My Computer in the Tray

February 28, 2017 at 12:13:40
Specs: XP Pro_SP3
XP Pro provides two options with a My Computer toolbar. Dock it permanently
on the Taskbar or let it float somewhere on your Desktop.

An app called Advanced Launcher is suppose to create the equivalent of a My
Computer toolbar in the Tray (Notification Area). What it actually does is create
a simple menu that's nothing like a "real" toolbar. All you can do is select a single
file. Opening a partition or folder window is not possible.

I'm still searching for an app that will put a fully functional My Computer menu
in the Tray. Just as good would be a My Computer toolbar that becomes visible
only with a mouse gesture, like dragging the edge of your monitor.

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February 28, 2017 at 14:31:47
Why would you want My Computer in the System Tray? Do you have Quick Launch enabled? How about this - right click on the My Computer desktop icon, create a shortcut, then drag that shortcut into the Quick Launch area.

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February 28, 2017 at 14:32:03
Just wondering if a desktop shortcut would do what you want:

You can then drag it onto the taskbar (left side Quick Launch) if you prefer it there. That should allow you to open a drive or folder Window.

Apologies if I have missed the point about what you are trying to do.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 1, 2017 at 20:00:27
Thanks for replying riider and Derek.

I know how to create shortcuts. I started using computers before the GUI (or
Windows) existed.

I've got a My Computer toolbar permanently parked on the Taskbar. A toolbar
is an active menu, as opposed to a static menu that can never change.

I use this My Computer toolbar constantly, but I always wanted to put it someplace
else. Not the Taskbar or floating on the Desktop.

When I found Advanced Launcher it seemed like the perfect solution. Add a fully
active My Computer menu to the Tray. Great idea! I can finally remove the My
Computer toolbar from the Taskbar. Unfortunately, the menu created by Advanced
Launcher is useless.

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March 2, 2017 at 04:51:54
I haven't worked with XP for awhile, but you can do this in Windows 7, just by right-clicking the taskbar, selecting Toolbars, add new toolbar, and just click on "Computer."

Try in XP and see if you have that option.

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October 23, 2017 at 17:26:26
Guess he didn't think it prudent to return....

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)

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