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Lock Windows 7 Quick Launch icons

Q: Lock Windows 7 Quick Launch icons

I am new to Windows 7. In XP and Vista, the QL icons would stay on the left side of the taskbar, while the open programs populated across the taskbar. Is there a way to keep this setup? I do not like the look of the "always combine" option, preferring to see everything open until the taskbar is filled and then have the programs begin to stack/combine. However, with the "combine when full" option, the unopen icons get distributed between open program tabs. Thanks!

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A: Lock Windows 7 Quick Launch icons

This may be of help;

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Regards....Mike Connor

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All of my icons on the quick launch bar are like 256 colors and i have tryed changing the display properties and nothing works, all my other icons on the task bar and start menu are all 32 bit. Please Help ^_^;;

A:Windows 2000 Quick Launch Icons!!

Welcome to TSG!

Have you tried updating your video driver?

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My minimized windows on the Taskbar use to be rectangular while my Quick Launch icons were square. Now they are all square, and there is no way to tell a minimized window from a Quick Launch icon for the same application. Is there a simple way to make minimized windows rectangular rather than square? Thanks.

A:Minimized windows and Quick Launch icons

Hello Groucho,

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help to ID the issue.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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i am using xp pro and i only display 3 icons in the quick launch area of the taskbar. they are a/v, speaker vol, and firewall. these used to show up within seconds of the desktop being displayed. however, the a/v icon pops up right away, on startup, but the speaker and firewall icons wont show up for 2-3 minutes. during this time, the machine s usable (slightly slow). now i use Codestuff Starter v5.6.1.19 to control my startup items and only the 3 previously mentioned are included there. when this first started, i did a restore from when it was good and that didnt help. i am not adverse to a format if necessary. i need your help/advice and tkz in advance, aloha

A:quick launch icons/progs real slow to launch

Download and run the programs in my signature and run the trend micro house call. Let us know what it finds. This sound like it could be a spyware issue.

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The image below shows my current taskbar when I open a window that has a quick-launch icon (e.g. Opera) as you can see it combines the window and the quick-launch icon together however I would like it to create a separate taskbar item rather than doing this. Would this be possible? Are there any programs that fix this? Sorry if this seems like a vague question but it's quite hard to explain when I can't actually show what I want it to look like.

Thanks .

A:Separate quick-launch icons on the taskbar with active windows.

Sounds like you need to right-click the Taskbar, click Properties then on the Taskbar tab make a change in the Taskbar buttons: section.

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Earlier this month I purchased my first Lenovo, an IdeaPad Y700-14. Some icons added to the Quick Launch area of task bar show up as default white folders. (A few, namely CyberGhost and MS Edge show up fine.) If clicked, the white folders change to the correct icon (e.g., Word, Excel) but they revert after boot. I finally called Lenovo support today and, without any troubleshooting, was told that I need to reset my machine to factory defaults. This is the worst, and laziest, support advice I've ever received. You tell a customer who has just spent dozens and dozens of hours setting up a new machine that they need to start over? Without any troubleshooting whatsoever? And with no guarantee that it will work?  I have learned my lesson about Lenovo products and Lenovo support. If I do reset the machine, it will be to return it to Costco after I purchase a different brand of computer. So glad for Costco's outstanding return policies! 

A:WORST SUPPORT - Quick Launch Icons Show as Windows...

What OS are you running?Try rebuilding the Icon Cache.rebuild ICON cache In the past on win 7, the Icons would get messed up after certain program installs.I have rebuilt my icon cache using the above link and it works. 

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I've been trying to get a "computer" shortcut icon to appear in the quick launch menu...

... no dice... any idea how?

I'm not talking about pinning it to the taskbar... I only want it in the quick launch menu.

A:Quick Launch Icons

Hallo Caithness, create a desktop shortcut & drag it into the Quick launch folder, the path is;

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

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Every now and then, for some reason or another, the icons on my XP's quick launch taskbar just go away. I then have to go back into Start Menu and properties and click the box that says "Show Quick Launch". Even then they are all out of order and I have to put then in order again.

A:Quick Launch icons go away

i am not an expert, but the first thing that comes to mind is that a virus no your computer may be causing this to happen,

i think you should make a post in the security forum of the tech guy forums, and ask for help there, make sure your pc is as clean as possible of viruses, and start from there with any other issues about your pc,

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How do I delete selective icons from the lower right quick launch bar? An internet site has put some icons there that I do not want.

