How to Add Quick Launch to Windows 7 Task Bar

By default Windows 7 does not display quick launch on the taskbar like Windows XP and Vista.

How to Enable Quick Launch in Windows 7

  1. Right-click on taskbar.
  2. From Toolbars Menu select New Toolbar.
  3. Under Folder add: %appdata%MicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch then press Select Folder.
How to Unlock the Taskbar
  1. Unlock the taskbar by right-clicking on taskbar and select unlock the taskbar.
  2. To lock, do the same but select lock the taskbar.
Taskbar options
In Windows 7 quick launch you can choose whether to display the title and to show text or not.  To change these settings unlock the taskbar, right-click in the quick launch area of the taskbar and toggle Show Text and Show Title as desired.

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