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    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Add Toolbars on the Taskbar in Windows 10
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    02 Mar 2018
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    How to Add Toolbars on the Taskbar in Windows 10


    Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and switch between your apps. You can also see the date and time, system icons, and items running in the background on the notification area. You can make the taskbar look how you want, manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it, change the size, change location on screen, and specify how taskbar buttons group together when you have more than one window open.

    You can also add toolbars to the taskbar. The default toolbars include Address, Links, Desktop, and any new toolbars (custom) added by the user or an application.

    If you have more than one extended display connected to your PC, then toolbars will only show on the taskbar on your main display by default.

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


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


    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


    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 Desktop Toolbar to Taskbar


    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 FOUR Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Add New Custom Toolbar to Taskbar


    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.    07 Oct 2017 #1

    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; 07 Oct 2017 at 07:46.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       07 Oct 2017 #2

    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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    07 Oct 2017 #3

    Well ok then, thank you for the reply and as always your excellent forum.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       07 Oct 2017 #4

    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
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    07 Oct 2017 #5

    Will do.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

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       07 Oct 2017 #6

    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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       07 Oct 2017 #7

    From my laptop
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  8.    07 Oct 2017 #8

    Thanks Cliff, nice to know it is not only me.
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  9.    07 Oct 2017 #9

    Totally weird huh?
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