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Windows Explorer Tips

Make Use Of The Links Toolbar

Ever wondered why Windows is including the Links bar into Explorer? Basically, not all of us use the links bar. It is just sitting on Internet Explorer and usually achieves nothing. We usually just disable it.

Well, actually, there is a way to make use of this. You will find that the Links Bar works with Windows Explorer. The thing is, it can be used to benefit you. First, to organize this. There's no way to customize this through the toolbar itself. Click on the Favorites and select Organize Favorites. Select the Links folder. Now for some major editing.

You will find that the icons in the Links toolbar has too many text. This will take up lots of space. Rename the icons (through the Favorites menu) to a shorter name. Now, if you want to use this toolbar under Windows Explorer, make sure it suits Windows Explorer. Just a few weblinks would do - leave the rest at the Favorites menu. Add a Show Desktop icon or a link to My Computer and Control Panel. A link to a few of your most often accessed folder would also be fine.

If you want to use a lot of icons, give them short names and differentiate them with custom icons. Right-click the shortcut, select Properties and on the Shortcut tab, click on Change Icons. The rest is self-explanatory.


A customized Links toolbar

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