Quicklaunch toolbar not in Windows 7?

Submitted by Jochus on Fri, 23/07/2010 - 09:13 | Posted in: Windows

Everybody knows this toolbar:

... but it seems to be gone in Windows 7?

Well, it's still possible to achieve the toolbar :-)

  • right click on the task bar
  • choose: Toolbars > New toolbar...
  • specify the following location: %SystemDrive%\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
  • choose Quick launch
  • move the right toolbar to the left so it fits the position as in Windows XP
  • right click on the toolbar and disable Show text and Show title


Submitted by CyCo on Fri, 23/07/2010 - 11:43

fancy :)
but why would you still need it?

Submitted by Jochus on Mon, 26/07/2010 - 11:36

To quickly start IE, FF and other common tools you like to fire real quick? :-)

Submitted by Christophe on Mon, 26/07/2010 - 12:05

The standard buttons are not good enough? ;-)
I mean... in the taskbar you've got those buttons already, you even see them in your screenshot :D

Submitted by Jochus on Mon, 26/07/2010 - 15:26

Yes, but when you click twice on it, you don't see "2 windows" of IE for example? :-)

Submitted by Christophe on Mon, 26/07/2010 - 15:34

That's true, but why would anyone want to have 2 windows of the same program open? How often does that happen? :-)
The programs you often want to have open several times (e.g. browsers like IE, Firefox, Chrome, ...) all have features called "tabs", which are quite a lot handier than several windows ;-)

I can't see many other programs you'd want to have open more than once?
At least, I don't see any good reason why I'd want the quick launch bar cluttering up my screen in Windows 7, hehe ;-) But it's of course nice to know for those who'd want it :-)

Submitted by Jochus on Mon, 26/07/2010 - 15:50

Yes, that's also true :-). I guess it's something I was used to it ... It's another way of working

Submitted by Christophe on Mon, 26/07/2010 - 15:57

You're right :-)
And if that's how you like it, who am I to judge that? ;-)

Add new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.


  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • You can caption images (data-caption="Text"), but also videos, blockquotes, and so on.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • You can enable syntax highlighting of source code with the following tags: <code>, <blockcode>, <bash>, <cpp>, <css>, <html5>, <java>, <javascript>, <php>, <sql>, <xml>. The supported tag styles are: <foo>, [foo].
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.