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Force Apps "Pinned to Taskbar" ("Quicklaunch" in WinXP) stay next to Start Button

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by joshjpang, Aug 11, 2010.

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  1. joshjpang

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    Hi guys. I noticed that in Win7, the applications in the new Quick Launch move if you run one of the applications in the "Pinned to Taskbar" section. For example, if I have Windows Explorer and Firefox next to each other and I click to open Windows Explorer, the Firefox icon will slide far to the right so that it's after the Windows Explorer task in the taskbar.

    Is there a way to keep the new quicklanuch icons in Win7 in the same place, like WinXP?
     
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    Anyone have any thoughts?
     
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    joshjpang,
    On our Windows 7 machines the "Pinned" icons do not move. The new program icon is added to right end of the group.

    Can you post POST a before and after screen shots?
     
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    I am at work so unable to post before & after pics until later. But what I did is remove all of the pinned icons first. Then follow the tutorial in the link I posted, and dragging the icons in the Quicklauch to the left so they are next to the Start orb.
     
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    Frank4D,
    We do not need screen shots of yours, but from joshjpang who has the problem.
     
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    I'd like to know from joshjpang how he has his system configured with respect to this issue. I just have the default Taskbar settings on my Windows 7 systems and there is no quick launch bar, and the pinned icons stay where I put them until and unless I move them. If I pin a new one, or launch a program not already pinned it goes to the right of what's already there.
     
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    Here's what my Quicklaunch looks like anyway, for reference:
     

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    "the applications in the new Quick Launch "
    I would echo Terrynet's post. There is no quick launch bar in a basic Windows 7 installation. In fact, the whole taskbar is, effectively, doing the same job. On default the icons should stay where placed, unless manually moved.
     
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