Add item to Quicklaunch in First Position?

Posted: 01-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Hello,
Is it possible for me to add an item to the quicklaunch toolbar, or to
c:\doduments and settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft
\Internet Explorer\QuickLaunch

and I want it to show up as the first item on the quicklaunch, I want
it to be the first item right next to the start menu, not be placed on
the end.
Any way to do this automatically?

I am doing this via a batch script, here is what I am doing:

First I delete the old icon that is there and then copy the new icon
to quicklaunch.

del "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft
\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\MyLogin.lnk"

xcopy "c:\Program Files\Software\Apps\Login.lnk" "C:\Documents and
Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick
Launch"

Any ideas?
thanks.

Add item to Quicklaunch in First Position?


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Alias
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Re: Add item to Quicklaunch in First Position?
Posted: 01-19-2009, 05:57 PM
Paul wrote:
> Hello,
> Is it possible for me to add an item to the quicklaunch toolbar, or to
> c:\doduments and settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft
> \Internet Explorer\QuickLaunch
>
> and I want it to show up as the first item on the quicklaunch, I want
> it to be the first item right next to the start menu, not be placed on
> the end.
> Any way to do this automatically?
>
> I am doing this via a batch script, here is what I am doing:
>
> First I delete the old icon that is there and then copy the new icon
> to quicklaunch.
>
> del "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft
> \Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\MyLogin.lnk"
>
> xcopy "c:\Program Files\Software\Apps\Login.lnk" "C:\Documents and
> Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick
> Launch"
>
> Any ideas?
> thanks.
To move the icon, just left click on it and drag it where you want, no
batch file needed.

Alias
Kelly
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Re: Add item to Quicklaunch in First Position?
Posted: 01-19-2009, 05:59 PM
Hi Paul,

Unlock the Taskbar and simply drag it over. Then relock the Taskbar. If it
doesn't stay there, run Save Settings on Exit from line 54:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


"Paul" <paul814@excite.com> wrote in message
news:0d6302c8-e3cd-4f6b-b391-4b1897f07c3c@v4g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
> Hello,
> Is it possible for me to add an item to the quicklaunch toolbar, or to
> c:\doduments and settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft
> \Internet Explorer\QuickLaunch
>
> and I want it to show up as the first item on the quicklaunch, I want
> it to be the first item right next to the start menu, not be placed on
> the end.
> Any way to do this automatically?
>
> I am doing this via a batch script, here is what I am doing:
>
> First I delete the old icon that is there and then copy the new icon
> to quicklaunch.
>
> del "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft
> \Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\MyLogin.lnk"
>
> xcopy "c:\Program Files\Software\Apps\Login.lnk" "C:\Documents and
> Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick
> Launch"
>
> Any ideas?
> thanks.
Danny Krychek
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Re: Add item to Quicklaunch in First Position?
Posted: 01-19-2009, 06:06 PM
"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote:
>Hi Paul,
>
>Unlock the Taskbar and simply drag it over. Then relock the Taskbar. If it
>doesn't stay there, run Save Settings on Exit from line 54:
>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
There is no need to unlock the Taskbar to move an icon.
Terry R.
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Re: Add item to Quicklaunch in First Position?
Posted: 01-19-2009, 06:21 PM
The date and time was Monday, January 19, 2009 9:51:17 AM, and on a
whim, Paul pounded out on the keyboard:
> Hello,
> Is it possible for me to add an item to the quicklaunch toolbar, or to
> c:\doduments and settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft
> \Internet Explorer\QuickLaunch
>
> and I want it to show up as the first item on the quicklaunch, I want
> it to be the first item right next to the start menu, not be placed on
> the end.
> Any way to do this automatically?
>
> I am doing this via a batch script, here is what I am doing:
>
> First I delete the old icon that is there and then copy the new icon
> to quicklaunch.
>
> del "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft
> \Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\MyLogin.lnk"
>
> xcopy "c:\Program Files\Software\Apps\Login.lnk" "C:\Documents and
> Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick
> Launch"
>
> Any ideas?
> thanks.
Hi Paul,

No way to do it "automatically" like you want. The others suggested the
manual approach.


Terry R.
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Re: Add item to Quicklaunch in First Position?
Posted: 01-19-2009, 08:12 PM
On Jan 19, 1:06*pm, Danny Krychek <krych...@crstordan.invalid> wrote:
> "Kelly" <ke...@mvps.org> wrote:
> >Hi Paul,
>
> >Unlock the Taskbar and simply drag it over. *Then relock the Taskbar. *If it
> >doesn't stay there, run Save Settings on Exit from line 54:
> >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> There is no need to unlock the Taskbar to move an icon.
I think I need to clarify...
I am using a batch script to add the item to the QuickLaunch, I am not
doing this by hand because I have 50+ PC's to do it on.
However when I add it to c:\documents and settings\%username%
\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\Quicklaunch - it goes
to the end of the quicklaunch, or on the little >> context menu if
there are to many items there already.

I know I can move it to the first position by clicking and dragging,
my users however do not.
I wanted to some how automatically do it so that when they logged in
it would be in the first position.
3c273
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Re: Add item to Quicklaunch in First Position?
Posted: 01-19-2009, 09:06 PM
Move all of the other icons to a temp folder (move
c:\path_to_quicklaunch\*.* c:\temp_path), copy yours there, then move the
other ones back. I haven't tried this as I've learned that no matter where I
think things should be on the desktop, people always put them where they
want them.
Louis

"Paul" <paul814@excite.com> wrote in message
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On Jan 19, 1:06 pm, Danny Krychek <krych...@crstordan.invalid> wrote:
> "Kelly" <ke...@mvps.org> wrote:
> >Hi Paul,
>
> >Unlock the Taskbar and simply drag it over. Then relock the Taskbar. If
it
> >doesn't stay there, run Save Settings on Exit from line 54:
> >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> There is no need to unlock the Taskbar to move an icon.
I think I need to clarify...
I am using a batch script to add the item to the QuickLaunch, I am not
doing this by hand because I have 50+ PC's to do it on.
However when I add it to c:\documents and settings\%username%
\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\Quicklaunch - it goes
to the end of the quicklaunch, or on the little >> context menu if
there are to many items there already.

I know I can move it to the first position by clicking and dragging,
my users however do not.
I wanted to some how automatically do it so that when they logged in
it would be in the first position.


Alias
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Re: Add item to Quicklaunch in First Position?
Posted: 01-20-2009, 12:35 AM
Paul wrote:
>
> I know I can move it to the first position by clicking and dragging,
> my users however do not.
And they're too dumb to learn?

Alias
 
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