Jul 17 2021 12:50 AM
Jul 17 2021 12:50 AM
I notice that in Windows 11 it is no longer possible (yet) to create a sub toolbar in the toolbar for easy access to "This Computer, address, links, desktop, etc. "
I'm going to miss that, because I used that a lot in Windows 10. Hopefully that will come.
Jul 17 2021 02:57 AM
Aug 09 2021 09:33 AM
Sep 11 2021 01:49 PM
@truus22 I've used Winaero Tweaker, which allows setting Taskbar back to "the old days" adding new toolbars. Ita also changes the majority of windows UI back to old also. Start & Search doesn't seam to work.
I'm now working on the grounds that if Winaero can bring this back, there has to be a tweak or a setting for us users to ammend the Tasbar. The ability is still there, but hiding..
Sep 11 2021 01:58 PM - edited Sep 11 2021 02:05 PM
Of course, you can do this, but Microsoft has removed it for security reasons.
This requirement has been identified as a top priority (0 - trust)
Sep 11 2021 02:41 PM
Oct 29 2021 11:40 AM
Here is a very workable solution:
1) Download & install Explorer++ (https://explorerplusplus.com/)
2) Create a folder that contains your Shortcuts
3) Set your Shortcuts folder as the default Exporor++ folder
4) In Explorer++, set the View options as "List" and "Ignore File Extensions"
5) Size the window to fit around your list of Shortcuts
6) Pin Explorer++ to the Taskbar
That should do it. It isn't as pretty as a Toolbar, but it is the best solution that I have found.
Oct 29 2021 01:14 PM - edited Oct 29 2021 01:15 PM
Microsoft - it is really really poor practice to remove functionality that people use daily and have come to rely on.
It takes a long time to configure environments so they work for one and it would be nice to see a little more respect for your user base.
Oct 30 2021 11:11 AM
I have been a Windows user since version 3.1. It has been a long practice for Microsoft (Apple does it, too) to make usage decisions for us. I am a power user. Most of my Windows friends have never even used File Manager. So, Microsoft makes these changes to cater to the low-end "normal" user instead of the rest of us. It is absolutely a necessity to NOT remove the functionality that more powerful users rely on. Move these features around, but don't get rid of them.
I did leave out one step on my workaround:
Set it to a "Single Click" launch method.
Oct 30 2021 06:20 PM
Oct 31 2021 01:13 AM
Nov 12 2021 09:56 AM
Simply install System Tray Menu App from Microsoft Store for FREE!
Nov 12 2021 02:07 PM - edited Nov 12 2021 02:07 PM
Great find! A very workable compromise solution. My only ideal addition would be to be able to add more than one folder to be a complete Desktop menu solution since desktop icons appear in both User and Public locations.