shortcuts on taskbar - how to...


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Tim

Hi,

I'm new to XP, and would like to know if there's a way to put shortcuts on
the taskbar. (Not the quicklaunch, nor in the "Start" section, but next to
the start menu.

Also, can I create a shortcut for 'show desktop'? I miss that from '98 and
ME.

Thanks in advance.

Tim
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

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Tim said:
I'm new to XP, and would like to know if there's a way to put
shortcuts on the taskbar. (Not the quicklaunch, nor in the "Start"
section, but next to the start menu.

In XP as well as in older Windows versions, the task bar show
running programs, not shortcuts. Shortcuts are on the Quick
Launch bar, which is normally next to the start menu.

Please clarify what you are asking about.
 
T

Tim

Sorry for the confusion. I guess I want to add shortcut to the quick launch

bar, (next to the start menu)

Also, can I create a shortcut for 'show desktop'?

Thanks

Tim
 
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Doug Knox MS-MVP

See www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities, Restore Show Desktop Icon.

Also, right click a blank area of the taskbar, and deselect Lock Taskbar. Then right click a blank area of the Quick Launch bar and select Open Folder. You can also drag and drop shortcuts to the QL bar.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

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Tim said:
Sorry for the confusion. I guess I want to add shortcut to the quick
launch bar, (next to the start menu)

You can just drag an existing shortcut there.

Also, can I create a shortcut for 'show desktop'?

Create a text file in Notepad as follows:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Save it as Show Desktop.scf then drag it to the Quick launch
bar.

Or just click on this link:

Restore/Add Show Desktop to Quick Launch (Line 61)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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