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Can someone please direct me to a tutorial that explains how I can add and delete program Names and icons from my start and quick launch menus?

A:Quick Launch Icons.

Here's a good place to start: http://www.theeldergeek.com/start_menu.htmHere's tips for the Start Menu: http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/1353And here's one for Quick Launch: http://windows.about.com/od/customizingwin...quicklaunch.htmGOOGLE is your friend, you can find answers immediately with just a few searches.

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Small annoyance, my taskbar to the left is blank so I unlock it, enable quick launch and I usually have 5 icons there,then I lock the taskbar.On reboot the taskbar is blank again ,quick launch icons gone so I repeat the whole process.To the right of the taskbar is absolutely fine, everything in place clock etc.Even tried services.msc but ssdp was already disabled there,cannot think what else I can do do, I would be grateful if anyone can suggest a remedy for this .

A:Quick launch icons

Check this Data value in the registry. (backup your registry before you make any changes)
Start> Run> type regedit then hit OK.
Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Click on Winlogon folder in the left pane and look for Userinit in the right panel.
The data value for Userinit should be C:\Windows\System32\userinit.exe,
including the comma at the end. If you make a change, close regedit and reboot your computer.

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How do you permanently remove a quick launch icon on a vista. Information says click right button an delete, but this only temporary as it will reappear on restarting . Situation arises when there are too many occupying the limited space. Also some quick launch icons cannot be deleted as both the right and left buttons only open a file eg safely remove hardware icon(USB mass storage device, realtek HD audio manager-i have two similar quick launch icons,old one and the new one after i updated. Kindly reply how. thanks

A:quick launch icons

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried this Disable Quick Launch Bar Permanently And Enable Superbar In Windows 7 | Computer Tips And Tricks, Gadgets, How-To, Life - 2.0 Style

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Is there a way I can put a quick launch icon in everyones taskbar who logs into a w2k computer? The default ones are IE, show desktop, and outlook express. I would like to add a new one for all users and for all new profiles that are created on the computer. Is this possible?

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Hi Guys,

So i had the datarecovery SMART virus on my laptop, i used malwarebytes and some other stuff to remove it....it has now been removed BUTTT my quick launch icons are missing....i tried using a few different programs to "unhide" them..however these did not work and my quick launch folder is empty

how can i get these back?


A:Quick Launch icons missing

Hi, might be as simple as right clicking on the taskbar:-

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New to the forum, so be nice if my description of my problem is confusing.

Here's my problem.

I run IE 7.0. Recently, had a problem with popup pages not working or opening a page in a new tab or new page. Nothing at all. I turned off popup blocker and still had the same problem. So, I decided to delete my IE and reinstall. Well, this didn't solve my problem. Seems like I have several versions of IE on my computer.
Once I did a reinstall, the problem still exists. Uhggggg..... but that's not my major problem.

When I rebooted, I was missing my Quick Launch Buttons that sit next to the start menu.

I did a search on the Internet and a microsoft help file told me to do ==== delete this line in my registry.


No problem, but I don't have a classicshell in my registry. So, what should I do?



A:Missing Quick Launch Icons

Hey! I fixed my problem. On the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties page, I had unchecked the show quicklaunch buttons. I checked it and everything was back to running normally. Show this thread <closed> thanks.

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Quick launch Icons on the taskbar keep disappearing each time I start my PC/OP, and the problem in the option “show quick launch” in the taskbar properties that keeps un-checking it self, in another word the system is not saving the ticked box in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties.

Can you help please.


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After running RegCure ,all of my quick launch icons disappeared. I have tried to recover them thru the normal channels (right click task bar,unlock toolbar,check quick launch,etc.) but computer ignores these commands.Everything else seems to be fine.
I am running Vista Home Premium sp1. I've considered backing up my files and reinstalling OS but that seems a bit drastic. (And I'm not certain if I know enough to do this w/o really messing up.)

A:lost all my quick launch icons

Hi -

Perform a Windows Vista system Restore - use a restore point prior to the reg cure incident.
START | rstrui

Regards. . .



