows. The icons on quicklaunch are then the correct size, but the text along the top of the windows is very small and the maximise/minimise/close buttons are tiny. Also, this setting does not last... having found that solution, I turned on my pc today to find that the settings are back how they were and the quicklaunch icons are once again oversized.

Any ideas??


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Hi everyone. New here (though I had 3 posts on the sevenforums )

I have setup my Windows 8 to skip all the metro crap and basically go to a desktop, where I installed POkki for a start menu which isn't bad, and also made a quicklaunch toolbar again. It's just like 7 now except it boots way faster !

I'm having the problem where whenever I shut down my computer, the next time I log in the quicklaunch has condensed to one icon and a little button that expands it upwards. I have to unlock the taskbar, resize it so it shows my 6 or 7 icons, and then lock the taskbar again.

Now, I don't want to pin everything to the taskbar, because those icons are more spaced out and I don't like how it looks. I wants my quicklaunch

So, can I have my cake and eat it too, does anyone know how to stop that quicklaunch toolbar from shrinking every time?


Hello csand, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check to make sure that you used the same method as in the tutorial below to add Quick Launch on the taskbar.

Quick Launch - Add to Taskbar in Windows 8
Could you post some screenshots of what your Quick Launch looks like before and after shutting down or restarting the computer to see if anything may stand out as a cause?

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Every time I restart my PC, my quicklaunch bar disappears. I have it set up and the taskbar locked, yet it somehow gets closed and resized when I open it. Anyone know what the problem is? Running Windows XP Pro

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after upgrading to windows xp sp2, any shortcuts placed in quicklaunch no
longer function.

please help with a fix.



mine all still work . . maybe try recreating the shortcuts and placing in the Quick Launch area?


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Just booted over to my Win 7 after a couple of days absence and discovered my extra taskbar toolbars had vanished - Quicklaunch and the Address Bar. The latter was immediately replaceable as it appears on the list of available toolbars but I had to recreate Quicklaunch.

What would cause that I wonder?

A:What Would Cause Quicklaunch To Disappear?

Was your Se7en setup shut down suddenly? I've noticed that a lot of thing 'revert' back to default settings after an abnormal shutdown.

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This may have to do with some kind of spyware or something, but every time I start my computer, my quicklaunch icons are gone and I have to 1) enable quicklaunch and 2) unlock toolbar to show all of them. Not to mention that they are not in the order I like.

This happened to me before when my comp was in major spyware oblivion, but now I don't have any problems other than this, and every program I have detects nothing.

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When I finished this install, I deleted the default shortcuts from the quicklaunch area, with the intention of putting my own shortcuts in there.

Well after a reboot, quicklaunch was gone not only from the toolbar, but from the options list for toolbars.

So I rebuilt it per the tutorial, but now I can't drag it all the way to the left.
It effectively only scrunches all the open windows into a one inch area.

A:Quicklaunch won't go all the way to the left

Another method, right click on taskbar, select properties, choose taskbar tab under taskbar buttons select never combine from the drop down list. To manually add desired shortcuts to quick launch right click on shortcut in start menu or all programs and choose Pin to taskbar from context menu

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Hi, I've got a strange problem with my win xp recently. After running my pc for a while, i noticed the the icons in my quicklaunch bar keep disappearing and appearing again, at about 10 seconds interval. When i check my task manager, the cpu usage jumps from normal to 100% and back again. It just keeps going on like this. I also noticed that the entire task bar and desktop icons disappear and appears in the same interval too.

Is it due to explorer.exe keeps on restarting/crashing itself? I closed all my applications when this problem appears but it still persists.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:quicklaunch bar keep restarting

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This isn't a burning issue, however I would like to ask two related questions if I may. The first concerns the terms 'add (icon) to taskbar' and 'add (icon) to quick launch toolbar' do they both achieve the same result ie launch a program, and secondly if I have both 'Bars' with very many entries on each will it effect the overall performance of the laptop, I have 4GB Ram. Thanks.

A:taskbar = quicklaunch.

'add (icon) to taskbar'

add (pin) a single item (program/shortcut) to taskbar

'add (icon) to quick launch toolbar'

add one or more items within a folder and quick launch toolbar will display these items in a menu.

Example: 3 single items and 7 quick launch tool bars

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On my personal computer, I noticed the Quick Launch on the taskbar had "disappeared". When attempting to replace it by right-clicking on the taskbar (to unlock), nothing happened. I am able to right click on the desktop, the start menu...anywhere else but any blank area on the taskbar.
Also - when right-clicking on the desktop, properties and then to "Display", I can no longer change the wallpaper through that method.
(Windows 2000 Professional)
Any helpful suggestions are greatly appreciated.


