Remember the quick launch bar in Windows Vista? The one with the Flip-3D, Show desktop, and IE shortcut? You can have it in Windows 7 too; in this guide, you’ll learn how to restore this toolbar.
Note: These guides are written for the public beta of Windows Seven Ultimate (build 7000.) As further builds are released, these guides may be subject to change and will be updated accordingly. If the methods described below do not work, please don’t hesitate to ask our experts in the forums.
Restoring the Quick Launch Toolbar
To enable the quick launch toolbar, do the following:
- Right click the Taskbar and select Toolbars > New Toolbar…
Paste the following into the folder field and click Select Folder:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
- Right click the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the taskbar
- Now adjust the Quick Launch toolbar to your tastes.
TIP: To remove the text, right click the toolbar and uncheck Show Text and Show Title
- To enable large icons, right click the toolbar and select View > Large Icons
You now have your beloved quick launch toolbar back!