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    Explaining QL

    I feel strongly that having Quick Launch is even more valuable & appreciated w/ Windows8 than ever before.

    Let me explain w/ or via the following example...

    One could make it so the old start menu had Favorites on it... nice cus you could go to a site you wanted w/ opening a browser 1st. Oh, oh, but, now what?... there's no start menu to which to Add Favorites. "Oh bother", said Pooh.

    Well, one could Pin Favorites to Start. But, we don't live @ Start, we live @ Desktop. So why would we want to go to Start for Favorites if, it is not necessary??

    And, since, we don't want 'cluttered' Desktops & don't want a million (infrequently used) things Pinned to Taskbar... Quick Launch IS THE answer!

    Anything you want right @ your fingertips, neat & tidy. Spread QL's items/content out or scrunch it up & have a list, either way, it's a huge, convenient help!

    Put stuff where you live & work which, is Desktop not, Start. QL gives immediate access in a very 'clean' manner.

    I trust I have explained this such that its usefulness will become obvious & appealing.

    I'm including 2 shots, 1 spread out & 1 scrunched up...
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    I pinned my Favorites folder to the Taskbar as a Toolbar, just not to the QL bar. The only things I have on QL are Shutdown, Restart and Control Panel. Everything else in on the Taskbar. These include Links, an Office Toolbar (always need Office apps handy), of course my Shortcuts toolbar to all my most used apps and the aforementioned Favorites.

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    More than one way to skin a cat...

    And the mention of Favorites was only being used as an example. Anything can go in QL.
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    Notice I moved most of my icons off the QL bar. I was trying to check email one day and instead twitched and restarted PC. That's what happens when the head starts growing through the available hair and gets cold.
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    Still trying to train that mouse, Ted?

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    The stupid mouse is too old to learn new things!
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    Hey, Ted, just noticed where you are... I went to university in Rochester. Recording Arts & Sciences @ Eastman School of Music

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    I've been here since 1997. Originally from southern tier of NY. Once I retire. moving south. Don't like the cold anymore, don't like the high taxes (NY is about the highest in the US), just want out. Couple more years.
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    Sharing Is Painful

    You two guys (Drew & Ted) are real pains . Here I thought I had my Taskbar all set up and now find myself "re-constructing". I will probably end up borrowing from both of your set ups. And Ted, do you consider Fishkill, NY as part of the Southern Tier?

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    Hey RM, that's the fun part of playing with this stuff. I have "reconstructed" my taskbar several times in the last 2 weeks.

    I'm originally from Binghamton. I consider Fishkill downstate.
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    Wish I still lived in Arizona … could ride all year & be warm

    And, monroe, I'm sure that's meant in the nicest way (teehee)… Ted & I are really good pains

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    You betcha and you good pains can call me Rich.

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    Ah, cool, like that much better, thank you, Rich.

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    You got it Rich
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