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    Toolbars on the taskbar

    Can someone tell me if I can edit the title of a toolbar displayed on my taskbar, please.

    I've added "My Network Places" as a toolbar to my taskbar. The trouble is, it's a bit on the wide side, but I've found no way of editing the title text, having singularly failed to find it in the registry. Windows won't let me shrink the width of it, either.

    My current taskbar is two rows high, and I want to keep it that way as I like the layout of the Quick Launch bar and the standard program tasks. It would be nice if I could have sme toolbars double height, and others not, but I imagine that that would be beyond the abilities of poor old Win2k. So, any chance of shrinking the label?

    The attached image (somewhat telescoped in width, admittedly) shows you what I'm on about.

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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    you can try playing with the "Show Title" and "Show Text" toggle settings by right clicking the TASK bar and enabling, disabling these ...

    That will totally remove the "My Network Places" title, and may give you some more room. The "hover text" when you mouse over the items still appears as it should to guide you if you disable viewing both of the above.

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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    Would a button on the taskbar not be just as easy (and much smaller)?

    How do you capture the image of the taskbar (or anything else on the desktop) to post it?
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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    "Ctrl+PrintScrn" works great also.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    Thanks. Looks like a useful tool. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    Always wondered how you made that button work! <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    "Alt+ PrnScrn" will give you the active window only.
    But on both of these you will have to "Paste" them into some app.

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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    Unfortunately, if you turn off "Show Title", then you get an entire list of the contents of the folder. If it has a lot of files and sub-folders, it ends up taking more real estate than the title did!

    "Show Text" has no effect when showing the title.

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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    If I put a button on the taskbar, then it's just a shortcut. It doesn't have the expanding capability that the folder does if you put it as a toolbar - in other words, I can navigate to any file in there without having to open Explorer (or at least, not opening it more than Windows has already opened it). At least, that's what I believe. Let me know if I'm wrong!

    I use PaintShop Pro to grab images from the screen. It allows you to configure the capture to be the screen, a window, or just some area I specify (which is what I did this time). I then used PSP chop the boring bit out of the middle of the image and make it fit better on the message.

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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    All these "buttons" on the task bar are just folders sitting anywhere on your hard disk.

    I would create a new folder in my own area of the disk called for instance "My Net" and copy into it the shortcuts you want. Then add this folder as a new task bar "button". My Network Places invariably has mare 'places' than you need, since it seems to remember every network destination youve ever been to.

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    Re: Toolbars on the taskbar

    I agree the shortcut isn't a flexible as the toolbar; but it is tidier!
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