I find it really very convenient to use the Quick Launch toolbar or the QL toolbar for starting various programs on my computer, primarily since it is faster. I don’t have to go through the Start button, nor do I have to minimize the windows to get to the desktop.

In this article I will be providing you with information on how to go about adding the buttons to your Windows QL toolbar.

You must be already aware of the fact that the Quick Launch toolbar always appears on the right side of the Start button. If your minimized applications start immediately after the Start button, it means that your Quick Launch toolbar has not been enabled.

You can enable the Quick Launch toolbar easily by right clicking anywhere on the taskbar (except over the Start button) and hovering over the option, Toolbars. It opens a list from where you will need to check on the ‘Quick Launch’ option.

It is very easy to add and remove the program buttons from the Quick Launch (QL) toolbar (as the name suggests, it helps in launching most frequently used applications pretty quickly). To remove any application or program, all you need to do is right click on the icon in the QL toolbar and delete it. Please be reminded that the program does not get uninstalled from your computer when you delete it from the Quick Launch toolbar.

Adding the programs in the Quick Launch toolbar is very simple as well. You could just drag and drop it from the Start menu programs. You could also drag and drop the icons from the desktop shortcuts and add it to your QL toolbar.

If there are any folders in your computer which you use quite frequently, you could first create a desktop shortcut, and then drag it to the Quick Launch toolbar. They will easily take their position in the toolbar.

Ideally there will be three buttons visible on the QL toolbar, but if you wish to expose some more buttons, you can right click on the taskbar and uncheck the Lock the Taskbar option. You will now see dotted lines on both sides of the QL toolbar. You can use the mouse to resize or move the position of your toolbar now.

Related: Not finding your Show Desktop option when you right click ? See how to retrieve ‘Show Desktop’ back in your right click.


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