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Windows 7 uses a taskbar that is a bit thicker than XP and Vista's default. As a result, we get this:

Anyone have any idea on how to centre the quick launch icons so they match the taskbar icons? So things look normal?

A:Centering Quick Launch Icons

is "use small icons" checked?

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I uninstalled Copernic Desktop Search on my WinXP Home SP2 system because after updating to the latest version, their tech support couldn't solve why the program's toolbar search box kept reappearing after I deactivated it multiple times.

After the uninstall and reboot, I noticed that my quicklauch icon arrangement reverted to some kind of random order. Even after rearranging them multiple times as I want them and rebooting, they still revert to the random order.

Have a feeling it has something to do with XP user preferences even though I always log on as the same user.

This was not a problem when Copernic was installed. It's as if Copernic's uninstall changed some registry setting.

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Friday night I had quick launch icons. Saturday morning I didn't. I also can't open the START menu and select "pin to start menu" on anything anymore. There are arrows next to certain programs as well (such as Word) that USED TO show recent documents but those don't even open anymore. All that exists there is an arrow with no functionality. What the heck? I am using W7 Ultimate 64. Why would all of my quick launch icons suddenly disappear and I can't drag and drop anything to the bar now? The bar isn't locked and nothing has changed in the system that I know of. Any ideas?



A:Lost all quick launch icons and more...

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if this may be able to help fix this for you.

Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu Missing from Context Menu Fix

Hope this helps,

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Greetings all!

If a user at my work logs onto her Windows XP computer after a reboot, her quick launch bar and all the extra icons she created in it disappear. If she right clicks the task bar and chooses properties, the quick launch option is unticked. She ticks it and the quick launch bar comes back but does not have all her extra icons on it. IE she has to recreate them!

After the next reboot, same problem!

I tried logging on as myself to see if it was a profile issue but got the same problem. This pc is on a Domain. I thought it might be a group policy thing but that is not a policy we have at work. I checked gpedit.msc on the local pc but could not find any policy relating to this issue.

I also checked this registry setting:


Checked that the DWORD value NoSaveSettings had a value of 0. It already did.

Does anyone know if there is a group policy settting for this?
Or, does anyone have any ideas?



A:Quick launch bar and icons keep disappearing

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I can't remember how to make all the icons show in the quick launch.

A:How to not hide icons in quick launch?

Right click the taskbar and select "unlock taskbar" then drag the little divider over to the right a bit. Then lock again.

(Lock has a checkmark, unlocked is no check mark).

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I originally posted this problem on the HJT forum, but having been told that I do not have any malware, I have asked for that thread to be closed, and am opening this as a Windows problem.When I right-click on any of the icons on the Quick Launch Toolbar, I get the usual menu:OpenExplorePFrankSearchWinMergeGeosetterScan with AVGSend toCutCopyCreate ShortcutDeleteRenamePropertiesLeft-Clicking on any of these options works as it is supposed to.However, if I right-click on any of the QL Toobar icons a second time, the Taskbar menu appears, preceded byOpen folder (this opens the Quick Launch Toolbar folder)ToolbarsCascade WindowsTile Windows HorizontallyTile Windows VerticallyShow the DesktopTask ManagerLock the TaskbarPropertiesand, crucially, left-clicking on any of the icons has no effect.(Broadly speaking, the same happens with the Desktop toolbar.)http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm - the Taskbar / "Toolbars greyed out or missing" option restores icons' left click function by restarting the Windows Shell, but that is a tedious I am running Windows XP Professional SP3.I also have a problem with Internet Connection Sharing. I use a Vodafone USB Modem to connect to the internet, which uses its own software to connect to the Internet. If I disconnect, when I reconnect, using PhoneConnectorVMC, the ICS is not enabled, and I have to run the Network Setup Wizard to enable ICS again.I'd be grateful for help in unravelling these problems.

A:Quick Launch Toolbar Icons

Hi Big John,

since a few month I also have this annoying toolbar problem. It drives me crazy! Whenever I right click on one of my toolbars (I use 3), it will get inactive, exactly as you described it.
I invested a lot of time searching the Internet, without any success. So if you should solve this problem, please let me know.


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After a reformat of Win XP my Quick Launch icons won't stay how I arrange them after a reboot. I have six icons on view and another eight accessed by clicking the little arrow that displays them vertically, if you know what I mean.

