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    Quick Launch is Back!!!

    No - Not in Windows 8 or anything like that. Still not sure why Microsoft decided to start excluding it with their OS. But although I've been running Win7 for quite a while, I didn't know it didn't have a Quick Launch Bar until last week when I stumbled on it during a conversation with someone.

    That's because whenever I format a pc, the first thing I install (for the past 11 years) is True Launch Bar.

    With True Launch Bar you can have your Quick Launch Bar back. It can look and feel exactly as you remember. Or you can use the ton of free addons to enhance it into a beast that will get you back to work and not searching for what you need.

    Just try it. You'll like it. I love it. But I'm a pretty lovable guy. erm ... I mean ... nah, that'll do.

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    You can enable quick launch in Win7 with a registry tweak. First thing I did after migrating from XP .
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    True Launch Bar is still better. And safer for most folks than registry editing.
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    Installed on the above recommendation, and it blows the regular quick launch away. Just bought a copy. Thanks, Dennis!
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    Looking at the screen shots, that looks like a nightmare.

    I just pin my most frequent apps to the task bar, and the 2nd most frequent to the top of the start menu.

    Granted I never liked the old quick launch, as it wasted task bar space; so that's just me.

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    IMO pinning is a lot easier and better than a quick launch bar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattS View Post
    IMO pinning is a lot easier and better than a quick launch bar...
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    I have to say that this is one of the best things about 7. I can't recall whether or not it was in Vista , but the way this was done in 7 is absolutely the best thing. I keep the most used apps there, and in the start menu, and I'm done. Not a ton of need for anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Installed on the above recommendation, and it blows the regular quick launch away. Just bought a copy. Thanks, Dennis!
    And you had a different system before, right?

    Those of you that haven't tried it yet disregard it --- well --- exactly! --- You haven't tried it. You have no idea if it's better or worse than what you're using.

    I know that someone said, based on the screenshots, it seems a cluster ...

    The screenshots are included on site to show you that you can make it as simple or complex as you like. It's your choice if you want to use every plugin and option. I choose to use it EXACTLY like I used Quick Launch - But I do have one area that I have folders of stuff I use all the time grouped in.

    There's a free trial. Go ahead - download, install, trial. Then come back and tell us what you think based on that experience.
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    Yes, I was using the ordinary quick launch for a few things I use all the time. This is likely also going to replace Rocket Dock and make my xplorer2 (Windows explorer replacement) a little less necessary. Very handy app, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Yes, I was using the ordinary quick launch for a few things I use all the time. This is likely also going to replace Rocket Dock and make my xplorer2 (Windows explorer replacement) a little less necessary. Very handy app, IMHO.
    I cant stand that thing either. So I think It's just a "me" thing.

    It's probably why I don't like that icon bar on OSX either. I feel it just gets in the way when using a Mac.

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    I keep RocketDock hidden until I roll over it. Handy to start apps I use all the time like browsers, shell and so on. It occasionally misbehaves, so maybe this quick launch can replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    It occasionally misbehaves, so maybe this quick launch can replace it.
    I think that's one of the reasons I gave up on it. It's much easier for me to hit the "Win + D" key combo and launch the desktop icon. Then "Win + D" again to put my windows back.

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    Well, I hate clutter, so I hide all my desktop icons.
    RD for fast access, pinned to the start menu for a longer list, and now this version of quick launch rounds that out. Belt and suspenders.
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    I find it faster to just type in the Win 7 search bar. No searching thru menus and no clutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCTechMe View Post
    I find it faster to just type in the Win 7 search bar. No searching thru menus and no clutter.
    That in combination with an SSD = win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    That in combination with an SSD = win.
    100% Agreed! SSD does show big difference in performance after replaced with SATA last week!

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