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    Do items pinned to Taskbar take up space?

    I know that having too many desktop shortcuts can take up memory, but I wonder if items that I "Pin to Taskbar" also use up memory? I love this Windows 7 feature and have about 13 programs pinned to the taskbar. Should I try to have as few as possible in the taskbar? I use the Quick Launch feature in Word to quickly locate recent Word docs and also like this feature. ec

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    I do not believe the apps pinned are taking any memory until such time as you start them running. Unless a thumbnail pops up when you hover your cursor over the icon, then it is not running.
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    I have apps pinned to my task bar and I also have the old "quick launch" toolbar enabled. I usually add an app to the task bar if it can take advantage of the jump lists. If I can't make use of a jump list for a particular app then it goes into the quick launch toolbar.

    I use the Quick Launch feature in Word to quickly locate recent Word docs
    I think you mean jump lists (not Quick Launch). And I agree, this is one of my favorite features. I must have a dozen documents permanently pinned to the jump list.

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    Thank you

    cafed00d: Sorry to clutter your inbox, but I don't how else to thank you for your helpful reply other through this reply. Is there a way to reply directly to a member for their thread replies and not clutter up the Lounge answers? ellenc

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellenc View Post
    cafed00d: Sorry to clutter your inbox, but I don't how else to thank you for your helpful reply other through this reply. Is there a way to reply directly to a member for their thread replies and not clutter up the Lounge answers? ellenc
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellenc View Post
    I know that having too many desktop shortcuts can take up memory, but I wonder if items that I "Pin to Taskbar" also use up memory? I love this Windows 7 feature and have about 13 programs pinned to the taskbar. Should I try to have as few as possible in the taskbar? I use the Quick Launch feature in Word to quickly locate recent Word docs and also like this feature. ec
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