How to Add or Remove the Desktop Toolbar on Taskbar

This will show you how to add or remove the Desktop toolbar on the taskbar in Windows 7. This includes expandable shortcuts to Libraries, Homegroup, User Folder (your user-name folder), Computer, Network, Control Panel, and Recycle Bin.

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Sometimes the width of the taskbar changes even though it is locked
I use the Windows 7 taskbar at the right edge of my screen. I also enable the "Desktop" toolbar, and set the width of the taskbar to let me see three columns of Desktop icons (on the taskbar).
Sometimes Windows 7 resizes the taskbar (makes it narrower) even though I have locked the taskbar.
I think one of the times Windows 7 does this is when I change window settings under "Personalize". I do not want Windows 7 to reset the width of my taskbar. I am getting sick of resetting it.

How to Center Taskbar Icons in Windows 7
How to Center Taskbar Icons in Windows 7
1. Create one empty folder on desktop or in my documents folder (name is as NTB)
2. If you have locked your taskbar then unlock it by right clicking on taskbar and selecting “lock the taskbar”
3. Right click on taskbar & select new toolbar option from toolbar sub-menu & select empty folder NTB created in step 1.
4. Now right click on the new toolbar and uncheck Show Text and Show Title.
5. Next drag it (dotted seperator) to the left side, between the start orb and taskbar icons and release it.
6. Center align the taskbar icons by dragging dotted separator present near taskbar icon and start orb towards right of new toolbar separator & Lock the taskbar.

Dead link in taskbar
After updating application iTunes I have a new icon on desktop and the old one in taskbar. The old icon in taskbar is not shown anymore.
My problem is now, I can't remove the icon from taskbar. Right mouse menu does not function. Is there a workaround to remove that icon? (e.g. registry key?)

Add a toolbar to the taskbar
A toolbar is a row, column, or block of buttons or icons representing tasks you can do within a program. Some toolbars can appear on the taskbar.

Remove digital clock on taskbar
In XP, it was possible to remove the clock on the taskbar from the Taskbar and Start menu properties. (uncheck Show clock)
Right now I have an analog clock sidebar gadget running, so I don't see the need to have to clock on the taskbar in this particular instance, but I don't see the option to remove the clock off the taskbar. Where do I change this setting?

Add a folder to the taskbar
In Windows 2000 you could add a folder to the taskbar.
Windows 7 will do documents, programs. I use folders most often and go from there. I am not interested in cluttering up my desktop or using explorer (it takes more steps to access the folder and defeats the purpose of the taskbar - one click). If this is not possible so be it but it would be efficient to have folders in my taskbar again.

New toolbar with URL instead of a folder
I'm having an issue with adding a new toolbar to my Win7. I could easily do in XP here becomes impossible.
Right click on the taskbar -> Toolbars -> New Toolbar and then give the site url's I wanted (it was just a label, text box and a button which launched the browser app with data fom Text Box). In WIN7 it says: Incorrect folder name.
Can anyone help me with getting that functionality back?
I got through many sites but all I can see is gloryfying windows new taskbar for being stiil able to display quick-launch toolbar (with tutorials on it!)

Toolbars in Windows 7
You can add Toolbars to your taskbar area. A toolbar is a list of shortcuts to favourite areas of your computers. Right click the Taskbar to see the following menu:

Get Desktop Icons to Bottom Taskbar!
I can only move 2 icons to the bottom left taskbar. They are (Windows Explorer) and (Windows Live Mail). I have had in the past 2 separate icons next to these that are my bank icons (2 different Banks). When I try and move them to the bottom taskbar it just goes back to the Desktop. I have the lock task bar unchecked. One thing I noticed is when I unchecked the taskbar before there would be vertical lines I could move sideways all along the taskbar. I don't see any line when I uncheck "Lock The Taskbar" Is there a setting or way to help me get them on the bottom taskbar?

