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    Quick Launch (Xp SP2)

    Is there any way to "structure" the Quick Launch Bar - that is, to group certain icons together on it in a way that isn't goofed up by resizing it?

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    Re: Quick Launch (Xp SP2)

    Not that I know of. You can create subfolders in the Quick Launch folder, and if you make the Quick Launch toolbar so narrow that the subfolders are hidden behind the >> button, they will act as submenus when you click >>. But if you resize the toolbar so that the subfolder buttons are in the main part again, clicking them will just open the folder.

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    Re: Quick Launch (Xp SP2)

    Resizing will always cause problems if your QL toolbar is full. But you can certainly move the icons around manually to group them in categories and they will remain in that order when you change resolution again. I have been using the QL toolbar extensively for many years and have shortcuts to all my favorite tools on it. One thing I have done is use shortcuts to a divider icon to section off my QL in groups. In the image below of 1/2 my QL TB, you can see 3 dividers creating sections for PC/OS, Internet stuff, Applications, PDA.

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    If you choose to use this method, you can use any icon you want for a divider or the one I attached. Unzip and save the attached divider icon file to a permanent location. I keep mine under My DocumentsMy Icons. Then drag shortcuts from there. If you ever change the original file location, all your dividers will revert to the default browser .ico.
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    Re: Quick Launch (Xp SP2)

    Thanks for the advice.

    I use a two or three "row" taskbar, and what I'm trying to get at is a way to keep things collected on one row - but Office tends to fill up the top row completely before starting the next one.

    Hans' reply suggests that I can't really do that. I'll have to go forward with Bill's.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Quick Launch (Xp SP2)

    Now the Office Toolbar is not the same as plain old Quicklaunch - perhaps you should not use the Office one. If nothing else, you should be able to remove those items on the Office toolbar you do not want.
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    Re: Quick Launch (Xp SP2)

    Sorry - I miswrote. I meant that Windows puts the QuickLaunch items in to fill full rows.

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    Re: Quick Launch (Xp SP2)

    You can always create a new toolbar and fill it with as little or as much as you want.
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    Re: Quick Launch (Xp SP2)

    It might be worth taking a look at Freeware Free Launch Bar at DirFile - Utilities > Launchers:

    "Free Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts. But there is one huge difference. Free Launch Bar allows you to combine your shortcuts into groups. This feature looks like popup menus. This vastly improves the management of your shortcuts and save working space on your desktop."

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