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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft® Windows® XP by Austin Wilson, Scott Andersen, Geoff Winslow, Paul McFedries

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Customizing the Taskbar for Easier Program and Document Launching

In Windows XP, the taskbar acts somewhat like a mini-application. The purpose of this "application" is to display a button for each running program and to enable you to switch from one program to another. And like most applications these days, the taskbar also has its own toolbars that, in this case, enable you to launch programs and documents.

Displaying the Built-In Taskbar Toolbars

The Windows XP taskbar comes with four default toolbars:

  • Address. This toolbar contains a text box into which you can type a local address (such as a folder or file path), a network address (a Universal Naming Convention [UNC] path), or an Internet address. When you press Enter or click the Go button, ...

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