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Anonymous
August 27, 2005 10:35:01 PM

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When I right click the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen in XP and
select Toolbars, then I get to see a menu listing of about 10 toobar
names.

Some of these toolbar names are ticked and those toolbars are visble.
Such as Quick Launch.

Others of these toolbar names are not ticked and are not visible.
Such as Address, Links, Desktop Manager, Google Desktop, and Windows
Media Player.

How can I ADD or REMOVE entries in this menu of toolbar names?

More about : add remove entries taskbar toolbar menu

Anonymous
August 28, 2005 1:26:50 PM

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Alex Coleman Wrote:
> When I right click the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen in XP and
> select Toolbars, then I get to see a menu listing of about 10 toobar
> names.
>
> Some of these toolbar names are ticked and those toolbars are visble.
> Such as Quick Launch.
>
> Others of these toolbar names are not ticked and are not visible.
> Such as Address, Links, Desktop Manager, Google Desktop, and Windows
> Media Player.
>
> How can I ADD or REMOVE entries in this menu of toolbar names?

Go to Start Menu\Settings\Taskbar Start Menu and you should be able to
figure out what your looking for there. Or go to Control Panal\Taskbar
Start menu. Same Differnce depending on layout.


--
terrorbyte
Anonymous
August 28, 2005 1:32:10 PM

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Alex Coleman Wrote:
> When I right click the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen in XP and
> select Toolbars, then I get to see a menu listing of about 10 toobar
> names.
>
> Some of these toolbar names are ticked and those toolbars are visble.
> Such as Quick Launch.
>
> Others of these toolbar names are not ticked and are not visible.
> Such as Address, Links, Desktop Manager, Google Desktop, and Windows
> Media Player.
>
> How can I ADD or REMOVE entries in this menu of toolbar names?

Go to Start Menu\Settings\Taskbar Start Menu and you should be able to
figure out what your looking for there. Or go to Control Panal\Taskbar
Start menu. Same Differnce depending on layout.


--
terrorbyte
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Anonymous
August 28, 2005 4:09:45 PM

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

>> How can I ADD or REMOVE entries in this menu of toolbar names?

To ADD one, click the "New Toolbar.." button available just below the
listing. OTOH, to create a band object, you need to know a programming
language. BTW, see Desk Bands implementation guide at:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...

>> REMOVE entries in this menu

Standard items (Address / Links / Desktop / Quick Launch) can't be REMOVED.
Obviously the third-party bands can be removed simply by unregistering the
corresponding band object and rebooting the system.


--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Alex Coleman" <coalie@nomail.com> wrote in message
news:96BFBD0B7971F31E75@204.153.244.156...
> When I right click the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen in XP and
> select Toolbars, then I get to see a menu listing of about 10 toobar
> names.
>
> Some of these toolbar names are ticked and those toolbars are visble.
> Such as Quick Launch.
>
> Others of these toolbar names are not ticked and are not visible.
> Such as Address, Links, Desktop Manager, Google Desktop, and Windows
> Media Player.
>
> How can I ADD or REMOVE entries in this menu of toolbar names?
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 9:40:38 PM

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> Alex Coleman Wrote:
>> When I right click the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen in
>> XP and select Toolbars, then I get to see a menu listing of
>> about 10 toobar names.
>>
>> Some of these toolbar names are ticked and those toolbars are
>> visble. Such as Quick Launch.
>>
>> Others of these toolbar names are not ticked and are not
>> visible. Such as Address, Links, Desktop Manager, Google
>> Desktop, and Windows Media Player.
>>
>> How can I ADD or REMOVE entries in this menu of toolbar names?


On Sun 28 Aug 2005 10:32:10, terrorbyte wrote:
<news:terrorbyte.1uh2dn@pcbanter.net>
>
> Go to Start Menu\Settings\Taskbar Start Menu and you should be
> able to figure out what your looking for there. Or go to Control
> Panal\Taskbar Start menu. Same Differnce depending on layout.