It makes no difference whether the taskbar is locked or unlocked, they do not arrange themselves alphabetically at all but they do revert to the same order each time after a reboot no matter how I arrange them.

I have tried deleting and recreating the Quick Launch folder with no change in results.

Prior to the reformat I had no problem with them at all. No spyware/adware is involved - the problem began straight after the format anyway. Win XP SP1 is completely up to date with security patches, etc.

I have reformatted my computer several times in the past without this problem occurring and the only difference this time is that I used the Microsoft update CD to install most of the patches then the remaining patches were updated online.

Would anybody have any brilliant ideas on how to keep my icons in the place I order them please?

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Hi -

Quick stupid question. Using XP ..... when I drag icons down the the bottom left of the screen (next to the start bar) I can only see three of them before getting the arrow I have to click on to see the others. Is it possible to view them all without having to click on that arrow?

Dumb question I know but my boss likes it that way (enough said).


A:Adding Quick Launch Icons??

Right click the taskbar and select "unlock taskbar" The you will see a little divider appear. Drag that divider to the right a bit.

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Hi All,

My system has been behaving erratically these past few days. I have just installed critical updates for windows vista basic 32bit and at restart, some of my quick launch bars icons were showing blanks. I have tried several system restores without much joy there. Trojan and virus scans have also drawn a blank. Can someone help, before I resort to a total system reinstall?

A:Quick Launch Bar icons not showing

Right click on the taskbar , click on Toolbars and click on New Toolbar:
Now type: %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch and press Enter.
Your quick launch should come up.

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Running Win 2K Pro, which I just got a couple of days ago. When I hover the mouse pointer over an icon in the Quick Launch toolbar, a yellow box appears giving me the name of the associated program. For Outlook 2000, besides telling me the program name it tells me what I can do with it ("Send and receive e-mail; manage your schedule, contacts and tasks . . . ."). Is it possible to edit this feature so it only gives me the program name? Or, as an alternative, can I turn this feature off entirely?

A:Icons in Quick Launch Toolbar

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Hi Guys.
It's the idiot between the chair and the computer again!
I recently uninstalled some seemingly useless programs (which i can't even remember the names of) on my laptop and seem to have lost my quick launch icons. I have tried the obvious like right clicking select properties and clicking on quick launch but it doen't help. I can't find any of the uninstalled files in the bin and my computer doesn't have a restore point going further back from 13/3/09. I am using Vista Black Edition. Help!

A:Disappearing Quick launch icons

So you are saying the quick launch bar is missing?

if so see this, caution some of the tips are for older operating systems, read carefully



Set folder options to see hidden and system folders. Then check to see if
this folder exists:

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Where <user> is your user account name. If it doesn't exist, and I suspect
it doesn't, create it.

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Once upon a time in the distant past (6months or more at my age) I downloaded a utility that made all the subject icons much clearer and easy to see. It just took the fuzzy look out of them and made them sharp and clear. I've searched all I know how to do and found no joy. Anyone know what I'm referring to?


A:Quick Launch and Systray icons

raybro said:

Once upon a time in the distant past (6months or more at my age) I downloaded a utility that made all the subject icons much clearer and easy to see. It just took the fuzzy look out of them and made them sharp and clear. I've searched all I know how to do and found no joy. Anyone know what I'm referring to?

RaybroClick to expand...

While I do not know the identity of this utility....I do use Iconoid but that does not sharpen, have U tried to install "clear type" in XP?

Control Panel>Display>Desktop>properties>effects? In drop down menu: check Clear Type
It kinda works. But maybe only on fonts.

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The icons in the quick-launch bar (or whatever it's called now, since it works differently after all) frequently change image. For the first few days it was all normal, then the WMP and IE(32-bit) icons swapped image, and now the WMP image has turned into my C drive's image (and IE(32-bit)'s back to normal. The 64-bit icon hasn't changed yet, by the way). They still work normally though. How to stop them from switching image?

Interestingly, this also happened on Windows XP (which was 32-bit, not the 64-bit unlike this Windows 7). However, this is a different HD, so it's definitely not a HD issue (well, unless both happen to have the same problem, but what's the chance?).

A:Changing quick-launch icons

What you need to do is clear and rebuild the icon cache.- Download Icon_Cache_Rebuild.zip- Extract the contents to a folder.- Right-click on rebuild_icon_cache.cmd and select Run as administrator.