What application was the Quick Launch icon too?

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I have read numerous threads about how to restore your Quicklaunch toolbar after it disappears and you get the "Cannot create toolbar" error when you try to add it. So far all the answers I've found have only included information on adding the Quick Launch folder to C:\Documents and Settings\"USER"\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\. Well, I have done that and it still doesn't work...I've also tried to create a new toolbar by right-click - toolbars - New toolbar and I get the same "cannot create toolbar" error message. I suspect a registry key is missing or corrupt, can anyone help???

Not sure if this is any use, but here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:14:33 PM, on 6/30/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svch... Read more

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Hi all,
thanks to this forum, i've been looking for something like this....my question is can i get Netscape 8 to keep itself in the icon tray for quicklaunch as version 7.1 did?? i've tried reinstalling but this hasn't given me the option when downloading the version 8.0? there also doesn't seem to be any option to change this in the advanced settings in the options tab?? any ideas are appreciated..


A:Netscape 8 Quicklaunch

Posting in the wrong forum but we can move this thread to the Web & Email forum.

Don't have version 8 but do have version 7. But I never used the quicklaunch because of the memory it uses up.



I did not really find anything for quicklaunch in a search but this here.

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I have a shortcut in my QuickLaunch bar that invokes an Autohotkey script that, among other thing, runs a program using the RUN command. Sometimes there is a long (15 second) delay before the RUN command is executed. If I put a display statement before the RUN, it appears instantly, and then there is the delay before the output of the executed program appears.

The delay occurs regardless of which program is invoked by the RUN command.

If the script is invoked directly, or via any other (i.e. non-QuickLaunch ) shortcut, there is no delay.

If I disable my antivirus (360 Total Security) there is no delay. I never had the problem before I installed this AV.

I've tried including all relevant components (my script, Autohotkey) in the AVs Trusted list, but to no avail. I am not seeing anything in the AV logs that references anything relevant.

The delay may disappear suddenly after the script is invoked several times, and then reappear at some later time.

Other shortcuts in my QL do not exhibit the problem.

So, one would have to point a finger at the AV. But it still would not explain why the problem goes ON and OFF, nor how to fix it.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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If I choose the have the quicklaunch bar displayed...is there a way to do the following
It show a few icons, then the double arrows for the rest...Can I have all icons just stay showing without having the double arrows


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Hi...right click the quick launch area and uncheck "lock the taskbar"..this will allow you to control how many icons are show....when you are done...relock the taskbar

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i'd like to resize the quicklaunch bar so that i can see all of the icons on there and won't eat at the space used by the task bar, but i can't seem to get it to work; i used to have 2 rows of quick launch icons above the task bar but i dont know what happend and i can't get it to that original setting.

also, is it possible to move the quick launch bar around, i.e. on the right side of the screen?

please help.

A:how to resize quicklaunch bar


Right click a blank spot on the taskbar and make sureLock the taskbar is not checked then move the mouse arrow slowlt toward the top edge of the taskbar when it changes to a double arrow left click and hold while you drag the bar up....it should increase in size...then do the same thing with the divider between the quick launch area and the programs section and drag it to the left to make two rows.

left click and hold a blank spot on the taskbar while moving the mouse towards the middle of the right side...all of a sudden the bar will jump to the right

lots of ways to customize the taskbar

have fun


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hi , my quick launch is vanished from task bar although i i clik ontask bar -prop-select quicklaunch it dosent work plz help to solve this. i think its a spyware problem it can be solved by modifying registry but i dono nethin about it plzzzz help me

A:quicklaunch problem

Try this: right-click an empty area on the taskbar - left-click "Toolbars", click on "Quick Launch".

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My quicklaunch bar used to be right next to the start button, followed by the currently running programs.
Now, the start button is followed by the running programs and then followed by the quicklaunch toolbar.
How do I switch it back.

My specs:
Windows 2000 5.00.2195 sp4
Pentium 3, 256megs of ram


A:My quicklaunch toolbar moved to the right

First, make sure the Taskbar isn't "locked" (check Taskbar properties) then drag the QuickLaunch toolbar back to its original position.

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I had been having very slow response using Chrome as my browser, so I decided change browsers.  During the course of  doing this it appears that something went wrong.
When I restarted my computer, I found that any QuickLaunch item that accessed the INTERNET did not work (except for one.). I received an error message that showed the URL associated with the QuickLaunch icon was garbage.  When I checked the "Properties" associated with the icon, it contained the proper URL. 
I did a system Restore from about a week ago, and that did not work.  After the Restore, when I tried a QuickLaunch item, I received a different Error Message :"Unable to find locale (That is the spelling in the Error Message.) data files. Please reinstall."  I attempted to undo the Restore, but received a message that this Restore could not be undone. 
My goal of course is to get the QuickLaunch icons to work correctly.  Any help would be most appreciated.
Thank you,

A:Some QuickLaunch Icons Corrupted

You may have malware given that Chrome was sluggish before the fun began.  Do some scans or confirm what you have already done.
I think I would remove existing icons, remove the Quick Launch altogether and add it back.  Then add new apps and see if they work.  XP seems to have a few hiccups with the Task Bar.

