Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Cannot get icons into Quick Launch

Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
Share
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 12:25:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

In 98SE, my quick launch icons have disappeared and I'm unable to get them
back. I have the quick launch box next to the start button, quick launch is
enabled after right click>toolbars, and I have ticked 'show title' so the
words Quick Launch are showing in the quick launch space. However I'm quite
unable to drag and drop any icons/shortcuts into the quick launch space from
the desktop or start menu. What has gone wrong?

More about : icons quick launch

Anonymous
June 16, 2005 1:15:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

"pauliner" <pauliner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3E578BE7-5F4B-41EA-8362-4528AFF3D1F5@microsoft.com...
> In 98SE, my quick launch icons have disappeared and I'm unable to get them
> back. I have the quick launch box next to the start button, quick launch
is
> enabled after right click>toolbars, and I have ticked 'show title' so the
> words Quick Launch are showing in the quick launch space. However I'm
quite
> unable to drag and drop any icons/shortcuts into the quick launch space
from
> the desktop or start menu. What has gone wrong?

Right-click on Start, select Explore,
and drill down to

C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Then right-click on the Quick Launch folder
and select Properties.

If the Read-only box is checked, as I suspect,
remove the check mark.
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 9:58:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I followed your instructions but the read only box was already unchecked, so
that does not seem to be the cause. On the other hand, when I had drilled
down that far, the previous quick launch icons were all to be found there. It
just seems to be a problem to get them into the Quick Launch box.

Any further ideas gratefully received!

Pauliner

"Hugh Candlin" wrote:

>
> "pauliner" <pauliner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3E578BE7-5F4B-41EA-8362-4528AFF3D1F5@microsoft.com...
> > In 98SE, my quick launch icons have disappeared and I'm unable to get them
> > back. I have the quick launch box next to the start button, quick launch
> is
> > enabled after right click>toolbars, and I have ticked 'show title' so the
> > words Quick Launch are showing in the quick launch space. However I'm
> quite
> > unable to drag and drop any icons/shortcuts into the quick launch space
> from
> > the desktop or start menu. What has gone wrong?
>
> Right-click on Start, select Explore,
> and drill down to
>
> C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
>
> Then right-click on the Quick Launch folder
> and select Properties.
>
> If the Read-only box is checked, as I suspect,
> remove the check mark.
>
>
>
Related resources
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 1:42:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Uncheck QL from right click taskbar > toolbars.



Go to Start > Find Folders/Files, in the named box type: desktop , in the look
in box select c:. You should come up with a few Show Desktops. Drag the one from
c:\windows\system down to the QL bar and release the mouse button, select create
shortcut here. Once done exit Find.

How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q190/3...


--

Brian A. Sesko
{ MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://basconotw.mvps.org/



"pauliner" <pauliner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3E578BE7-5F4B-41EA-8362-4528AFF3D1F5@microsoft.com...
> In 98SE, my quick launch icons have disappeared and I'm unable to get them
> back. I have the quick launch box next to the start button, quick launch is
> enabled after right click>toolbars, and I have ticked 'show title' so the
> words Quick Launch are showing in the quick launch space. However I'm quite
> unable to drag and drop any icons/shortcuts into the quick launch space from
> the desktop or start menu. What has gone wrong?
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 2:16:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

"pauliner" <pauliner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8E9C9DFC-2191-4176-8993-51C1D28E529B@microsoft.com...
> I followed your instructions but the read only box was already unchecked,
so
> that does not seem to be the cause. On the other hand, when I had drilled
> down that far, the previous quick launch icons were all to be found there.
It
> just seems to be a problem to get them into the Quick Launch box.

If the "Quick Launch" title is followed by 2 small arrows,
then look just to the right of those 2 arrows.

You should see a small horizontal bar.

If you move the mouse cursor VERY slowly
over that bar, the cursor will change
to a double-headed arrow.

When it does so, click-and-hold-down
the left mouse button, and drag the bar to the right
until all of the Quick Launch Bar Icons are exposed.
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 3:06:13 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Ok, I'm confused now. ;-)
How do you "Uncheck QL from right click taskbar > toolbars" and then drag one of the
Show Desktop icons to the QL bar? There won't be a QL bar to drag to, if the QL
toolbar has been unchecked.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

"Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
news:ehzRzYucFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Uncheck QL from right click taskbar > toolbars.
>
>
>
> Go to Start > Find Folders/Files, in the named box type: desktop , in the look
> in box select c:. You should come up with a few Show Desktops. Drag the one from
> c:\windows\system down to the QL bar and release the mouse button, select create
> shortcut here. Once done exit Find.
>
> How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar
> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q190/3...
>
>
> --
>
> Brian A. Sesko
> { MS MVP_Shell/User }
> Conflicts start where information lacks.
> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://basconotw.mvps.org/
>
>
>
> "pauliner" <pauliner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3E578BE7-5F4B-41EA-8362-4528AFF3D1F5@microsoft.com...
> > In 98SE, my quick launch icons have disappeared and I'm unable to get them
> > back. I have the quick launch box next to the start button, quick launch is
> > enabled after right click>toolbars, and I have ticked 'show title' so the
> > words Quick Launch are showing in the quick launch space. However I'm quite
> > unable to drag and drop any icons/shortcuts into the quick launch space from
> > the desktop or start menu. What has gone wrong?
>
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 7:06:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Got me as well! Don't know what I was thinking, and it was still early. [| 8>{

