DOWNLOAD: Best tool to repair Windows problems & optimize system performance | Best driver update software for your PC
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Windows 7 ‘System Launcher’

  1. #1
    iMav's Avatar
    iMav is offline Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default Windows 7 ‘System Launcher’

    One of the biggest criticisms of Windows 7, especially from myself, has been the inability to pin icons like the control panel, computer and recycle bin to the new taskbar. This meant that Windows 7 was a nasty half-way house between what Microsoft want Windows to become long-term and the old Windows XP way of doing things.

    Last week HappyAndyK came to the rescue on the WinVistaClub forum with instructions on how to add the quick launch toolbar back into Windows 7. Onto this you can drag and drop all the remaining icons from the desktop and Start Menu (recycle bin, games, control panel, devices and printers, computer) and I also added search and libraries links.

    It all looked a bit messy though with system icons mixed in the same dock with search and organise icons. I was wondering if it was possible to split the quick launch area. I was delighted to discover this is actually quite simple to do. The results can be seen ...
    Check out The Long Climb Windows 7 ‘System Launcher’, life without the Start Menu

  2. #2
    HappyAndyK's Avatar
    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008


    Hey, thanks for the heads up

  3. #3
    nik_s is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    Default You can pin Control Panel etc.

    It's actually pretty simple...

    1. Create a shortcut to Control Panel etc
    2. Pin the shortcut
    3. There is no step 3 ;-)

  4. #4
    Pankaj's Avatar
    Pankaj is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008


    looks coool. saw this tip on Winsupersite blog also today. will try it out. thank you.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22