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Making a folder toolbar for Windows Startmenu taskbar tutorial + video

Better organize your files and make them easy to access by using your Windows Desktop Start Menu’s task bar to access and launch your frequently used files, and programs. It is very east to make a startmenu taskbar toolbar. There is no programming, or editing required to do this tutorial. You just need to know how to use your computer mouse.

You first need to make a folder with your most used icons. I used my desktop folder since all the icons to my commonly used files, and programs are on my desktop.

All you have to do is right click your Windows Start Menu’s task bar and pick Toolbars then New toolbars.

 New toolbar

You now have to select your folder you want to use to make your toolbar.

If you want to change the appearance of your toolbar, right click your toolbar. You can lock your tool bar, hide the title of your toolbar, hide the text labels, make the icons big and small, and you can move the icons to a different position on your tool bar by dragging and dropping the icons. If you are not using your toolbar, you can even “Close toolbar”.

Toolbar appearance customization
3 comments… add one
  • Laura M August 30, 2010, 9:31 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial, you have a great site. 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  • Johnson Yip August 30, 2010, 11:24 pm

    You’re welcome, thanks for all the comments.

  • Scandi January 29, 2011, 5:50 pm

    I actually like to make my Windows desktop look like a Mac!

    I’ve found an easy installer that gets you Mac cursors for Windows. It’s works with 7, Vista and XP. Worth giving a try.

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