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April 21, 2005 11:38:04 PM

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Despite the fact that I enabled drag and drop option in the advanced
Startmenu options, I am unable to rearrange items in my startmenu or
quicklaunch bar.

Neither am I able to drag links from my desktop to the quick launch bar.

Anyone seen this before and knows what to do to correct this?

Working with windowsXp sp2.

Jos

PS I have seen a article in the knowledge base that describes this behaviour
in windows 2000 but not in XP. The solution offered there does not work in
XP either
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 11:38:05 PM

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Jos, have you unlocked the taskbar yet?
Right-click on the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar.

"Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
news:o Wg$fjpRFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Despite the fact that I enabled drag and drop option in the advanced
> Startmenu options, I am unable to rearrange items in my startmenu or
> quicklaunch bar.
>
> Neither am I able to drag links from my desktop to the quick launch bar.
>
> Anyone seen this before and knows what to do to correct this?
>
> Working with windowsXp sp2.
>
> Jos
>
> PS I have seen a article in the knowledge base that describes this
behaviour
> in windows 2000 but not in XP. The solution offered there does not work in
> XP either
>
>
April 22, 2005 1:44:41 AM

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Mr? Waters,

Yes; there is no difference between locking and unlocking the taskbar. Any
other thoughts?

Jos


"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
news:eUsi64pRFHA.2384@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Jos, have you unlocked the taskbar yet?
> Right-click on the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar.
>
> "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
> news:o Wg$fjpRFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Despite the fact that I enabled drag and drop option in the advanced
>> Startmenu options, I am unable to rearrange items in my startmenu or
>> quicklaunch bar.
>>
>> Neither am I able to drag links from my desktop to the quick launch bar.
>>
>> Anyone seen this before and knows what to do to correct this?
>>
>> Working with windowsXp sp2.
>>
>> Jos
>>
>> PS I have seen a article in the knowledge base that describes this
> behaviour
>> in windows 2000 but not in XP. The solution offered there does not work
>> in
>> XP either
>>
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
April 22, 2005 1:44:42 AM

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That is unfortunate. In my experience, sometimes I am forced to move the
"slider" to the right to make an empty space in the Taskbar to receive a new
shortcut. When you are dragging the icon, can it cross the line and enter
the Quick Launch while you drag? Does the circle/slash symbol ever disappear
once you drag to the desired position? A detailed description may provide a
clue.

"Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
news:uAUsQqqRFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Mr? Waters,
>
> Yes; there is no difference between locking and unlocking the taskbar. Any
> other thoughts?
>
> Jos
>
>
> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
> news:eUsi64pRFHA.2384@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Jos, have you unlocked the taskbar yet?
> > Right-click on the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar.
> >
> > "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
> > news:o Wg$fjpRFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> Despite the fact that I enabled drag and drop option in the advanced
> >> Startmenu options, I am unable to rearrange items in my startmenu or
> >> quicklaunch bar.
> >>
> >> Neither am I able to drag links from my desktop to the quick launch
bar.
> >>
> >> Anyone seen this before and knows what to do to correct this?
> >>
> >> Working with windowsXp sp2.
> >>
> >> Jos
> >>
> >> PS I have seen a article in the knowledge base that describes this
> > behaviour
> >> in windows 2000 but not in XP. The solution offered there does not work
> >> in
> >> XP either
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
April 22, 2005 3:09:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Mr?. Waters, thx for your replies,

When I click and hold an icon on my desktop, and hold down the "ctrl"-key, I
can drag the icon (with a plus in the bottom-left) all over the desktop.
However when I reach the bottom of the screen the icon changes to the
circle/slash symbol. If (as I do) I have my taskbar hidden, it does not show
up while dragging the icon. I have tested it while having the taskbar
allways visible. Then as soon as I drag the icon over the taskbas it changes
to the circle/slach symbol.

