How to lock Quick Launch? (Prevent changes)


J

Joe User

This question relates to Win XP SP3.

Is there any way to lock the Quick Launch area of the taskbar so that it
cannot be changed except by very purposeful means?

When my mother should click on a Quick Launch icon, she has the bad habit of
continuing to hold down the mouse button, resulting in dragging the icon off
the Quick Launch area and creating a shortcut on the Desktop.

There is no way to train her. She is elderly. She is mostly computer
illiterate. The difference between click-and-release v. click-and-hold
continues to elude her.

I had always mistakenly thought that Lock Taskbar guarded against this. I
finally RTFM.
 
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E

Elmo

Joe said:
This question relates to Win XP SP3.

Is there any way to lock the Quick Launch area of the taskbar so that it
cannot be changed except by very purposeful means?

When my mother should click on a Quick Launch icon, she has the bad
habit of continuing to hold down the mouse button, resulting in dragging
the icon off the Quick Launch area and creating a shortcut on the Desktop.

There is no way to train her. She is elderly. She is mostly computer
illiterate. The difference between click-and-release v. click-and-hold
continues to elude her.

I had always mistakenly thought that Lock Taskbar guarded against this.
I finally RTFM.

Ctrl/Z will undo the moved/deleted/copied shortcut.. sometimes much
later than when it was moved.
 

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