Adding and removing Icons in the taskbar under XP!

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What used to be easy under 98 is impossible under XP. HOW DO I ADD OR REMOVE SHORCUTS TO THE TASKBAR OR START MENU UNDER XP ? Is there a secret button, a magic door, a lever ? May the mystery be solved here and today or may the end of the world fall upon us. :evil:
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Throw me a bone here! Thank you.
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I'm pretty sure windows xp likes to store your most frequently used programs under the start menu.

Are you asking about the quick launch toolbar? If so you can just rclick your taskbar, then toolbars, then quick launch. You can then add however many shortcuts you want in that.
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Specificall where do I click? What is a task bar? What is a tool bar? C'mon, in English please. 8)
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If you just want to remove a shortcut, then just right click and select DELETE
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Are you talking about the systray? on the far left of the start menu?[/img]
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I want to add and remove things from the start menu and lower screen menu bar. In WIN98 I could just left lick and open a folder. This does not work on XP. What is the secret. English please. Thank you and may the force be with you... always.
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To add/delete things from the start menu go to C:\ > Documents and Settings > Click on your user name > Start Menu. And then go from there. Instead of clicking on your user name, you can also do All Users to make the changes to the start menu for everyone who uses the computer.

As far as adding icons to the taskbar (the bar at the bottom of the screen), right click the taskbar > Toolbars > Quick Launch. That will enable the icons in the taskbar and then you can add/remove icons from it just like you did with Windows 98.
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What i did was change the theme to windows classic, then all you have to do is drag the quicklaunch icons to the taskbar
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you don't even need to change it to classic. Just to the right of START, right click and select Toolbars,
Quick Launch. From there you can drag and drop.

The START menu itself is drag and drop be default.
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True, however if like me you like loads of things in the quick launch and have your bar twice as big plus got a LCD moniter with max res of 1024x768 it is better to have classic mode as it aint as bulky.

If you got high res then theres no need

*wishes he got a higher res moniter :(*
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oh no! I LOVE windows classic! Image

I was just saying he didn't need to take that step first.
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LOL, oh sorry i misunderstood, btw what ever you put after "classic!" aint showing up just a red x was it a smiley?

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