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My wife has somehow changed the size of the icons in her QLT (Vista OS) and, as a result the toolbar is twice as broad as it was.

I have checked that the toolbar is not locked and then tried to reduce the size of the toolbar with the double arrow tool but without success. I can raise the toolbar to halfway up the screen but it will only reduce back to the current enlarged state.

I had wondered if the enlarged QLT icons are restricting the size of the toolbar or have the icons increased in size because the toolbar is now broader????
Interestingly, the icons and clock in the bottom right remain at their original size.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Solved: Quick launch icons

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Im having problems with my quick launch icons.
When they in 'small mode' they are too small, yet when i but them in 'large mode' they too big. Is there some way I can change something in the registry or a 3rd party program to make them bigger than small but smaller than large?


A:quick launch icons- too small/too big

Hello SimpLe SI,

You can adjust the item Caption Buttons size to a larger size for the icons to be larger. I use 22 for the size. Step 6 in this tutorial will help show you how to.

Advanced Appearance

Hope this helps,

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Hi -- After a hard drive crash in July, my computer got into the habit of disabling my Quick Launch icons.

First, the show desktop icon stopped working, but I found the answer on your site. Today the calculator icon has stopped. I tried searching through the Microsoft Support site, but that was a dizzying task.

Can you help? And is there anything I can do to keep this from happening?

I pray that it doesn't start happening to my other programs.

Thank you, as always.

A:quick launch icons missing

If this is a recurring issue then I call foul play! Run a virus and adware/spyware scan. It may also be that the HDD has become corrupted and cannot properly store and retrieve random pieces of data.

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More precisely, how do you permanently remove the icons from the quick launch bar (right side of taskbar, especially) without removing the host program. When installing programs they often offer a choice of selecting a desktop icon, a quick launch icon, etc., but I have yet to be able to find out how to (permanently) delete the quick launch icons without uninstalling the host program. I certainly have looked throughout the help section(s), but to no avail thus far....I would appreciate some guidance on this. w

A:How do you remove quick launch icons ?

You should be able to simply right click on the item you wish to delete and select delete from the list.

Please let us know if this resolves the issue or if you need further assistance.

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I must have done something to lose my quick launch icons (on the task bar next to the start button).

They are still somewhere in the computer, because when I tried to drag these icons from the desktop, it said that they were already there. I have managed to put them into the Startup, which means that I have to click Startup and then QuickLaunch - but how can I get those icons back onto the task bar, in the space next to the Start button?

Thanks, Rose-Marie

by the way, I do not get notified by email when you reply - am I not registered?

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Hi , I hope this will be a simple problem. I have an older friend with windows XP and I have the same OS. I am trying to find a way to make her quick launch icons larger. I found a thread in here said to right click on a blank spot in quick launch and go to view. First I did that , could not find view. ( I have XP pro don't know if it is different there) then I right clicked went to open folder/ view .. am not sure that is what they meant but nothing there that would let me enlarge the icons, nothing about size. I have hunted high and low in there . Am I missing something ? This is not for me. I can see mine perfectly but this elderly lady can't.. so please someone help. PS She has an lcd monitor so she can't change her resolution . Thank you in advance.

A:how to enlarge quick launch icons..

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I keep 'losing' my quick-launch icons on the left-hand side of the task-bar! The icons first become inoperative, and shortly afterwards vanish altogether. Hovering the mouse pointer over the quick-launch corner does briefly produce the outline of buttons, but nothing further. They do return if I re-boot, but are soon gone again. Any ideas folks?
John B

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A:why are my quick launch icons VERY small? PICTURE

Welcome to Seven forums.
Right Click on the Taskbar, click properties and see if you have Use Small Icons checked.

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How do I make the Quick Launch icons larger?

A:How do I make the Quick Launch icons larger?

Originally Posted by jmig

How do I make the Quick Launch icons larger?


Unlock the Taskbar > Right-Click on quick launch (Empty area) > Select view > Select Large Icons. You are done.

