How to Add 'Empty Recycle Bin' to Quick Access Toolbar in Windows 10
InformationThe Empty Recycle Bin icon in Windows 10 is embedded into the Ribbon by default. This tutorial show you how to add the Empty Recycle Bin icon to the Quick Access Toolbar enabling you to delete all of the files in your Recycle Bin quickly in a single click.
1: Open the Recycle Bin and click Manage at the top of the Ribbon.
2: Right click on the Recycle Bin icon then choose Add to Quick Access Toolbar from the context menu.
3: The Empty Recycle Bin icon is now located at the top left of the Recycle Bin window.
The Quick Access Bar (QAB) is available on most, if not all, MS applications. I keep the ribbon minimized and add common functions to many apps.
The only drawback to QAB is that you cannot organize the icons - they remain in the order you add them. It would be better if you could drag them ala taskbar. If you plan your QAB, you can get it "just right" (until you decided to add something else - that gets tacked onto the end).
I'm sure there's a registry entry that controls the order, I haven't looked.
Here's my explorer QAB: Folder Options, Add to Favorites, Details Pane.
I had the Recycle Bin on Win8 but decided it was redundant (the desktop recycle bin). That's the cool thing about QABs - each user gets to decide how they want to access the feaures ... what is most convenient for them.
For me, QABs make Windows user friendly. I don't have to use up real estate for the ribbon and can still access the features/functions I use most. I never did like the ribbon - seems like an extra step to do anything if you keep it minimized.
I wrote this thread for WEMail over on SevenForums. The one thing people kept complaining about in WEMail was adding photos to an eMail - the default insert is a gallery. There is an add a single photo feature on the ribbon - I put that on my WEMail QAB so the default add gallery was easy to get around.
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