Quick Launch disappears


D

Dex

Have Quick Launch enabled on Win 7 Home premium as I like it over the
pin-to taskbar.

Every now and again during a shut down/reboot, could be twice in one day
or once a fortnight, it will disappear. Will go to taskbar properties
and it is missing from the toolbar tab. I then have to open a new
toolbar and select the Quick Launch folder and arrange the icons all
over again... rather annoying.

Is there a registry setting I can save to a .reg file that will enable
Quick Launch and preferred icon arrangement for the next time it happens?
 
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housetrained

"Dex" wrote in message
Have Quick Launch enabled on Win 7 Home premium as I like it over the
pin-to taskbar.

Every now and again during a shut down/reboot, could be twice in one day
or once a fortnight, it will disappear. Will go to taskbar properties
and it is missing from the toolbar tab. I then have to open a new
toolbar and select the Quick Launch folder and arrange the icons all
over again... rather annoying.

Is there a registry setting I can save to a .reg file that will enable
Quick Launch and preferred icon arrangement for the next time it happens?

duh - what's the difference between QL and "pin to"?

-- "Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on
people." - W.C. Fields
 
D

Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Dex said:
Have Quick Launch enabled on Win 7 Home premium as I like it over the
pin-to taskbar.

Every now and again during a shut down/reboot, could be twice in one
day or once a fortnight, it will disappear. Will go to taskbar
properties and it is missing from the toolbar tab. I then have to
open a new toolbar and select the Quick Launch folder and arrange the
icons all over again... rather annoying.

Is there a registry setting I can save to a .reg file that will
enable Quick Launch and preferred icon arrangement for the next time
it happens?
I have never used Quick Launch. Instead, I create my own custom toolbar.
All you have to do is create an empty folder then select it with the
"Toolbars>New toolbar..." option. Any shortcuts entered in the folder
will show up in the toolbar, and can be arranged in any order. Special
icons can be assigned, if desired. My custom toolbar uses the "d:\toolbar"
folder. This has the advantage of removing it from the "Users" tree.
 
D

Dex

in message
Have Quick Launch enabled on Win 7 Home premium as I like it over the
pin-to taskbar.

Every now and again during a shut down/reboot, could be twice in one day
or once a fortnight, it will disappear. Will go to taskbar properties
and it is missing from the toolbar tab. I then have to open a new
toolbar and select the Quick Launch folder and arrange the icons all
over again... rather annoying.

Is there a registry setting I can save to a .reg file that will enable
Quick Launch and preferred icon arrangement for the next time it happens?

duh - what's the difference between QL and "pin to"?
For a start, not all programs will pin to the taskbar. Plus Quick Launch
looks tidier to me, probably from using it since 2001.
 
D

Dex

I have never used Quick Launch. Instead, I create my own custom toolbar.
All you have to do is create an empty folder then select it with the
"Toolbars>New toolbar..." option. Any shortcuts entered in the folder
will show up in the toolbar, and can be arranged in any order. Special
icons can be assigned, if desired. My custom toolbar uses the "d:\toolbar"
folder. This has the advantage of removing it from the "Users" tree.
Worth a try, but if it is a taskbar setting being altered it might still
do it.

Time will tell.

Thanks.
 
H

housetrained

"Dex" wrote in message
in message
Have Quick Launch enabled on Win 7 Home premium as I like it over the
pin-to taskbar.

Every now and again during a shut down/reboot, could be twice in one day
or once a fortnight, it will disappear. Will go to taskbar properties
and it is missing from the toolbar tab. I then have to open a new
toolbar and select the Quick Launch folder and arrange the icons all
over again... rather annoying.

Is there a registry setting I can save to a .reg file that will enable
Quick Launch and preferred icon arrangement for the next time it happens?

duh - what's the difference between QL and "pin to"?
For a start, not all programs will pin to the taskbar. Plus Quick Launch
looks tidier to me, probably from using it since 2001.

what progs won't pin to the TB?
house
 
D

Dave \Crash\ Dummy

housetrained said:
"Dex" wrote in message On

For a start, not all programs will pin to the taskbar. Plus Quick
Launch looks tidier to me, probably from using it since 2001.

what progs won't pin to the TB?
It depends on what you call "programs." Any true executable (.exe) can
be pinned, but scripts, batch files, and data files (like .txt) cannot.
They all require a hosting executable. But there is a way to work around
this to pin specific non-executables. You have to create a shortcut to
the appropriate host executable with the target file in the command line.
For example, to pin "d:\mylist.txt" to the taskbar, create a shortcut to

%windir%\system32\notepad.exe d:\mylist.txt

or to pin a VBS script, create a shortcut to

%windir%\system32\wscript.exe d:\myscript.vbs

Either shortcut can be named anything you want, given any icon you
choose, and pinned to the Taskbar or Start menu.
 
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Thip

Dex said:
Have Quick Launch enabled on Win 7 Home premium as I like it over the
pin-to taskbar.

Every now and again during a shut down/reboot, could be twice in one day
or once a fortnight, it will disappear. Will go to taskbar properties
and it is missing from the toolbar tab. I then have to open a new
toolbar and select the Quick Launch folder and arrange the icons all
over again... rather annoying.

Is there a registry setting I can save to a .reg file that will enable
Quick Launch and preferred icon arrangement for the next time it happens?
Total shot in the dark here, but is the Taskbar locked? If not, try that.
 
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Peter Foldes

Right Click in the Taskbar where your clock is and select Properties. Is Show Quick
Launch checked or unchecked in there

JS
 
D

Dex

Right Click in the Taskbar where your clock is and select Properties. Is
Show Quick Launch checked or unchecked in there
It is when it shows, when it disappears there is no Quick Launch to check.
 
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Dex

Right click on continuum40.exe and select "Create shortcut." Then right
click on the shortcut and pin it to the taskbar.
Aye. But I don't like the pin to icons, I prefer QL.
 

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