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Poor Oft Neglected, Oft Forgotten Desktop Toolbar Adds Value


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#1 Drew1903

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 05:03 AM

Some people, both inside & outside Microsoft, don't use or need a Start menu even if & when one exists. And, certainly, one can pin whatever one's heart desires to the Start menu and, there helpful Jumplists and things can be pinned to the Taskbar, as well; plus, there's the handy, dandy, "Users Menu". However, there is something else, in the OS, native to it (no 3rd Party add-on), that I suggest goes unnoticed but, adds huge value to the mix! Bonus, it allows not showing icons on the Desktop, too. It is the Desktop Toolbar. Whether one uses the Start menu or not but, especially if not using it... it allows for super-easy navigation, access & drilling down. Highly recommend it and feel it can be or become very much appreciated (by the End User).

 

 Rt Clk Taskbar > Toolbars > Desktop

 

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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 03:02 PM

I actually have that tool installed on my machine but I do not personally get very much value out of it. How do you include links on that drop down menu without the corresponding icon being on your physical desktop?


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Posted 17 May 2015 - 03:11 PM

Rocky,

Rt Clk anywhere on the Desktop > View > Show Desktop Icons  Click that & they don't show anymore. Unchecked they don't show. 
 

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 08:48 AM

Thanks. Cool beans, now I have a new toy to blow my Grandkids minds with.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 02:35 PM

Thanks. Cool beans, now I have a new toy to blow my Grandkids minds with.

You're welcome.

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