Need to clean Quick Launch Toolbar


S

sherwindu

Somewhat beyond my control, I have found that there are too many icons
in the
Quick Launch toolbar. That is the one on the bottom of the Windows 2000
display
alongside the 'Start' button. I don't want to remove either the
programs they reference, or their main shortcut icons on the desktop
proper. Some of these icons
I want to retain, so I don't want to totally eliminate them. I have
scoured the help
pages finding no good answers.

Sherwin D.
 
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Dave Patrick

Right-click and delete the ones you don't want.

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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| Somewhat beyond my control, I have found that there are too many icons
| in the
| Quick Launch toolbar. That is the one on the bottom of the Windows 2000
| display
| alongside the 'Start' button. I don't want to remove either the
| programs they reference, or their main shortcut icons on the desktop
| proper. Some of these icons
| I want to retain, so I don't want to totally eliminate them. I have
| scoured the help
| pages finding no good answers.
|
| Sherwin D.
|
 
J

Jerold Schulman

Somewhat beyond my control, I have found that there are too many icons
in the
Quick Launch toolbar. That is the one on the bottom of the Windows 2000
display
alongside the 'Start' button. I don't want to remove either the
programs they reference, or their main shortcut icons on the desktop
proper. Some of these icons
I want to retain, so I don't want to totally eliminate them. I have
scoured the help
pages finding no good answers.

Sherwin D.

See tip 2877 » Where are the Quick Launch shortcuts located? 27-Sep-00
in the 'Tips & Tricks' at http://www.jsifaq.com

Jerold Schulman
Windows Server MVP
JSI, Inc.
http://www.jsiinc.com
http://www.jsifaq.com
 
D

Dave Patrick

Look for these (system tray) here.

Natively you can; Start\Settings\Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Computer
Management(Local)\System Information\Software Environment\Startup
Programs|View|Advanced, then in the "Location" column, you'll find the path
to the "Startup" location either in the "Startup" directories or from the
registry's "Run" keys. (note that this window is read-only so you must
manually navigate to the location below to edit or otherwise delete)

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

You can delete the shortcuts that you no longer want to run.


HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

You can delete the string value for the program you no longer want to run.

or copy msconfig from Windows XP to the "windows" directory
or AutoRuns from sysinternals
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html


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Dave Patrick

Yes this is the quick launch. You can right-click on them and choose delete.
This only deletes the shortcut from the quick launch bar.

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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S

sherwindu

Dave said:
or copy msconfig from Windows XP to the "windows" directory
or AutoRuns from sysinternals
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html

This was by far the easiest choice to copy msconfig from Windows XP.
It is all explained on how to do this for Windows 2000 at the following:

http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/m/msconfig_w2k.htm

I can't imagine why it is not part of the Windows 2000 operating system.
Microsoft must have realized the deficiency when they added it to XP.
Windows should actually have the msconfig interface as an integral part of
the
system, and not a runnable program from the DOS window. Maybe
its like that in XP, but should have been that way in 2000. Thanks for
all the help.

Sherwin D.
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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect
 
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Dave Patrick

You're welcome.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
| This was by far the easiest choice to copy msconfig from Windows XP.
| It is all explained on how to do this for Windows 2000 at the following:
|
| http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/m/msconfig_w2k.htm
|
| I can't imagine why it is not part of the Windows 2000 operating system.
| Microsoft must have realized the deficiency when they added it to XP.
| Windows should actually have the msconfig interface as an integral part
of
| the
| system, and not a runnable program from the DOS window. Maybe
| its like that in XP, but should have been that way in 2000. Thanks for
| all the help.
|
| Sherwin D.
 

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