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Faster Application Access
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 3 | Unrated
Faster Application Access

This might be a solution for you aswell.

1) Create a new folder anywhere you like and name it "Progz", "Gamez" or "Music" according to your will and pleasure.

2) Place shortcuts of the stuff you need into this folder.

3) Right-click on the windows tastbar and select "toolbars" and "New toolbar". Then you simply refer to your "Progz" folder.

And there you have it... all your applications within a clicks reach.... and a clean desktop aswell. I have my menues minimized, so I only see the names of the categories or folders, and then locked the taskbar, making room for the active applications to be shown.

Adding new items to the toolbar is done simply by copying or creating shortcuts into the original folder, then your menu updates itself.

This can also be a good way of organizing applications into different categories... you just make seperate toolbars.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I already knew this, but it's a good tutorial anyway. By the way, there's also by default a toolbar called "Quick Launch". If you activate it, you may see that you already have programs on it without knowing it. You can drag any icon onto it to make it bigger. Also, many applications, kind of like how they offer an icon for your desktop, offer a Quick Launch icon. Now you don't even have to drag your new apps to the toolbar!
     
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