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Network Toolbar

By techwiz1022 ·
I have an Acer 5560 Laptop that had a toolbar that showed the PC's that were on the network I was connected to, be it wired or wireless. I closed it one day and cannot get it back. I don't know where it came from and can find no references to it. I am running Vista Home Premium SP1. The toolbar would autohide just like the taskbar. Has anyone seen this thing or know which vendor supplied it?

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connected to?

by Snuffy09 In reply to Network Toolbar

u mean like mapped drives?

you could...
make a folder on your desktop
make shortcuts to your mapped drives in this folder
then drag the folder up to the very top of your desktop and drop it (or left or right side) it will create a tool bar of these drives, you can then right-click> set it to autohide.

Good luck :)

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Try this

by Snuffy09 In reply to Network Toolbar

do the same as before except go to my network places>entire network> drag "Microsoft windows network" to the top of your desktop and drop it, that should do it.

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See if this will help

by Jacky Howe In reply to Network Toolbar

System Tray icons

- Right-click the clock and select Properties for XP and for Vista.

- Vista: In the "Notification area" of the dialog box click the "Customize..." button

- XP: Click the "Customize..." button

- Check the Icon settings that you want to display. The default is Hide when inactive.

- Make your changes.

- Click Apply

- Click OK

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None of these was what I had :-(

by techwiz1022 In reply to See if this will help

The one that I had was just basically the same view as when you click Network on the desktop, but no matter what I try, I cannot seem to get it to situate itself as a toolbar. Is there something easy that I am overlooking?

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You may have had a Toolbar setup

by Jacky Howe In reply to None of these was what I ...

Right click on the Taskbar and select Toolbars, New Toolbar. Expand My Network Places, Microsoft Windows Network and click on Workgroup. Click OK.
It will give you a list of networked Systems.

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Cannot move toolbar

by techwiz1022 In reply to You may have had a Toolba ...

If I do as you say, I get a toolbar added to the bottom taskbar. I cannot seem to move the new network toolbar to the top of the screen where I want it... any suggestions?

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Try unlocking the taskbar

by ugadata In reply to Cannot move toolbar

If you right click in an open area on the taskbar you'll get a context menu.

Uncheck "Lock The Taskbar".

This will allow you to drag the new toolbar (or any others as well) off the taskbar to where ever you want to put it (on the desktop).

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Already have done that

by techwiz1022 In reply to Try unlocking the taskbar

I have already made sure thetaskbar is unlocked... it wont let me drag the network toolbar to the top of the screen

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I don't think that you can

by Jacky Howe In reply to Already have done that

move it from the Taskbar.

Right click on the Desktop and select Personalise. Click Change desktop icons and tick Network. Click OK and close the window. You will be able to use this Icon to view your Network.

Right click on the Network Icon and select Create Shortcut. You can go back and untick Network if you don't want to use it instead of the shortcut. Using either will open up your Network connections.

You must have been using third party software before.

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Do as ugadata has

by Jacky Howe In reply to Cannot move toolbar

suggested.

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