Quick Launch - Icon Size


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i have a problem with my taskbar and quick launch icons in that when i open ie and then try to use my quick launch icons the various buttons for these items do not work. Also if i minimise ie then when i click on the task bar to open it it doesnt work. Also i have found that items on the start menu dont respond when ie page is open
here is my log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 03:13:47, on 09/06/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Sony Ericsson PC Suite\SupServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
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OK. I know that in Windows Vista, you can right click the task bar, click view, and change the quick launch icons from small icons to large icons.

I get that. They are a little bigger now.

However, the large icons are still small. I want them bigger.

Does anyone know a simple tweak or a change of settings that can make the quick launch icons even bigger? Large isn't so large, in my opinion.....

A:How to make quick launch icons EVEN bigger

No quick fix for that other than maybe software

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Hello, I recently "enabled" the quick launch toolbar for windows7. When I hover my cursor over the icons the resulting "box" encasing it does not match with my current theme. I'm using Win7StyleBuilder and I'm trying to change this, but I'm having a hard time finding where it is...

A:Quick Launch Toolbar, Icons and Win7StyleBuilder

First let me say I am not accusing you of anything but this is something I need to do, because I have unknowingly helping people with illegal copies of Windows Style Builder.
If you have a genuinely legal copy register here VistaStyleBuilder - Index then send me a private message (PM) there I am Bongo there also then I can come back here and help you.
Like I said I'm not accusing you of anything I am doing this now with anybody that asked me about Windows style builder.
I hope you understand.

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a minor question perhaps. I drag program icons to quick launch taskbar and they are the usual icon only smaller. the big blue W for word though turns into some nondescript thing. anyway to get the big blue W?

also I dragged some folders like documents, etc and they all look the same (little tiny folders). anyway to visually differentiate them> I know one can mouse over and see what they are, but perhaps there is a way to use text?

sure is nice to have a completely icon free desktop now :-)


A:Change icons on quick launch task bar?

Actually, this is something i know how to do on XP, and have'nt played with it on Vista yet, so gimme one sec...
*Messes with computer for 60 secs*

Ok got it. If you want to change the icon for a folder, then right click on the shortcut, and select "properties"
Then click on the "shortcut" tab. Click on the "change icon" button on the bottom, and you have your selection of preloaded windows icons to choose from. If you choose "browse" from the top, you can select another icon image from another location.

To change something like the Word picture, it should be the same.... hang on... *checks*
The button for change icon doesnt work for my Word shortcut, but it might for yours.

Hope this helped you out! Let us know!


P.S. Hope my reply was quick enough for you

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I have a brand new PC with Windows XP Home. I have "users" set up for each family member, but I've noticed from time to time when switching users that the quick-launch icons will all be changed. For example, the icon for Windows Media player, when moused over, will actually be the shortcut to Internet Explorer, etc. Seems that if I log off, then back on they will all straighten out. Any ideas?

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I created a quick launch bar for the taskbar. My taskbar is two rows high. When the icons reach the border it's supposed to wrap to the next row below it but it doesn't do this even though there is clearly enough room. I have to make my taskbar three rows high in order for it to wrap. Here are some pics to show you:

Maybe it's the space in between the rows of icons that's wasting the room? Is there a way to fix this? Possibly shorten the gap in between. It just looks awkward with that empty row on the bottom. I know if I change to small icons then they will fit on a two row taskbar but small icons are too small for me.

A:Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room

Hello Chillz,

Are you using large icons for the taskbar buttons? If not, then that could be why there's not enough space for the larger icons in Quick Launch to fit in only two taskbar levels.Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons
You could also set Quick Launch to use small icons (step 7 below).Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
Hope this helps,

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Don't know if this is application (Trend Micro) related or Vista related. Have had Trend Micro icon in quick launch since I got my laptop. However, now there is a blank where the icon used to sit. If I mouse over it, the Trend Micro tag/banner still appears. I can even double click the blank spot and it will launch the app.. I've right clicked and played with all the setting pertaining to hide/show, notification, etc.., with no luck. Has anyone seen this before? Any suggestions? Not crucial (app still works), but kinda of annoying with no visual...Thanks!

A:Missing Icons in Quick Launch View

Hello OnePatriot, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if when you go to the hidden Quick Launch C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch system folder, then see if you can change the Trend Micro shortcut's icon to itself a few times to see if the icon will display afterwards.

If not, then you can create a new shortcut from the Trend Micro exe file and move it into the folder above to replace the old one.

Hope this helps,

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