--

Brian A. Sesko
{ MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://basconotw.mvps.org/



"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:o gYi6lucFHA.3880@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Ok, I'm confused now. ;-)
> How do you "Uncheck QL from right click taskbar > toolbars" and then drag one
> of the
> Show Desktop icons to the QL bar? There won't be a QL bar to drag to, if the
> QL
> toolbar has been unchecked.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
> "Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
> news:ehzRzYucFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Uncheck QL from right click taskbar > toolbars.
>>
>>
>>
>> Go to Start > Find Folders/Files, in the named box type: desktop , in the
>> look
>> in box select c:. You should come up with a few Show Desktops. Drag the one
>> from
>> c:\windows\system down to the QL bar and release the mouse button, select
>> create
>> shortcut here. Once done exit Find.
>>
>> How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar
>> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q190/3...
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Brian A. Sesko
>> { MS MVP_Shell/User }
>> Conflicts start where information lacks.
>> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>> http://basconotw.mvps.org/
>>
>>
>>
>> "pauliner" <pauliner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:3E578BE7-5F4B-41EA-8362-4528AFF3D1F5@microsoft.com...
>> > In 98SE, my quick launch icons have disappeared and I'm unable to get them
>> > back. I have the quick launch box next to the start button, quick launch is
>> > enabled after right click>toolbars, and I have ticked 'show title' so the
>> > words Quick Launch are showing in the quick launch space. However I'm quite
>> > unable to drag and drop any icons/shortcuts into the quick launch space
>> > from
>> > the desktop or start menu. What has gone wrong?
>>
>
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 8:23:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

"pauliner" <pauliner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3E578BE7-5F4B-41EA-8362-4528AFF3D1F5@microsoft.com...
> In 98SE, my quick launch icons have disappeared and I'm unable to get them
> back. I have the quick launch box next to the start button, quick launch is
> enabled after right click>toolbars, and I have ticked 'show title' so the
> words Quick Launch are showing in the quick launch space. However I'm quite
> unable to drag and drop any icons/shortcuts into the quick launch space from
> the desktop or start menu. What has gone wrong?

I didn't even know the "show title" was an option in the QL, but I just tried it, and
you can't drag/drop over the title. Resize as Hugh said, or "untitle" it. Why would you
need the title?
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 10:35:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I'm glad Glee got here first to ponder that one!


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
news:e31uOg3cFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| Got me as well! Don't know what I was thinking, and it was still
early. [| 8>{
|
| --
|
| Brian A. Sesko
| { MS MVP_Shell/User }
| Conflicts start where information lacks.
| http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
| http://basconotw.mvps.org/
|
|
|
| "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
| news:o gYi6lucFHA.3880@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| > Ok, I'm confused now. ;-)
| > How do you "Uncheck QL from right click taskbar > toolbars" and then
drag one
| > of the
| > Show Desktop icons to the QL bar? There won't be a QL bar to drag
to, if the
| > QL
| > toolbar has been unchecked.
| > --
| > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
| > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
| >
| > "Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
| > news:ehzRzYucFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| >> Uncheck QL from right click taskbar > toolbars.
| >>
| >>
| >>
| >> Go to Start > Find Folders/Files, in the named box type: desktop ,
in the
| >> look
| >> in box select c:. You should come up with a few Show Desktops. Drag
the one
| >> from
| >> c:\windows\system down to the QL bar and release the mouse button,
select
| >> create
| >> shortcut here. Once done exit Find.
| >>
| >> How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar
| >> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q190/3...
| >>
| >>
| >> --
| >>
| >> Brian A. Sesko
| >> { MS MVP_Shell/User }
| >> Conflicts start where information lacks.
| >> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
| >> http://basconotw.mvps.org/
| >>
| >>
| >>
| >> "pauliner" <pauliner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| >> news:3E578BE7-5F4B-41EA-8362-4528AFF3D1F5@microsoft.com...
| >> > In 98SE, my quick launch icons have disappeared and I'm unable to
get them
| >> > back. I have the quick launch box next to the start button, quick
launch is
| >> > enabled after right click>toolbars, and I have ticked 'show
title' so the
| >> > words Quick Launch are showing in the quick launch space. However
I'm quite
| >> > unable to drag and drop any icons/shortcuts into the quick launch
space
| >> > from
| >> > the desktop or start menu. What has gone wrong?
| >>
| >
|
!