When I click and hold an icon already on the quicklaunch bar and try to move
it within the quicklaunchbar; a symbol with a verical bar is supposed to
appear to indicate where you are placing the icon. However in my situation
no symbol appears. While dragging I noticed the icon that the mouce hoover
over, is selected.

Hope this triggers a solution.

Jos


"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
news:uKgJperRFHA.3192@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> That is unfortunate. In my experience, sometimes I am forced to move the
> "slider" to the right to make an empty space in the Taskbar to receive a
> new
> shortcut. When you are dragging the icon, can it cross the line and enter
> the Quick Launch while you drag? Does the circle/slash symbol ever
> disappear
> once you drag to the desired position? A detailed description may provide
> a
> clue.
>
> "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
> news:uAUsQqqRFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Mr? Waters,
>>
>> Yes; there is no difference between locking and unlocking the taskbar.
>> Any
>> other thoughts?
>>
>> Jos
>>
>>
>> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
>> news:eUsi64pRFHA.2384@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> > Jos, have you unlocked the taskbar yet?
>> > Right-click on the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar.
>> >
>> > "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
>> > news:o Wg$fjpRFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> Despite the fact that I enabled drag and drop option in the advanced
>> >> Startmenu options, I am unable to rearrange items in my startmenu or
>> >> quicklaunch bar.
>> >>
>> >> Neither am I able to drag links from my desktop to the quick launch
> bar.
>> >>
>> >> Anyone seen this before and knows what to do to correct this?
>> >>
>> >> Working with windowsXp sp2.
>> >>
>> >> Jos
>> >>
>> >> PS I have seen a article in the knowledge base that describes this
>> > behaviour
>> >> in windows 2000 but not in XP. The solution offered there does not
>> >> work
>> >> in
>> >> XP either
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 22, 2005 3:09:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Well, that would drive me mad.
Since you have enabled dragging and dropping, etc. I wonder if you have been
to the Kelly's Korner site? She has an edit there to return the Taskbar to
default functionality. Of course, the problem is actually the Quick Launch.
I would think that trying her tweak could do no harm, though:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
#164, right column
"Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality"Restore Taskbar to Default
Functionality

"Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
news:eM8kBsxRFHA.1392@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Mr?. Waters, thx for your replies,
>
> When I click and hold an icon on my desktop, and hold down the "ctrl"-key,
I
> can drag the icon (with a plus in the bottom-left) all over the desktop.
> However when I reach the bottom of the screen the icon changes to the
> circle/slash symbol. If (as I do) I have my taskbar hidden, it does not
show
> up while dragging the icon. I have tested it while having the taskbar
> allways visible. Then as soon as I drag the icon over the taskbas it
changes
> to the circle/slach symbol.
>
> When I click and hold an icon already on the quicklaunch bar and try to
move
> it within the quicklaunchbar; a symbol with a verical bar is supposed to
> appear to indicate where you are placing the icon. However in my situation
> no symbol appears. While dragging I noticed the icon that the mouce hoover
> over, is selected.
>
> Hope this triggers a solution.
>
> Jos
>
>
> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
> news:uKgJperRFHA.3192@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > That is unfortunate. In my experience, sometimes I am forced to move the
> > "slider" to the right to make an empty space in the Taskbar to receive a
> > new
> > shortcut. When you are dragging the icon, can it cross the line and
enter
> > the Quick Launch while you drag? Does the circle/slash symbol ever
> > disappear
> > once you drag to the desired position? A detailed description may
provide
> > a
> > clue.
> >
> > "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
> > news:uAUsQqqRFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> Mr? Waters,
> >>
> >> Yes; there is no difference between locking and unlocking the taskbar.
> >> Any
> >> other thoughts?
> >>
> >> Jos
> >>
> >>
> >> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
> >> news:eUsi64pRFHA.2384@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> > Jos, have you unlocked the taskbar yet?
> >> > Right-click on the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar.
> >> >
> >> > "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
> >> > news:o Wg$fjpRFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> >> Despite the fact that I enabled drag and drop option in the advanced
> >> >> Startmenu options, I am unable to rearrange items in my startmenu or
> >> >> quicklaunch bar.
> >> >>
> >> >> Neither am I able to drag links from my desktop to the quick launch
> > bar.
> >> >>
> >> >> Anyone seen this before and knows what to do to correct this?
> >> >>
> >> >> Working with windowsXp sp2.
> >> >>
> >> >> Jos
> >> >>
> >> >> PS I have seen a article in the knowledge base that describes this
> >> > behaviour
> >> >> in windows 2000 but not in XP. The solution offered there does not
> >> >> work
> >> >> in
> >> >> XP either
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
April 23, 2005 2:16:39 PM

