How Do I Move Taskbar Buttons Around?

 
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Hapy



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:30 pm    Post subject:

I used to use Button Boogie (from PC Magazine) to slide my taskbar buttons into any order I wanted. But Boogie don't boogie in Windowx XP. The program also let me asign a size and position on-screen for each window and would automatically return programs to their spot when I loaded them.

I need these features in XP... any programs out there?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:42 pm    Post subject:

Drag and Drop. Wink
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tomjross



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 2:48 pm    Post subject:

Wanna explain "drag and drop" Sipowicz cause I'd love to be able to do it.
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gsterry



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:36 pm    Post subject:

PMFJI, but I think he means you can drag any icon to the QuickLaunch Toolbar and drop it there in the order you like :unsure:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:47 pm    Post subject:

How right you are Scott. But you failed to mention that the mouse has to be used. Click-drag-drop. Wink Surprised
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gsterry



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:59 pm    Post subject:

Details, details, details Wink
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falliston



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:40 pm    Post subject:

Fine for the quick launch area, but it doesn't help with the taskbar. They just load up in the order you open the apps.

At work I have 10-12 apps running all the time, and I get used to the order. But when one craps out and needs reloading it goes to the bottom of the pile (I use a left hand vertical taskbar).

It would be nice to be able to put it back where I want it.
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RandomBox



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 7:28 pm    Post subject:

Please make sure that your TaskBar is not LOCKED!
Click the right mouse button while hovering over the TaskBar and select "Lock the Taskbar" from the popup menu! Then you should be able to move the icons around!

To save/recall the window size of most applications, please left-click the "X" (Close) icon (on the top right-most of the window) WHILE holding the SHIFT key at the same time!

Are these the answers to your questions Hapy?! If not, please clarify your questions!
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gsterry



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:05 pm    Post subject:

Sorry for the confusion Sad

'Box, I tried that and couldn't get things moving around :huh:
I'm an Alt+Tab person anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:37 am    Post subject:

Maybe you like Taskbar Commander? Not exactly drag 'n' drop but at least a tool to move the taskthings around.
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Hapy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:45 am    Post subject:

The SHIFT/left-click-to-close doesn't work on all programs. And unlocking the taskbar still won't allow you to move your program taskbar buttons around. PC Mag needs to do a Button Boogie for WinXP.
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RandomBox



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 3:11 am    Post subject:

My Bad,
I was thinking that Hapy was asking how to move the icons in the QuickLaunch area of the TaskBar! In order to use QuickLaunch; it must first be enabled via right click TaskBar >> ToolBars >> QuickLauch! Then you can drag and drop for single click launch of icons that have been drag-n-drop in QuickLaunch! I have been using the QuickLaunch for so long that I take it for granted everyone else does too! I apologize!
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Here is another method of launching applications without cluttering the desktop, that may be of interest to others!
Create Multiple TaskBars on the DeskTop
Create Multiple TaskBars on the DeskTop instead of using "Hide Inactive Icons" function. This one is so cute and never knew it even existed until I read about it few months ago (07/03). I used it to create a second TaskBar on the right side of my screen (with the AutoHide key enabled). Instead of using the "Hide Inactive Icons", I keep all my trash that normally clutters up my desktop inside this Folder/TaskBar!
And I am way anal about keeping the desktop neat!
1. Create new Folder on desktop (right click desktop>>New>>Folder) and name it errrrrrr "MyTaskBar" (? lol)
2. Left Click on the Folder and Hold Down the Left Click.
3. Now drag and "bump" the Folder against any wall of the desktop (righ/left/top/bottom)
4. Presto! Now you can fiddle with the properties (right Click) of the Folder to make it AutoHide or whatever!
Notes:
* Unfortunately, this Folder MUST always reside on the desktop and cannot be taken away.
* This new Taskbar created is actually a shortcut referring to this Folder!
* You can (I guess) change the icon of this folder if you wish!
* I donít know what the limit of this feature is:
* Thus, I would not attempt to create too many (<3) of these
* Nor would I attempt to bump one on the same location as the present and the real TaskBar!
* Select small fonts/icons for stuff that you put in there
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Please let me know if this is of use to you!
Or am I barking hot air again as usual?
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gsterry



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 3:42 pm    Post subject:

Quote:
My Bad,
I was thinking that Hapy was asking...
Thanks for clarifying Smile
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RandomBox



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 8:07 pm    Post subject:

gsterry >> does that mean that this method worked??
Have you tried my bonus feature at the end of my post? I love that little trick!
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gsterry



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:33 pm    Post subject:

Sorry for the confusion... I thought I'd try moving the task bar items around with your method, but we all got confused (I think).

I was just following the thread and jumped in... sorry Sad
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thruska



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hapy wrote:
I used to use Button Boogie (from PC Magazine) to slide my taskbar buttons into any order I wanted. But Boogie don't boogie in Windowx XP. The program also let me asign a size and position on-screen for each window and would automatically return programs to their spot when I loaded them.

I need these features in XP... any programs out there?


I realize this reply is about 4 years too late, but I was trying to recall the program I use in XP and ran into this thread. Since the OP didn't get a good response, I figured I'd throw in a real solution.

Taskbar Shuffle

That allows me to rearrange the buttons on the taskbar using drag-n-drop AND it also rearranges the icons in the taskbar notification area (i.e. the system tray). AND it is free (but the author appreciates donations - I've donated...it is a very useful product).

IMO, a very slick little tool. (Slightly unprofessional in the config dialog - 'ding ding, toot toot' - but otherwise fairly well-built).
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frnkln98



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Task Bar [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Here is a FreeTask Bar Utility:
http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/taskbarshuffle.htm
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