How to Show Quick Launch in Windows 7

Ever wonder where did the quick launch go in Windows 7 and how you can access it it just like in previous versions of windows?. The Quick Launch bar is a customizable toolbar that lets you display the Windows desktop or start a program with a single click. You can add buttons to start your favorite programs. The Quick Launch toolbar was first introduce in Windows XP but it’s not available by default in Windows 7. It’s not removed on the new version of windows you just cannot easily use and show it easily the way it use to be in Windows XP. Follow the super easy steps below to get your quick launch toolbar back.

  • Right-click the taskbar, choose Toolbars / New Toolbar

  • In the folder selection dialog box, copy and paste the following string below and hit click Select Folder

%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

  • Right click on the taskbar then uncheck the “lock the taskbar” setting, and right-click on the divider. Make sure that “Show text” and “Show title” are disabled and the view is set to “small icons”.
  • Use the dividers arrange the toolbar ordering to your preference, and then lock the taskbar again.