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How do I make the icons in the QuickLaunch area smaller?

A:Need smaller icons in QuickLaunch

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I can't get the Show Desktop Button to come up on my Quick launch toolbar. The toolbar is there and active because I have other icon there, but I cannot get the Show Desktop button to appear.

Running Windows XP Pro SP2

A:Solved: Taskbar QuickLaunch

http://www.theeldergeek.com/restore_show_desktop_icon.htm or http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_showdesktop.htm

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hey guys, so my problem first appeared after i had to manually get rid of a virus
the the thing i deleted to get rid of it was called BRS.EXE after i deleted it everything seemed back to normal and i could go about my basic task's, then i noticed every program i tryed to open came up with an "open with" menu, and i end up surfing through the programs folder trying to find the right .exe
it is VERY annoying, please help.

thanks guys

A:quicklaunch icons asking me what to open with??

go here Fix Windows 7 File Associations with File Association Fixer | The Windows Club and download the "file fixer" zip file, click the right download button (see attached) un zip it and run it, your problems should be fixed..

good luck..

ps you want to run the exe fixer if theres an option...

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I have XP Home. I have lost my quicklaunch toolbar from my desktop, hcw do I get it back?

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Windows XP - Home

Here's my problem: I accidently dragged the "Show Desktop" button in the Quick launch bar out to the desktop. So, I dragged it back. Of course, that just made a shortcut. Then I deleted the "Show Desktop" icon that was left on my desktop. Which wasn't a shortcut. Now the "show desktop" in the Quick launch dosen't work because the actual show desktop thingy dosen't exist anymore. Any ideas how I can get it back?

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Is there an easy way to arrange the icons in the QuickLaunch Toolbar.

It is possible to move icons, but putting them where you want them (next to a specific icon) is not easy. One of the most difficult, is to try and change to 1st icon for one of the others. You cannot easily predict what will happen.

I have a case where I want to place the icon at the bottom, next to an icon from the same prog half-way up the list. (I keep mine on the left hand side of the screen)

I've searched the registry and cannot find an entry there. Not sure where else to look. Any suggestions welcome

A:Ordering QuickLaunch Icons

Does this work?

Open an empty folder.

Drag all the icons off of the Quick Launch bar into the new folder.

Drag the icons back to the Quick Launch in the order that you want.

Lock the taskbar.

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I have just got another computer running XP home. I am not able to drag and drop a shortcut to the quicklaunch bar. And yes I have the bar unlocked and quicklaunch checked. I can't imagine why I don't have this function.

When I drag to the quicklaunch bar I don't see the usual black line on the left of the icon.

I can drag and drop on the desktop all day. Any suggestion as to what the problem might be? I have never had this problem in eight years I have had a computer.

A:Drag and drop to the quicklaunch bar

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I powered down computer for 3 hrs. Powered back up and it ran checkdisk. Found some errors and corrected.... now when finishes booting up... there is NO QuickLaunch toolbar and when I try to "open" the QuickLaunch I get a little window that says

"unable to create toolbar"

period... thats all it says...

anyone have any ideas.... I have already checkd Registry "the userinit" key... It has correct info....


A:Windows QuickLaunch gone and cant create

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I have tried everything I can think of...desktop shortcuts won't open regardless of left or right click, quicklaunch from start menu won't open regardless of left or right click, the files immediately above start. Right clicking from the long list of 'all programs' of course gives me the option to open. Cannot boot into safe mode normally without going through msconfig, cannot access permissions regardless. Its a one user hp ze4200 laptop, not mine. I have cleaned out with adaware, spybot, avg, trend micro, ezclean, have went through every startup option in msconfig. Permissions also won't open under command prompt. Its running xp2 all up to date with the exception of ie7 which will not install. I installed mozilla yesterday, today I can't find it. Once I get into the control panel, everything works okay clicking left or right except administrative options. Once I get in any program or internet explorer everything works left or right click. have deleted the icon cache....any suggestions??? it is a business laptop of a friend and if at all possible i am trying to avoid a clean install. so far i have not been able to install tweakui or HJT...have to go to work now so will continue working on it later tonite. ANY help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Shortcuts/Quicklaunch Do Not Work

Welcome to TSF....

