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Author Topic: Organize your Quick Launch menu  (Read 7631 times)

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Organize your Quick Launch menu
« on: February 12, 2008, 04:19:39 AM »
It's a stupid tip, but could help some people keep their quick launch organized using folders.

Really simple.
Just go to:

C:\Documents and Settings\{USER}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

(replace {USER} with your Windows User)

And start creating folders and add shortcuts or programs inside.

It will look like this:

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 05:32:42 AM »
a good point, i have the path in my CLCL macro for quick opening. another option is FreeLaunchBar or its beefier cousin, TrueLaunchBar which is currently available at 50% discount.

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 07:59:12 AM »
I tried a lot of programs for taskbars but didn't like any of them(just to much bloat for me) & settled on using a double size Taskbar & folders using alt codes as names which are added as toolbars & all so use Start Killer & PresStart to reclaim the wasted space under the start button

The orb is just a shortcut thats in a folder with no name by the use of alt codes to the PresStart program & the QuickLaunch is the last two icons to the right.

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 08:07:36 AM »
folders using alt codes as names which are added as toolbars

Two questions:  Do you manually change the sort order in your toolbars?  If so, does the sort revert to alphabetical after a reboot or explorer restart?

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008, 08:25:24 AM »
No all the shortcuts in the folders are sorted alphabetical anyway from when they are added

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008, 08:55:36 AM »


The orb is just a shortcut thats in a folder with no name by the use of alt codes to the PresStart program & the QuickLaunch is the last two icons to the right.

Why do you use alt codes as names? just visually pleasure?

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 09:17:41 AM »
No all the shortcuts in the folders are sorted alphabetical anyway from when they are added
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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 11:24:46 AM »

Why do you use alt codes as names? just visually pleasure?

Just didn't want numbers or letters.

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2008, 11:47:07 AM »

Why do you use alt codes as names? just visually pleasure?

Just didn't want numbers or letters.

Ahh nerdy boy  :P

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2008, 07:06:28 PM »
I do something similar to that, I use the right side of my second monitor and put all my icons into organized folders, and then I dock those folders to the side of my second monitor.
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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2008, 07:16:08 PM »
I think you can right click on the quick launch bar and choose "Open Folder". Just a quick way to get to it...

I do it like nite_monkey (but I only have one monitor). I have a "shortcuts" folder on my desktop that I have docked to the left side of my screen (set to auto hide).

The icons are re-arrangeable and stay that way between restarts.

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008, 09:30:02 AM »
It's a stupid tip, but could help some people keep their quick launch organized using folders.

Really simple.
Just go to:

C:\Documents and Settings\{USER}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

(replace {USER} with your Windows User)

And start creating folders and add shortcuts or programs inside.

It will look like this:
 (see attachment in previous post)

You don't have to go there to do it. You can open any folder on your system onto your taskbar as a toolbar. You can even drag a folder full of shortcuts from explorer and smack it against an unused side of the screen and make a new toolbar that is just like your taskbar that can autohide & all. It just doesn't have the start button, open program buttons, or system tray...pure shortcut & toolbar space.  :-*

This is how I did my 'scary toolbars', that always seems to freak people out.

Keeping the 'desktop' toolbar slid down like I have it on the bottom left, makes every drive, folder, and file on my pc accessable from a menu, under 'My Computer'...including ones on any CD or DVD I may have inserted.


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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2008, 09:59:27 AM »
OMG.
That's incredible. You're a big menus fan! :)

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Re: Organize your Quick Launch menu
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2008, 10:56:39 AM »
This is how I did my 'scary toolbars', that always seems to freak people out.

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