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Reposition Windows XP's Quick Launch toolbar

Move your Windows XP Quick Access toolbar to a different spot on your desktop with this tip from Greg Shultz.

If you like using the Quick Launch toolbar but wish that it did not take up so much room on the taskbar, you can easily move the Quick Launch toolbar to any other location on the desktop. You can move it to the top, left, or right edge of the desktop. Here's how:

  1. Right-click on the taskbar and select the Lock The Taskbar command to unlock the taskbar.
  2. Position your mouse pointer over the dotted vertical divider on the left edge of the Quick Launch toolbar.
  3. When your cursor turns into a double-headed arrow, just click and drag the Quick Launch toolbar to any edge of the desktop and drop it.

After you drop the Quick Launch toolbar, it may appear as a window. If it does, just perform the drag-and-drop operation again making sure that toolbar anchors to the edge of the desktop. You may then need to resize the toolbar. Once you have it positioned where you want, right-click on the toolbar and select the Always On Top command so you can always access the Quick Launch toolbar just as you do the taskbar.

Note: This tip applies to Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.

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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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