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26. Replace Quick Launch Toolbar In Windows 7

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You have probably noticed by now that the Quick launch toolbar has disappeared from the Windows 7 taskbar. This, unfortunately, is by design.

Many users still prefer to see the old faithful quick launch toolbar and for those of you who want to see it back here is how to do it.

  1. Right Click on the taskbar.
  2. From the Drop Down menu, Click Toolbars followed by New Toolbar.
  3. In the folder selection dialog box type the following: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch and then Press Select Folder.
  4. Right Click again on the Taskbar and turn off the lock the taskbar option.
  5. Now Right Click on the divider that appears on the taskbar and make sure that the show text and show title options are Disabled and that small icons is selected in the View option.
  6. You should now end up with something like this:
  7. quick launch
  8.  You can use the divider to drag the toolbar to where you want it prior to re-locking the taskbar.