Now, don't get me wrong. I like the Quick Launch Bar and still use it on all of the Windows XP machines I interact with - my workstation where I am writing this blog post for example. But I also like the Taskbar of Windows 7 and find it performs the same function as the Quick Launch Bar - at least as far as my computing habits go. But a vocal minority feels differently, so here is how to get Quick Launch back.
The Windows 7 desktop of one of my test machines. Notice that there is a Taskbar, but not Quick Launch Bar.
Image created by Mark Kaelin for TechRepublic.
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