Do you have the recovery/restore disk set for the computer?

If you do follow the below atricle:

System File Checker SFC


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Hello, this is my first time using this forum so forgive me for any mistakes that i might make. I have included below a copy of my Hijack This log. My quicklaunch toolbar keeps disappearing occasionally on rebooting. I have searched other forums and found none of the solutions working. I was wondering if you could check the Hijack this log and see what i need to remove if any.. The programs installed on my Windows XP SP2 system are:Kaspersky Antivirus 6.0AVG antispywareWindows washerMS Office 2003Mercury TV card applicationWinampDivX, Quicktime and Real codecsMozilla FirefoxInternet Explorer 7UTorrentLimewireGunz (Online Game)Windows Live MessengerAIM 6.0Alcohol 120%Nero 7 UltraWinrarEPrompter (email notification service)I have run a scan of both Kaspersky antivirus and AVG antispyware. Both come up clean. Wondering if you can help.. Here is the hijack this log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:52:48 PM, on 4/30/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:Computer Slows Down And Quicklaunch Disappears

Hello and welcome to BC. Sorry for the delayed response. If you are still having problems and not receiving help elsewhere, please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to assist you

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The O/S is StarterPack - that MAY be of relevance. I've 'restored' the QuickLaunch bar, but see no icons for any of the items in that bar.

A:icons invisible in Win7 QuickLaunch

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Hi, I'm already trying to show history in my quick-launch but I still can't find how to do it.

For example :

In quick-launch there is a Photoshop shortcut, when I using right click it will show the recent files. Right ?

But my problem is in My KMPlayer, no matter what I do, the recent files would not showing, even in start menu it don't show the recent files. The recent files only show in KMPlayer itself. It just happened 3 days ago ( before that, it's work fine ), the recent files is suddenly disappear and never show anymore.

Anybody know how to show it again ? I'm already tried to uninstall and installed it, but still the same.

Thanks before.

A:Show Recent Files on Quicklaunch

Hi gyverd,

There are several different solutions in this thread, please have a look and let me know if any of them work for you. Good luck!


Windows Outreach Team

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Can the QuickLaunch icons be resized?

If so, how?

A:Solved: How can I resize quicklaunch icons?

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My trusty XP SP3 system, fully patched, has started showing a curious problem.

After a restart, the Quicklaunch Toolbar icons all change to random icons.
If I go to the toolbar properties, uncheck "show icons", apply, then rechceck "show icons" they all reappear with the correct icons but in a random order from what I had when I went to Restart.

I have the toolbar locked.

I can now resort the dozen or so icons to their proper places.

The desktop icons don't have this problem, not do any shortcuts under the Start menu.

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The O/S is StarterPack - that MAY be of relevance. I've 'restored' the QuickLaunch bar, but see no icons for any of the items in that bar.

A:icons invisible in Win7 QuickLaunch

Right click task bar, select Toolbars > New Toolbar > %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch > Select folder.
Quick launch should appear with visible icons.

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Hi, i have a problem with xp home. Every time i reboot, the quick launch bar disappears and i have to reload it.
Whats going on?!

i have the sp2 if that helps, but this problem started in the last few days.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. i already did a search..and none of the fixes on the forum have helped.

A:quicklaunch disappears after every reboot (WXP-Home)

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I seem to have accidentally caused all the quicklaunch icons to vanish - including the 'Show Desktop' icon. Attempting to drag new program icons to the Taskbar now wont work! Right-clicking the Taskbar, the Properties window has a tick in 'Show Quick Launch'.Any ideas folks? I will be grateful
John B

A:WinXP-Taskbar QuickLaunch icons

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My PC was infected with an adware (malware?) virus and I got it cleaned with Norton Internet Security. However, my documents were all set to "hidden" and all my program shortcuts were missing. I have managed to switch on my documents, but there are a lot of shortcuts missing, such as many of the Start Menu programs. For instance, under Microsoft I see only "Office Tools" and not the normal Office suite shortcuts.
My Quicklaunch icons are also missing.
How can I fix this please?

A:Shortcuts and QuickLaunch missing after virus

I had this exact same problem earlier today. After much googling I found the answer here at BC. I'll quote the post below that solved my problem.OK. Did you try...Download and run UnHide

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How do I get it back?

A:desktop quicklaunch icon missing

How do I get it back?Drag and drop the icon you want back into quick launch?If you lost quick launchRight Click on the start barPropertiesSelect the Taskbar Tab.Check Show Quick Launchand click Ok.

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If I close and (re)start my PC Quicklaunch does not show on the taskbar. I have to use Teskbar and Start Menu.

A:Solved: Quicklaunch not appearing on reboot

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