I've recently migrated from Windows XP. Love Windows 7, but there's one feature from XP I'd like to restore but can't work out how.
At present, I have a 'autohide' toolbar at the bottom of my desktop view, showing current apps so I can switch betweeen them at will.
With XP I also had, on the left of my desktop, a second toolbar (or should I use a different term for this?) in which I lodged shortcuts for my most commonly used apps and files/folders --about 20 of them. I'd just flick my mouse cursor to the right, the toolbar would pop up, and I'd select the app or folder I wanted.
Is there a way I can do this with Windows 7? When I go down to the app toolbar and select properties, it asks me to select or make new toolbar. When I do that, the new toolbar simply gets added as a button to the existing one. It doesn't seem possible to split or hive it off so that it can exist autonomously, at the side of the screen. Is there a simple way to make this happen? And believe me, I need 'simple' .....