How to : Get Back / Enable Quick Launch in Windows 7

This post will help you get the old quick launch menu in Taskbar. The new Taskbar in Windows 7 has excluded Quick Launch Menu as a default option, though the functionality still exists in Windows 7. So follow the steps below to get the old type quick launch menu back in your Taskbar.

Unlock the Taskbar

  • Right Click the Taskbar
  • Uncheck Lock the Taskbar



Create a New toolbar

  • Right Click the Taskbar
  • Go to Toolbars
  • Click on New Toolbar


  • Now, Within the Given Windows Paste the code given below
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch



Making Changes to get the old feel back

  • Right Click the Quick Launch bar
  • Uncheck Show Text


  • Now, Drag the Quick Launch Menu to the extreme left
  • This will get it right next to start menu & move the other pinned apps to the right.


  • Now,
  • Right Click the quick launch menu
  • Uncheck Show Title




  • Now, Right Click the Quick Launch Menu
  • Click on View
  • Click on Large Icons



  • Now, Right click on Taskbar
  • Click on Lock the Taskbar


This will Enable your Quick Launch Menu. If you would like to add or more items from this menu :

  • Unlock the Taskbar
  • Right Click the Item and click delete to delete
  • If you would like to add an item, just Drag & drop to the quick launch menu

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