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Make the Most of Your Quick Launch Bar


Use the Quick Launch bar to speed up Windows navigation.


This question was answered on September 9, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

All versions of Windows since Windows 98 have included the Quick Launch bar With Windows XP, however, you may need to enable it before you’ll see it Let’s get started…

1 Right-click the Start button and click Properties.

2 Click the Taskbar tab and check the Show Quick Launch box If it’s already checked, click OK and move along to step 3.

3 You should now see some icons on your Taskbar (to the right of the Start button) This is your Quick Launch bar.

4 Think about the programs you use the most Internet Explorer and Outlook Express are probably already there by default But, you can put a shortcut to any program you want in the Quick Launch.

5 Find a program you want to add (most likely in your Start menu or your Desktop), hold your right mouse button over it, and drag it to the Quick Launch bar.

It’s really that simple An icon will show up representing the program, and now all you have to do is click the icon once to launch the respective program I like to include programs like my MP3 software and Notepad for taking quick notes Have fun with it Cheers!

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on September 9, 2005