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August 18, 2010 4:33:05 AM

For some reason, I really dislike having to right-click on the Windows Explorer icon to view my 'Pinned' and 'Frequent' folders. Is there anyway I can change it so that I can left-click on it instead.

Please don't suggest the drag-up technique or switching the left and right mouse buttons.

Thanks for any replies.

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a c 209 $ Windows 7
August 18, 2010 4:45:23 AM

I don't know of any way to do it using the Explorer icon.

What I did was to create a new toolbar, put it at the extreme left end of the taskbar, and then drag the normal icons as far left as possible so that only the toolbar title is visible with a ">>" beside it. With that set up, left-clicking on the ">>" shows a popup menu with folders in the toolbar that you can click on.
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August 18, 2010 4:22:49 PM

I tried this out, but I can't seem to get it next to my normal icons without squishing them. Another thing is, the toolbar I'm making is a folder with some folders in it, and when turn it into a toolbar, one of the folders is sorta showing. It's really awkward.
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
August 18, 2010 5:00:49 PM

This is what my toolbar looks like when I click the ">>" and then click a subfolder:

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August 19, 2010 5:32:31 PM

Ok, I got the first part down. No more awkward, barely peeking folder showing next to the >>. But how did you put the folder toolbar all the way to the far left? I tried unlocking the taskbar and then dragging my folder toolbar to the left, but my other icons are in the way...

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a c 209 $ Windows 7
August 19, 2010 11:42:19 PM

You just have to drag far enough. It won't actually snap over to the leftmost position until you've pretty much dragged the mouse pointer onto the start button.
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August 24, 2010 2:08:40 PM

This is kind of late, but I should reply.

I was confused about the little dotted separators and didn't know you had to hold them to drag them. Once I figured that out, it was a easy lol. Now I have a neat taskbar with a quick launch on the left side.

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August 24, 2010 2:08:57 PM

Best answer selected by markusaurileus.
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