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    Hi!!

    Hello, I am not a user of Vista, I pass from Xp to Seven. But, my wife when bought the laptop (Dell Inspiron 1525) It is comming with Vista.

    Now I migrate my machine to Seven and her's laptop too. Now she is asking to a launch bar o dock bar, I think, In vista use at top of scree with links to prefer applications that she use instead of quick lunch, and becouse she can group the links of application as she wants.

    Anyone knows the bar I need? And how I can install it on Windows 7?

    Thanks!


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    If I understand you correct you want to enable Quick launch on windows 7 task bar. Please follow these steps.

    Right-click on an open area of the taskbar, and choose Toolbars \ New Toolbar from the menu. Also unlock the taskbar at this point.

    Paste the following path into the location bar:

    %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    You will notice the Quick Launch toolbar on the taskbar, but it’s all the way over on the right, click on the dotted lines and then drag the toolbar to the left

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    ... or are you looking for a dock or app launcher like maybe Rocket Dock ?

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    or just right click on the application icon and click on pin to taskbar option and that application will be get listed there !!



    to unpin the program, right click on the icon in taskbar and click on unpin this program option.


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    Could be she is looking for "Dell Dock" ?

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    She is looking for what used to be the nice launch bar in Vista and XP when you pushed a folder with shortcuts into the top of the screen. Unfortunately they took that away from Win7 thinking that their taskbar would be a "cure all" - which it is not. The Rocket Dock that Andy has linked is the closest sibling and is very similar in settings and function. I deplore the omission of that Vista/XP facility too.

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    Here is URL to download DELL Dock Application - Drivers and Downloads

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.k View Post
    Here is URL to download DELL Dock Application -
    Thank you, I just noticed I forgot the link...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    whs: Are you referring to this: Create a XP style Toolbar in Windows Vista ?

    Maybe he/she wants this: Restore the old Vista style Quick Launch Bar back in Windows 7. | The Windows Club as already mentioned above ?
    Yes Andy, except you need not unlock the taskbar to make that work.

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