Restore the Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 7

One of the first things I noticed when I installed Windows 7 was the missing Quick Launch toolbar, this is mainly because the functionality has now been integrated into the main taskbar but if you desperately need it back you can follow the steps below:

    • Right-click the taskbar and select Toolbars > New Toolbar
    • In the folder selection dialog, enter the following string and click Select Folder:
      %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

The quick launch toolbar has now been setup, to make it look like the old version you can remove the title and text associated with the icons by first unlocking the taskbar and then right-clicking the quick launch toolbar and deselecting ‘Show text’ and ‘Show title’. Whilst the taskbar is unlocked you can also rearrange to put it in your preferred place on the taskbar.

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