I had a good look there but it is not what I want.
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 9:44:44 PM

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On Sun 28 Aug 2005 07:51:45, Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
<news:#jjmHt5qFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>

>
>>> How can I ADD or REMOVE entries in this menu of toolbar names?
>
> To ADD one, click the "New Toolbar.." button available just
> below the listing. OTOH, to create a band object, you need to
> know a programming language. BTW, see Desk Bands implementation
> guide at:
>
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
> shellcc/platform/Shell/programmersguide/shell_adv/bands.asp
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
> shellcc/platform/shell/programmersguide/samples/bands/readme.asp
>
>>> REMOVE entries in this menu
>
> Standard items (Address / Links / Desktop / Quick Launch) can't
> be REMOVED. Obviously the third-party bands can be removed
> simply by unregistering the corresponding band object and
> rebooting the system.

Your last sentence sounds like exactly what I want to do.
Unfortunately I have never heard of deskbands before and the link is
too technical.

All I know is that when I installed Google Desktop Search recently it
put an entry in the menu which comes up when I right click the task
bar and then select Toolbars.

In the top part I have got those things you call standard items
(Address / Links / Desktop / Quick Launch). I would like to add my
own entry. HOW do i do this? I don't mind making a registry change
if necessary.
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 9:44:45 PM

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Alex Coleman wrote:
> On Sun 28 Aug 2005 07:51:45, Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
> <news:#jjmHt5qFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>
>
>>
>>>> How can I ADD or REMOVE entries in this menu of toolbar names?
>>
>> To ADD one, click the "New Toolbar.." button available just
>> below the listing. OTOH, to create a band object, you need to
>> know a programming language. BTW, see Desk Bands implementation
>> guide at:
>>
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>> shellcc/platform/Shell/programmersguide/shell_adv/bands.asp
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>> shellcc/platform/shell/programmersguide/samples/bands/readme.asp
>>
>>>> REMOVE entries in this menu
>>
>> Standard items (Address / Links / Desktop / Quick Launch) can't
>> be REMOVED. Obviously the third-party bands can be removed
>> simply by unregistering the corresponding band object and
>> rebooting the system.
>
> Your last sentence sounds like exactly what I want to do.
> Unfortunately I have never heard of deskbands before and the link is
> too technical.
>
> All I know is that when I installed Google Desktop Search recently it
> put an entry in the menu which comes up when I right click the task
> bar and then select Toolbars.
>
> In the top part I have got those things you call standard items
> (Address / Links / Desktop / Quick Launch). I would like to add my
> own entry. HOW do i do this? I don't mind making a registry change
> if necessary.

Alex

The Google application uses a custom Deskband to add that entry in the toolbars list. If creating a deskband is too technical for you, then you cannot add an item to that list.

Your best workaround for this is to simply create your own toolbar using the New Toolbar option. Create a new folder with the name that you want your new toolbar to display, click the New Toolbar menu item, navigate to the new folder you created and select it. You can add shortcuts or programs to this toolbar, using drag and drop, as you would with any other toolbar.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
January 10, 2010 2:40:44 AM

On a similar note... (if a bit late) ...I have 'something' in my list of toolbars available... whether I right-click Taskbar and select "Toolbars >", or I go to Start button properties and the Toolbars tab. But that only allows me to show/hide the aforementioned 'something'... not 'remove' it completely.

I say 'something' because the darn name of the toolbar is shown as: ?? ???(S)
...that's all the information I have.

If I try to 'show' it... Win7 warns that it is incompatible and asks if I want to show it anyway. If I choose to do so... nothing ...appears on the taskbar, and unchecking it removes nothing. It's not a virus... I'm well protected, and scanned.

So... if someone could tell me where in the registry to look for the taskbar toobar 'section', if any, I might excise the #@%$ thing totally/permanently.

-RD
January 10, 2010 10:26:49 AM

might be worth posting this on the win7 board
!