How to make menu entries draggable from START (sub)menu to Quicklaunch Bar?


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David Welch

On several other Windows XP systems it is possible to drag certain programs from a START (sub)menu
e.g. the COmmand Prompt or Windows Explorer entry to the Quick Start Bar.

Here I found a Windows XP system where I cannot drag any menus.
How can I enable dragging here ?

The target (=Quicklaunch) seems to be not the problem but the drag start
because dragging is not even possible to other programs (like WinExplorer or Desktop).

David
 
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SC Tom

David Welch said:
On several other Windows XP systems it is possible to drag certain
programs from a START (sub)menu
e.g. the COmmand Prompt or Windows Explorer entry to the Quick Start Bar.

Here I found a Windows XP system where I cannot drag any menus.
How can I enable dragging here ?

The target (=Quicklaunch) seems to be not the problem but the drag start
because dragging is not even possible to other programs (like WinExplorer
or Desktop).

David
Right-click on the Start button, pick Properties, Customize. If using the
Classic view, check the box next to 'Enable dragging and dropping.' If using
XP Start Menu, click Advanced, then check the box next to 'Enable dragging
and dropping.'

SC Tom
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

David Welch said:
On several other Windows XP systems it is possible to drag certain
programs from a START (sub)menu
e.g. the COmmand Prompt or Windows Explorer entry to the Quick Start Bar.

Here I found a Windows XP system where I cannot drag any menus.
How can I enable dragging here ?

The target (=Quicklaunch) seems to be not the problem but the drag start
because dragging is not even possible to other programs (like WinExplorer
or Desktop).

David

The Command Prompt is a console process, not a GUI. You can't drag things
from a console process.

The method to drag shortcuts to the QuickLaunch bar was described in detail
in this newsgroup just 24 hours ago under the heading "How to add an icon to
the Quick Launch".
 
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Elmo

David said:
On several other Windows XP systems it is possible to drag certain programs from a START (sub)menu
e.g. the Command Prompt or Windows Explorer entry to the Quick Start Bar.

Here I found a Windows XP system where I cannot drag any menus.
How can I enable dragging here ?

The target (=Quicklaunch) seems to be not the problem but the drag start
because dragging is not even possible to other programs (like WinExplorer or Desktop).

David

Copy/Paste Problems? Click Start, Run, and enter these lines:

regsvr32 ole32.dll (Press Enter key)
regsvr32 /i shell32.dll (Press Enter key)

Also try Kelly's tweak (you'll find instructions at the top of the page).

Line 233 - Enable Drag and Drop
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

- or -

http://aumha.org/downloads/dragndropx.zip
 
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Bob I

First, "help_and_support" is a group for addressing issues you are
having with "Windows XP "Help and Support" features. <Follow up has been
changed to the correct group.>

Go to Taskbar Properties (r-click taskbar), Start Menu, Customize, and
tick the box for "Enable dragging and dropping"
 
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Jose

On several other Windows XP systems it is possible to drag certain programs from a START (sub)menu
e.g. the COmmand Prompt or Windows Explorer entry to the Quick Start Bar.

Here I found a Windows XP system where I cannot drag any menus.
How can I enable dragging here ?

The target (=Quicklaunch) seems to be not the problem but the drag start
because dragging is not even possible to other programs (like WinExploreror Desktop).

David

Be careful when dragging from other programs - like Windows Explorer
for example. You can drag it right off the menu and drop it in your
Quick Launch area just fine, but then it is then gone from the menu.

Dragging and dropping shortcuts off the desktop is sometimes easier to
comprehend and safer. So if you are not sure, make a desktop
shortcut to your desired program, like Explorer, Command Prompt, etc.
and then drag and drop the new desktop shortcut to the QL area.
Delete the desktop shortcut if you want.

If the Show Desktop is missing from Quick Launch, one easy fix for
that is:

Click Start -> Run and type regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32.dll <enter>.

Wait for a message of completion. You may have to then click to not
show the Quick Launch and enable show Quick Launch to see the change
(or reboot). This will "refresh" it.

All of the Quick Launch icons are really just shortcuts in a folder
here:

C:\Documents and Settings\<your login name here>\Application Data
\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

You can add new shortcuts to that folder, delete, etc. Delete a QL
icon right off the taskbar by right clicking it and Delete.

You can also drag the QL icons around in that area to put the most
used ones up front.
 
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