Problem with moving Taskbar toolbar RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Here's the deal:
    Since using Win 2000, i'm used to having special toolbar for shortcuts of many programs and games for quick activation.
    In Win 2000, i had the Office 2000 toolbar, in Win XP i had the internal toolbar created from the taskbar and then just moved it to upper side of the desktop.

    Now, i've been trying to the same here (Win 7 Ultimate 64bit), but it just won't let me take the toolbar out of the taskbar, even though the taskbar isn't locked, and i can move it only left and right on the taskbar itself. I would like to have a seperate toolbar in the upper side of the toolbar, here's an example from XP:


    Thanks in advance.
    • Changed type Linda Yan Friday, December 18, 2009 2:42 AM feature request
    Friday, December 11, 2009 11:32 AM

All replies

  • No, it doesn't seem possible. http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7desktop/thread/a8438252-e03d-4f03-808c-3e4eb469a80f

    I'm curious. Is that taskbar visible when you open a window too? If not why not place the shortcuts on the desktop?
    You can achive almost the same thing by using the Quick Launch toolbar (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/888-quick-launch-enable-disable.html). Though taskbar buttons and the quick launch toolbar will both be on the taskbar.

    But why do you need instant access to 48 programs and do you really need to see the text labels? You should be able to fit all 48 programs in a much smaller taskbar in quick launch if you just don't use text labels. http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2039/smallquicklaunch.png

    Even so, I'd move most shortcuts to the Start menu and actually only have 10-20 shortcuts in the quick launch that I regularly use.

    Friday, December 11, 2009 12:18 PM
  • Thanks for answering.

    I know what you're saying but it's not as comfy... Enlarging the width of the taskbar looks bad in my eyes.
    When you're used to a thing like that, it's hard to adapt for something new, and believe me, advancing from XP to 7 is quite a change :-)

    It's really too bad this option was disabled here.
    I can see that Mark L that commented in the posed you linked that i can feedback to microsoft, but i can't really understand what should choose in order to present the issue to MS.

    BTW, would you recomment on an extenal toolbar software, and if so, do you have any specific one?
    Friday, December 11, 2009 12:42 PM
  • Hi Mithushelah,


    This feature seems not available in Windows 7.


    I noticed that some other users are requesting this feature. I will forward your feedback to related team and they will look into it.


    Again, thank you very much for your feedback.






    Monday, December 14, 2009 6:25 AM
  • I also am used to having an additional toolbar at the top - always on top - for my personal list of shortcuts.

    Thanks for looking in to it!
    Friday, January 1, 2010 9:27 PM
  • I personally think you'd enjoy (and even love) using just Windows 7's new jump list features instead of docked toolbars... but that's an opinion.

    So to support your opinion, I'd recommend RocketDock (Bing/Google it).  It's free, and can be customzed to look like a more regular toolbar instead of the eye-candy default setting.  It'd probably be great for what you want.

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    Friday, January 1, 2010 11:19 PM