Show or hide the taskbar
The taskbar is usually located at the bottom of the desktop. You can hide the taskbar to create more space. If you don't see the taskbar anywhere on the screen, it might be hidden. Watch this video to learn how to show or hide the taskbar.

Taskbar problem
I have a small problem with the taskbar.I am using Windows 7 Professional, I put 2 new toolbars in the taskbar and they work ok until I shutdown the coputer. When I reboot the toolbars that I had put in the taskbar are not there, the language toolbar is still there.This is a clean install,I have used this on XP & vista ok

Hiding Taskbar Doesn't
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with all updates.
I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Unfortunately, I cannot get the taskbar to stay hidden.
Here is what happens when I try...
1. Right click and select properties.
2. Uncheck Auto-hide the taskbar.
3. Press Apply
4. Check Auto-hide the taskbar.
5. Press Apply.
At this point the taskbar slides down while the swirling busy icon shows. As soon as the swirl disappears and the Apply button grays out the task bar slides up. No matter what is running and visible on the desktop the taskbar is still there. If a window reaches the bottom of the screen the taskbar is on top of it.
I have shutdown and rebooted -- the taskbar remains.
What is really annoying is that before I did the latest clean install the taskbar would hide. If I brought it up for something it would go away if I just clicked on the desktop.
Additional information:
I have changed all taskbar icons to notify only and removed all toolbars and the problem persists.

Find the taskbar
By default, the taskbar is located at the bottom of the desktop. If the taskbar isn't visible, there are several possible reasons why:

Windows 7 taskbar pinned items have disappeared
I recently shutdown my machine and when it came back on and I logged in, all of my pinned taskbar items were gone. I already checked in the pinned folder
(C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microso… Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar)
and all of my links are still there but they do not appear on the taskbar. I have tried opening a toolbar on the taskbar but to no avail. I really liked the pinned programs feature in Windows 7 and now I can't use them

My Taskbar needs help.
Since I began using it when I pin an app the the taskbar, I cannot see it.
If I remove one I can never revert back to it showing on the taskbar.

Pin a shortcut to the Taskbar
I've just installed Windows 7 on a SBS2003 R2 32 bit workstation. Everything seems straightforward with two exceptions.
1. I'm trying to pin a shortcut to the taskbar, but when I drag it to the taskbar there is a red round circle with a diagonal bar and it won't pin. When the application is running and I right click to 'pin to taskbar' the only options I have is to 'close window'.
2. Is there a way to remove hide or remove a running program from the taskbar (Windows Messenger for example)?

The Language bar
The Language bar is a toolbar that appears on your desktop automatically when you add text services, such as input languages, keyboard layouts, handwriting recognition, speech recognition, or input method editors (IMEs). The Language bar provides a quick way to change the input language or keyboard layout from your desktop. You can move the Language bar anywhere on your screen, minimize it to the taskbar, or hide it.

Windows 7 TASKBAR missing.
After running Windows 7 for 6 months, decided I wanted my taskbar on the right instead of the left, but when I dragged the TASKBAR from the left side to the right side of the display, the taskbar vanished. I've tried re-booting (by pressing the power button on the PC). And the taskbar is still missing.
I tried a right mouse > Personalize > and selected TASKBAR and START MENU to move the taskbar to the left side, but the taskbar is missing. Also now when I do a right mouse on the desktop > then select Personalize > then select TASKBAR and START MENU > the task bar dialog does not appear.
To summarize, all I did to get into this mess was drag the TASKBAR from the left to the right side of the screen and the TASKBAR vanished.

Introducing the new Desktop, Start Menu and Taskbar
We start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar. New in Windows 7 is the improved Taskbar and the neater System Tray, which you'll see briefly in this video. Both of these new features will be explored in more detail in later tutorials too.

Taskbar Icon Duplicate
I am having trouble with the control panel icon showing up twice when I use the Desktop Toolbar. As you can see there is one on the left in the usual place and another on the far right that repopulates after deletion. I tried "Personalize>Change Desktop Icons" to not show the Contol Panel at all and both still show up.