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The SEs love Monday as there is 5 days to make more money and I have the whole week to untangle knots that may come up today. Fridays' are less that ideal for me as I have to wrap up everything or could be working on the weekend. - most distasteful.
third party products in win 10 only one thing is sure: the next 10 update will reset it's preferences, disable it, break any dependencies then delete it ... IOW anything you find is only going to be good for a few months at best.
rather then firefighting win updates get your productivity back: go linux or mac.
rather then firefighting win updates get your productivity back: go linux
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Here's what you do...
1. Right-click the task bar
2. Slide up to the toolbar menu.
3. Slide over to the New toolbar... menu item (see this for example : https://i.stack.imgur.com/hlVJv.png^ )
4. YOu will then select a folder that will appear on your taskbar. (I made one named toolbar.) That folder name will appear on your taskbar.
5. Next, drop in any shortcuts that you want to start from there.
6. Once you drop in some shortcuts you will see a little down arrow on your taskbar.
when you click that down arrow you will see the quick launch items -- items you can click to start.
It looks like the this : https://i.stack.imgur.com/qLtNw.png[^]
- I kept the default shortcut names for a couple of items I dropped in there so you can tell they are shortcuts.
NOTE: I use a vertical taskbar so you may think the taskbar looks odd in my snapshots.
Ironic that you mention that, as I'm writing an app-launcher as an eventual article. Launch websites, apps (and files associated with apps) and explorer.
One of the things that drives me nuts is the default location of apps -- with my launcher, you can "easily" specify the default starting location, including overriding the location with simple quadrant selection of all your monitors.
That part, positioning the window, is a bear. Windows does not make it easy.
It's not quite that simple. Applications like Visual Studio add their brand to the window title, maybe also "(Administrator)", though of course matching a substring is trivial. The main problem is that apps like VS take forever to load, so what do you set an acceptable timeout to for "wait for the window to show up before moving it?"
Then there's the scenario where I might want two instances of the same explorer window open. The titles match exactly, but finding the correct window handle is a bear that I haven't successfully wrestled to the ground yet.