Sunday, February 28, 2010

The real solution for adding / enabling Quick Launch in Windows 7!

Since Windows 7 is out and I own and use it, there is one that disturbed me right away: The Windows XP / Vista QuickLaunch is missing in Windows 7! Sure you can restore it, but it will disappear randomly again! (Which is a bug in Windows 7 according to Microsoft Technet.).

So there is another solution, a freeware one named "JumpLaunch" at this page, just the tiny problem, that it doesn't work if you have Crap Cleaner installed or other programs as seen on the Forum Thread: Clicking shortcuts does nothing.

There are tons of tools that cost money and other tons of freeware tools that allow you all kind of fancy modifications and real resource hooks! Then I found True Launch Bar which I installed and it just opened as a tiny window in my Windows 7 X64. But then I found there is also a a beta version which is also working in Windows 7 X86 and X64 and is integrating seamlessly into the taskbar just like the good old Quick Launch of Windows XP and Windows Vista and it really works! - Bug free! Thank you, guys :)

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KahWee said...

Ever since they had the huge icons on the task bar for Windows 7, I totally abandoned Quick launch.

Nafcom said...

@Kah Wee: Maybe you. But I can't live without the quick launch :(

Wolfbernz said...

Hi Nafcom!

You've been tagged on my blog


Nafcom said...

@Wolfbernz: Thanks for that! I am glad to know you. Hope you call me on Skype soon :)

Trina said...

I haven't moved on to Windows 7 yet, I'm still waiting to hear disastrous things about it! LOL

PS:Wolfbernz sent me!

Nafcom said...

@Trina: Nice to see you here too, thanks. :) Actually, you will probably not hear anything disastrous things about Win7 as it's really much better than Vista! Microsoft even released a patch to allow famous XP games to run natively! :)

tim said...

oh thx nafcom, just bought myself a new notebook and i missed this qicklaunch so much

Nafcom said...

@Tim: Glad I was able to help ;)

tim said...

there is a other way to add the Quick Launch.
1. Right click on a empty space on the taskbar and click on Taskbar-> New Tool.
2. In the Folder line, type or copy the location below.
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
4. click on "select folder" button

5. thats it :-)

Nafcom said...

@Tim; Thanks but the problem is as described above that for me it automatically disappears after a couple of Windows restarts (same happens to other people as you can see above) :(