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    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10

    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Add Toolbars on the Taskbar in Windows 10

    Published by BrinkCategory: Customization
    21 Oct 2016 Last Updated: 28 Apr 2017 at 18:00

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    How to Add Toolbars on the Taskbar in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The taskbar includes the Start button, buttons for currently running tasks, pinned apps, custom toolbars, the notification area, and the system clock. Toolbars include Address, Links, Bing Search (if installed), Desktop, and other custom toolbars created by the user or by an application.

    This tutorial will show you how to add toolbars to the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:





    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Add Address Toolbar to Taskbar

    Note   Note
    The Address toolbar is the equivalent of a URL bar on the taskbar, so you can type in frequently used websites or file locations like in the address bar of File Explorer and Internet Explorer.
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    1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on Address to check it.

    2. If you like, you can unlock the taskbar, drag this toolbar to how you want it, then lock the taskbar (if wanted) when finished.

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    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Add Links Toolbar to Taskbar

    Note   Note
    The Links toolbar includes your favorite website links from the Favorites Bar in Internet Explorer for quick access on the taskbar.
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    1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on Links to check it.

    2. If you like, you can unlock the taskbar, drag this toolbar to how you want it, then lock the taskbar (if wanted) when finished.

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    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Add Bing Search Toolbar to Taskbar

    Note   Note
    When you have Bing Desktop installed, you will have the Bing Search toolbar available that lets you quickly search the Internet with Bing in your default web browser from the taskbar.
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    1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on Bing Search to check it.

    2. If you like, you can unlock the taskbar, drag this toolbar to how you want it, then lock the taskbar (if wanted) when finished.

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    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Add Desktop Toolbar to Taskbar

    Note   Note
    The Desktop toolbar let's you quickly access all items located on your desktop and default shell:desktop from the taskbar.
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    1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on Desktop to check it.

    2. If you like, you can unlock the taskbar, drag this toolbar to how you want it, then lock the taskbar (if wanted) when finished.

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    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Add New Custom Toolbar to Taskbar

    Note   Note
    A New toolbar allows you to adds a custom toolbar with the contents of any drive, folder, or network location of your choice.


    1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on New toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Navigate to and select the location (ex: Libraries) you want to add as a toolbar, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

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    3. The selected location (ex: Libraries) will now be added as a toolbar on your taskbar. (see screenshot below)

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    4. If you like, you can unlock the taskbar, drag this toolbar to how you want it, then lock the taskbar (if wanted) when finished.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Hi Brink,
    Not a big deal, just wondered if you had seen this before.
    When I add the Desktop toolbar to taskbar I get 2 X Control Panel, one opens All Control Panel Items in Explorer while the other one eventually expands to several "(Empty)" submenu choices on the fly outs. I know they are not actually empty because I can access them via Explorer. All the other Toolbars and submenus work as expected.
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    I also have that blank doc at the top of the first expansion which is kind of odd.
    Last edited by Hemimax; 2 Weeks Ago at 07:46.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2
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    Hello Richard,

    I see the same thing with the Desktop toolbar. I suppose Microsoft didn't update it since the Control Panel is eventually going to be phased out for Settings.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3
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    Well ok then, thank you for the reply and as always your excellent forum.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4
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    It wouldn't hurt to send feedback to Microsoft about it to hopefully get it fixed.

    Send Feedback to Microsoft in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5
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    Will do.
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6
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    I have that empty one on my main PC with a GTX 1080, I see you have a GTX 1070 and Shawn has a GTX 760.
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    My ASUS laptop has integrated intel graphics, and does not have that empty file above admin tools, so maybe it's a NVIDIA thing, and not Microsoft.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7
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    From my laptop
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8
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    Thanks Cliff, nice to know it is not only me.
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #9
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    Totally weird huh?
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