Quick Launch Icon Size
My new computer monitor arrived yesterday. It is a computer monitor by HP that has a size of 24"which is a lot larger than my previous 19" computer monitor.
Pretty much feels like working with two 19" monitors only that you got everything on one screen now.
One thing that I noticed after connecting the new computer monitor to my computer system was that the quick launch bar was missing from the Windows Taskbar.
Not sure why that happened but it was not there anymore. A right-click on the Windows Taskbar and the selection of properties displayed the menu that allowed me to enable the Quick Launch feature again on the taskbar.
This time however the icons where large so that only two icons fit next to each other in one row. Back with the 19" there were four icons in one row and that's the way I wanted it again with the new computer monitor as well.
The large icons look too grainy and unprofessional and waste lots of space. After unsuccessfully searching for a way to enable small icons again I remembered that you had to unlock the toolbar first to access that setting. Another great usability idea of Microsoft.
A right-click on the Windows Taskbar and the selection of Lock The Toolbar did unlock the toolbar. Another right-click on free space in the Quick Launch area revealed the new View context menu entry that made it possible to switch between large and small icons for the Quick Launch toolbar.
Update: Please note that Microsoft has removed the option to enable the Quick Launch toolbar from Windows 7. While you can still add it using a bit of magic - check out how to enable quick launch in Windows 7 or newer - it is not really needed anymore as you can pin items to the taskbar directly in the operating system.Advertisement