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How do I add or setup the QuickLauch toolbar (previously available in XP and Vista) in WIndows7?

How do I add or setup the QuickLauch toolbar (previously available in XP and Vista) in WIndows7?

As a programmer working in Windows, I found the QuickLaunch area in the task bar to be a great boost to my productivity - all my most frequently used programs, right there, without having to open up the big start menu.

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Guest [Entry]

If I'm not mistaken, you just drag your shortcut(s) down to the status bar. It now acts both as a "quick launchbar" and task switcher now. It takes a bit to get used to it, but eventually you don't notice it anymore.
Guest [Entry]

"An additional comment on James McFarland's (I can't actually comment yet, so I'll simply add an answer). If you specify the normal Quick Launch folder path as your toolbar, then those applications that offer to add a shortcut to your quick launch will do so correctly.

On my system, the path to the quick launch folder is:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

So if you create a new toolbar with that path, you'll have windows xp/vista style quick launch back entirely. I've been using this regularly now for about three weeks, and it works well for me in conjunction with Win7's taskbar."