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Vista: Move Quick Launch to Side of Screen [ID:149] (1/1)

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In Vista you can no longer move your quick launch toolbar to the side of the screen. For users who have been running XP for a long time, this can be quite painful.

Here are the instructions. The original author of these instructions over at tech-recipes is hack_vista.

Uploaded on 11th February 2007, running time 3 minutes.

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16. Hermes In Big Discount Apricot Tue, 11 May 2010 19:32

very nice.. I tried everything to make my vista desktop work loike my old xp . Now I can


15. canada goose winterjas mannen 2014 Wed, 24 Feb 2010 02:49

Much appreciated - that has been annoying me for some time...!

14. anonymous Thu, 03 Sep 2009 06:44

great little hack!

13. anonymous Wed, 02 Sep 2009 11:05

Hi, nice trick! Any idea how to do that in windows 7 (after having re-enabled the quick launch bar of course)?

Thanks a lot

12. anonymous Sat, 06 Jun 2009 20:05


11. anonymous Sat, 06 Jun 2009 13:16

wicked :-)

10. anonymous Mon, 27 Apr 2009 02:11

Excellent - Thank you

9. anonymous Tue, 11 Nov 2008 19:21

Quick Launch is just a folder anyway: C:\Documents and Settings\(user)\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

so why not just find that folder and drag it to the edge of screen as you do with New Folder?

should save 3-4 steps in fact.

8. anonymous Wed, 27 Aug 2008 04:09

A life-saver - thanks. I can't believe they made it this difficult in Vista.

7. anonymous Mon, 25 Aug 2008 15:40

Thanks a lot!!! I've been trying to move the QuickLaunch Toolbar to the side of my screen for quite a long time before I finnaly found this guide. Funny, but Vista Help says that it is possible to move this toolbar to the side of the screen just like it was done in the good-old-XP... Well, you can always be sure not to trust M$...

Once again, thanks a lot!

6. anonymous Fri, 08 Feb 2008 17:24

Finally,..a solution!!!

I've been holding off downgrading my system to Vista

for the sole fact I could'nt add multiple Toolbars like XP.

Thanks for the info.

5. anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 17:48


I'm so happy for this tip!

My problem is solved!


4. anonymous Wed, 11 Jul 2007 18:31

nice tip to move my COMPUTER tooldar on the top of desktop .... thank you

3. anonymous Mon, 02 Jul 2007 14:25

great info. . .love my quick launch on the side, am lost without it. Thanks!

2. anonymous Sat, 28 Apr 2007 01:53

Please add this to as I'm sure there are lots of users there who would need to know how to resolve another annoying Vista issue.

Thank you !!!!

I wasted my time to find a solution to move the quick launch !

Thank you soooo much !!!

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