Get the Quick Launch Bar back in Windows 7

The Quick Launch is back

Taking a closer look you can see that the Quick Launch bar on this test machine is automatically populated with quick launch icons for Outlook 2010, Internet Explorer, Show Desktop, and Switch Between Windows, but you can drag and drop any shortcut you want to you newly rediscovered Quick Launch Bar that you want.

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