Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 66,592
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #30

    Hello Rainasu, and welcome Ten Forums.

    You could drag and drop the main taskbar on the main display to the secondary display to swap it on the displays without changing the main display.

    Change Taskbar Location on Screen in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #31

    @essenbe Thanks but not quite what I was looking for, I meant the custom Toolbars that you can create, the folder shortcuts I guess you can call them.

    @Brink Thank you, This seems to fix my issue :)

    Thank you both for the warm welcomes and quick answers!
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  3. Posts : 66,592
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #32

    You're most welcome. I'm glad we could help.
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  4. Posts : 12,791
    Windows 11 Pro
       #33

    I'm glad you have it fixed.
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  5. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #34

    This still works in 10. Custom pop up menu creator. Advanced shortcut.
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #35

    Hi Everyone,

    Do we have an option to add a new Toolbar folder via Powershell?
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  7. Posts : 66,592
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #36

    Bahtior said:
    Hi Everyone,

    Do we have an option to add a new Toolbar folder via Powershell?
    Hello Bahtior, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm not sure it's possible via PowerShell, but if it helps, you are able to backup and restore toolbars. This can be done on any Windows 10 computer or account.

    Backup and Restore Taskbar Toolbars in Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit v.1903 b.18362.900
       #37

    Single-Character Toolbar Names Save Space in the Taskbar


    My taskbar space is always at a premium, so short toolbar names are desirable. I like to give each toolbar a single-character name, using a symbol character which helps indicate its purpose. For example, here are four toolbars:

    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10-toolbars-2020-07-08-0937-r2b.png

    NTFS filenames use Unicode characters. Most Unicode characters, including symbols, are acceptable in Windows 10 folder names. The toolbars above resulted from creating the following folders (purpose noted in blue) and adding them as custom toolbars:

    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10-toolbar-folders-2020-07-08-1939-ra2.png

    I paste symbol characters into folder names after copying them from the Character Map utility. In Advanced view you can search for keywords such as "arrow" or "angle". Alternatively, grouping by Unicode Subrange offers several groups which show non-alphanumeric characters by type.

    There is an issue with locking the taskbar to hide the move/resize handles (as of Windows 10 version 1903). If a toolbar with a short name has been moved or resized in the taskbar, then locking the taskbar leaves its width unchanged, exposing its first icon. Resizing a toolbar moves or resizes the toolbar to its left, so the problem cascades.

    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10-toolbars-locked-w-icons-2020-07-09-1000-rb2.png

    The only workarounds I have found are:
    1. Leave the taskbar unlocked.🙁
    2. Remove the toolbars and add them again in order (left to right).😒 Lock the taskbar immediately if it is not already locked.

    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10-toolbars-locked-2020-07-09-0950-rb.png

    If workaround 2 becomes a bother, you could look into backing up and restoring your toolbars. I have not tried it.
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  9. Posts : 15,983
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3448
       #38

    George S said:
    My taskbar space is always at a premium, so short toolbar names are desirable.
    George,

    1 What, for the purposes of comparison, is the width like if you rename one of the toolbars 'Menus'. I ask because when I was experimenting I found that the toolbar would not get any narrower so I might as well use that as the folder name.

    2 There is no issue with icons being exposed. You can always avoid that. See steps 5, 6, 7 in my post #20 of this tutorial thread.

    My other guidance about Taskbar toolbars does not seem relevant to the particular points you are discussing in your post. Setting up Taskbar Toolbars - TenForums


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  10. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit v.1903 b.18362.900
       #39

    Hi Denis --

    Here is the width comparison you suggested. Using words for all four menu names would take the space of several toolbar icons.

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    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10-toolbars-w-menus-2020-07-09-1830-rb.png

    Thank you for pointing out steps 5, 6, and 7 I had read them too fast and missed a couple of details. Sorry to say, they don't seem to help for these single-character toolbar names.

    1. When I squeeze the toolbar in step 6, it shows just the first icon and ''.
    2. When I do Show Title in step 7, the toolbar shows the title '♪', half of the first icon, and ''. At this point I can squeeze the toolbar further to show just the title.
    3. Whether I do that or not, Lock the taskbar causes the toolbar to widen enough to show half or all of the first icon in addition to the title.

    I have this problem only with very short toolbar titles. It doesn't happen if the title is longer than a few characters.

    I linked to #20 You can drag Taskbar Toolbars to the left because I could find not a tutorial which describes the details of toolbar handles for moving/resizing, and I found that post has a number of helpful suggestions. I see that it is dated two years ago is it possible that Windows Updates have changed toolbar sizing behavior since then?

    -- George
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