In one of our previous articles, we covered how to enable the good old Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 10. The problem is that out of the box, it shows very small icons. Users who have high resolution displays have a very tiny Quick Launch - not useful at all. However, the Quick Launch toolbar can display bigger icons. Here is a quick tip on how you can enable it.
If you are a long-time Windows user, you might be more comfortable with using the Quick Launch toolbar on the taskbar instead of pinned taskbar shortcuts. Quick Launch is more compact (takes far less space), allows multiple rows and once it is enabled, running programs always appear to its right. Regular Winaero blog readers might be already knowing how to get back the good old Quick Launch toolbar in modern versions of Windows since I've covered it multiple times. Today, I would like to share a tip which will save your time - how to quickly add a new shortcut to the Quick Launch toolbar.
Here is good news for everyone who is expecting Windows 10 RTM. It might be done this week. Windows 10 has reached the release candidate (RC) stage. So, if Microsoft decides that the operating system is good enough for daily use, it will be signed off.
One of my favorite features of the taskbar is the Quick Launch toolbar. This small yet useful toolbar was located near the Start button in previous Windows versions like Windows XP and earlier. It was enabled by default for the last time in Windows Vista, but with the release of Windows 7, Microsoft decided to drop official support for the Quick Launch toolbar in favor of pinning icons to the taskbar. Quick Launch has not been completely removed and can be revived in Windows 10. It is not so obvious to a novice user how to enable Quick Launch in Windows 10 as it involves numerous steps and cannot be automated. In this article, we will see how to add the Quick Launch back to the taskbar in Windows 10.