relative positions in Task Bar

Gigabyte / 693A-686A
June 10, 2009 at 06:53:09
Specs: WinMe, .7GHz; 670Mb
When I re-enable QuickLaunch after doing a scandisk, it appears in an unusual place. I have difficulty trying to relocate it top left, near the Start button. In the TASKBAR, vertical movement seems more successful if the mouse cursor can be turned into a 4-headed arrow. The prompted horizontal 2-headed arrow allows horizontal movement easily - how to trigger the 4-headed arrow (reliably) ?

Basty


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#1
June 10, 2009 at 22:43:12
Sebastian42, positioning should be drag/drop??? Did you unlock the bar first? Simply RIGHTCLICK a blank area on the bar and tic 'unlock'. Don't forget to relock.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
June 10, 2009 at 23:01:40
Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! Quick Launch - Repair
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/tas...
http://en.kioskea.net/telecharger/t...
Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
This application allows you to Repair and Customize the Quick Launch, Taskbar and Notification Area in Windows XP.

XP
Quick Launch - Icons (Arrange)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...
Right click the Quick Launch tool bar and choose Open Folder. Right click in the right pane and choose Arrange Icons by.
Quick Launch - Missing or Doesn't Function Properly
This behavior can occur if the Quick Launch folder has been deleted. To resolve this issue, recreate the Quick Launch folder. Create a folder named Quick Launch at the following location:
C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
Quick Launch Toolbar Becomes A Floating Palette
By default, the Quick Launch toolbar is right next to the Start button. But if you've added so many shortcuts to this toolbar, you can't see them all, you may wish to make it a floating palette. Then you'll have instant access to these shortcuts without unnecessary scrolling.
Click the left edge of the Quick Launch toolbar, drag it out to a blank area on the desktop, and let go. (Note: If your taskbar is locked, the toolbar won't move.) You can resize the resulting palette as you would any window: Hold your mouse pointer over its edge, and when the pointer changes to a double-pointed arrow, click and drag in any direction.
To ensure that your palette is never out of sight, right-click its title bar and select Always on Top.

Quick Launch settings are not saved; Search Assistant Toolbar in Taskbar
http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove...

Display The Quick Launch Toolbar
http://www.coolnerds.com/XP/QuickLa...
http://www.optimizingpc.com/install...
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...
http://www.karbosguide.com/books/wi...
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#3
June 11, 2009 at 03:59:02
Ed in Texas
UN/Locking the Toolbar has a very SELECTIVE effect.

JohnW
I did mention in the PC characteristics that I'm dealing with WinMe. I do not need any kind of repair, only the ability to reposition the Quick Launch Bar. But, you know what ? I have already learned to live with it in a position that is not the 'traditional' one.

Very soon after sending my post, I stumbled upon the answer.
I can get the mouse cursor to turn into a 4-headed arrow by RIGHT-clicking when the cursor is JUST to the right of the vertical bar. However, the 4-headed arrow is not the magic bullet I expected it to be.

Basty


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#4
June 11, 2009 at 07:08:17
"JohnW
I did mention in the PC characteristics that I'm dealing with WinMe."
No problem Basty, being an XP forum I did not pick that up.
ME forum is here, if needed in the future.
http://www.computing.net/forum/wind...


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#5
June 12, 2009 at 00:51:26
I don't know how it got to be in a WinXP forum when I'm acutely aware that it is about WinMe. Maybe it was absentmindedness, or some kind of default system choice.

Basty


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