Aug 14 2007

Create A Custom Desktop Toolbar In Vista

You can add your own custom toolbar in Vista and pin it to the side of your monitor, Here’s how.

Step 1. Right click the Desktop, click new and then folder. Name it whatever you want to call your new toolbar.

Step 2. In the folder your going to place shortcuts to whatever you want on your toolbar. Right click your favorite programs icon, links to your favorite photos, or links to a web page and drag them into the folder and choose create shortcut here.

Step 3. Now drag the folder to any edge of your screen (upper, lower or side). When it “hits” the edge, the folder creates a toolbar of its contents.

Step 4. Right click the name of the folder at the top of the toolbar, and you can choose the size of the icons and whether to display text (file or folder names) with the icons. For applications, you might want to use just icons.

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    1. Sonya Finkey said:

      Thanks for a very helpful tutorial. It even works in Windows XP Pro (my operating system). Very convenient!

      May 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

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