Recently, I published a blog post “How Do I Get the Quick Launch Bar Back in Windows 7?” that explained how to turn on the Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7. In the subsequent discussion, a certain amount of frustration was expressed regarding the inability to move the Quick Launch Toolbar to a different portion of the screen in Windows 7. This was very popular in Windows XP and is, in fact, how I use it on my TechRepublic Windows XP workstation (Figure A).

Figure A

Quick Launch on the top

However, in Windows 7, by default you cannot separate portions of the Taskbar. You can move the entire Taskbar to the top or sides, but all the pieces go together. I would like the ability to separate them, and from the comments I have seen, so would many TechRepublic members. Are you listening Microsoft?

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