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Thx, actually it drives me crazy. Why do I bother that much, while it's just
a minor irritant problem.

I'll check out the site.

Jos

"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
news:eeq4Rw1RFHA.2788@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Well, that would drive me mad.
> Since you have enabled dragging and dropping, etc. I wonder if you have
> been
> to the Kelly's Korner site? She has an edit there to return the Taskbar to
> default functionality. Of course, the problem is actually the Quick
> Launch.
> I would think that trying her tweak could do no harm, though:
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> #164, right column
> "Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality"Restore Taskbar to Default
> Functionality
>
> "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
> news:eM8kBsxRFHA.1392@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Mr?. Waters, thx for your replies,
>>
>> When I click and hold an icon on my desktop, and hold down the
>> "ctrl"-key,
> I
>> can drag the icon (with a plus in the bottom-left) all over the desktop.
>> However when I reach the bottom of the screen the icon changes to the
>> circle/slash symbol. If (as I do) I have my taskbar hidden, it does not
> show
>> up while dragging the icon. I have tested it while having the taskbar
>> allways visible. Then as soon as I drag the icon over the taskbas it
> changes
>> to the circle/slach symbol.
>>
>> When I click and hold an icon already on the quicklaunch bar and try to
> move
>> it within the quicklaunchbar; a symbol with a verical bar is supposed to
>> appear to indicate where you are placing the icon. However in my
>> situation
>> no symbol appears. While dragging I noticed the icon that the mouce
>> hoover
>> over, is selected.
>>
>> Hope this triggers a solution.
>>
>> Jos
>>
>>
>> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
>> news:uKgJperRFHA.3192@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > That is unfortunate. In my experience, sometimes I am forced to move
>> > the
>> > "slider" to the right to make an empty space in the Taskbar to receive
>> > a
>> > new
>> > shortcut. When you are dragging the icon, can it cross the line and
> enter
>> > the Quick Launch while you drag? Does the circle/slash symbol ever
>> > disappear
>> > once you drag to the desired position? A detailed description may
> provide
>> > a
>> > clue.
>> >
>> > "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
>> > news:uAUsQqqRFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> Mr? Waters,
>> >>
>> >> Yes; there is no difference between locking and unlocking the taskbar.
>> >> Any
>> >> other thoughts?
>> >>
>> >> Jos
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
>> >> news:eUsi64pRFHA.2384@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> > Jos, have you unlocked the taskbar yet?
>> >> > Right-click on the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar.
>> >> >
>> >> > "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
>> >> > news:o Wg$fjpRFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Despite the fact that I enabled drag and drop option in the
>> >> >> advanced
>> >> >> Startmenu options, I am unable to rearrange items in my startmenu
>> >> >> or
>> >> >> quicklaunch bar.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Neither am I able to drag links from my desktop to the quick launch
>> > bar.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Anyone seen this before and knows what to do to correct this?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Working with windowsXp sp2.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Jos
>> >> >>
>> >> >> PS I have seen a article in the knowledge base that describes this
>> >> > behaviour
>> >> >> in windows 2000 but not in XP. The solution offered there does not
>> >> >> work
>> >> >> in
>> >> >> XP either
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
April 23, 2005 3:18:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

That did solve the problem (for the moment?) Now the question "what caused
this and how did Kelly solve this?" is driving me mad.

