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    Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    Does anyone know of a program that will delay the appearance of the Office Shortcut Toolbar (Office 2000) by a few seconds when it is set on autohide? When this toolbar is docked at the top of the screen it is irritating the way it pops up when you aim for the minimise button or the close button; similar irritations if it is docked on one of the other edges of the screen.

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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    Try the "Fit title bar" and have it within the title bar and NEVER have this problem again <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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

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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Of course Dave is right if you want to dock the shortcut bar, but if you like it "hidden" as I do, I find that it only appears when I move the cursor quickly to the side of my screen (where mine is "hidden"), if I move the cursor slowly to the corner of my screen it does not appear at all. Works well for me.

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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    I adopted Dave's solution, but I like having it hidden, I must learn to tame the cursor. Just thought someone might have written a utility to do this. Thanks to you both.

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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    Just a thought. If you run with the Shortcut Toolbar hidden, and also hide autohide the System TaskBar, consider using the Quick Launch (QL) Toolbar in the TaskBar instead of the Shortcut TBar. The only significant annoyance (IMO) is that the rightmost icons in the QL ToolBar may become hidden (a
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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    Hi John:
    Actually, I like to use Quick Launch with as many hidden icons as possible. The menu pops up pretty quickly & then it doesn't use up much taskbar real estate. I tried the Office shortcut bar for awhile, but found that there was a slight delay before applications popped up; i.e. QL is faster & uses less resources. I never could get used to Autohide in the taskbar (or OSB). Guess I like to move my mouse too fast. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    Thanks John, I will try your solution.

    My trouble too Phil, we must both suffer from Mouse Trigger Finger.

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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    But Phil, if the icons are hidden, I have to click twice to get at them. I'm an old man, Phil, I don't have that long to wait before the final curtain! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Seriously, if I do something frequently and it takes more than one click, I want a faster way.
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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    I see your point, John (about the shortcut bar, not the final curtain <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>). Maybe I'll give it another try. Most of the applications that I use frequently, I use shortcut keys for. It works great--until I forget the shortcut key. I'm getting up there, too. <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    <hr>...if I do something frequently and it takes more than one click, I want a faster way.<hr>
    One thing I've NEVER found anyone using and I don't know why - Single Click option in Tools, Folder Options! Have you ever tried it, John? You could put desktop icons up and only require one click, but of course then you have the problem of open windows blocking your view of the icons. A guy can't win, can he? I've used single-click ever since it became available and MY biggest problem with it is when mousing-over file save or open windows and you pass over a file name!

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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    Hmmm ... I'm gonna give it a try, BigAl, but my longstanding doubleclick habit will probably mess me up. And that option doesn't change items on the Taskbar which are already single-click. But since you bring this up, I guess I have to be more precise: it's not double clicking that bugs me, it's clicking and then moving the pointer and then clicking again to do one thing that bugs me. Makes me sound like a real fussbudget, doesn't it? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    Hey, Al, I'm still getting used to this singe-click environment; selecting multiple files is tricky. Any advice?
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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    Yeah - you have to practice keeping your mouse pointer AWAY from objects and file names! I've been using single click for a long time and I love it. But I really DO have to try hard to keep my mouse pointer away from stuff so I don't highlight something I didn't mean to. For example, whilst downloading something from the web and drilling down in the "save as" windows, if you pass your mouse over a file name too slowly, the name of what you're downloading will accidently get modified. It's a challenge!

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    Re: Shortcut Toolbar Delay

    Hi Al:
    I tried the single click option for awhile. The problem I had was selecting an icon. I like to use the keyboard a lot, so if I'm going to rename something, I usually click it, then press F2. It was too hard for me to move the mouse over the icon, stop the mouse, & then use F2. The fraction of a second I saved by single clicking, I lost by having to wait while something loaded & then shut down. And what a thrill it was to try to move an icon that was a shortcut to a batch file & watch half a dozen apps load. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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