However I won't let it ruin my weelend.

Jos
"Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> schreef in bericht
news:eeMaHz9RFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Thx, actually it drives me crazy. Why do I bother that much, while it's
> just a minor irritant problem.
>
> I'll check out the site.
>
> Jos
>
> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
> news:eeq4Rw1RFHA.2788@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Well, that would drive me mad.
>> Since you have enabled dragging and dropping, etc. I wonder if you have
>> been
>> to the Kelly's Korner site? She has an edit there to return the Taskbar
>> to
>> default functionality. Of course, the problem is actually the Quick
>> Launch.
>> I would think that trying her tweak could do no harm, though:
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>> #164, right column
>> "Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality"Restore Taskbar to Default
>> Functionality
>>
>> "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
>> news:eM8kBsxRFHA.1392@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Mr?. Waters, thx for your replies,
>>>
>>> When I click and hold an icon on my desktop, and hold down the
>>> "ctrl"-key,
>> I
>>> can drag the icon (with a plus in the bottom-left) all over the desktop.
>>> However when I reach the bottom of the screen the icon changes to the
>>> circle/slash symbol. If (as I do) I have my taskbar hidden, it does not
>> show
>>> up while dragging the icon. I have tested it while having the taskbar
>>> allways visible. Then as soon as I drag the icon over the taskbas it
>> changes
>>> to the circle/slach symbol.
>>>
>>> When I click and hold an icon already on the quicklaunch bar and try to
>> move
>>> it within the quicklaunchbar; a symbol with a verical bar is supposed to
>>> appear to indicate where you are placing the icon. However in my
>>> situation
>>> no symbol appears. While dragging I noticed the icon that the mouce
>>> hoover
>>> over, is selected.
>>>
>>> Hope this triggers a solution.
>>>
>>> Jos
>>>
>>>
>>> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
>>> news:uKgJperRFHA.3192@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> > That is unfortunate. In my experience, sometimes I am forced to move
>>> > the
>>> > "slider" to the right to make an empty space in the Taskbar to receive
>>> > a
>>> > new
>>> > shortcut. When you are dragging the icon, can it cross the line and
>> enter
>>> > the Quick Launch while you drag? Does the circle/slash symbol ever
>>> > disappear
>>> > once you drag to the desired position? A detailed description may
>> provide
>>> > a
>>> > clue.
>>> >
>>> > "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
>>> > news:uAUsQqqRFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> >> Mr? Waters,
>>> >>
>>> >> Yes; there is no difference between locking and unlocking the
>>> >> taskbar.
>>> >> Any
>>> >> other thoughts?
>>> >>
>>> >> Jos
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> schreef in bericht
>>> >> news:eUsi64pRFHA.2384@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> >> > Jos, have you unlocked the taskbar yet?
>>> >> > Right-click on the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar.
>>> >> >
>>> >> > "Jos" <josabb@chello.nl> wrote in message
>>> >> > news:o Wg$fjpRFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> >> >> Despite the fact that I enabled drag and drop option in the
>>> >> >> advanced
>>> >> >> Startmenu options, I am unable to rearrange items in my startmenu
>>> >> >> or
>>> >> >> quicklaunch bar.
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >> Neither am I able to drag links from my desktop to the quick
>>> >> >> launch
>>> > bar.
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >> Anyone seen this before and knows what to do to correct this?
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >> Working with windowsXp sp2.
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >> Jos
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >> PS I have seen a article in the knowledge base that describes this
>>> >> > behaviour
>>> >> >> in windows 2000 but not in XP. The solution offered there does not
>>> >> >> work
>>> >> >> in
>>> >> >> XP either
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >
>>> >> >
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!