Taskbar is UNlocked but I can resize quick launch area



Me
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Hello,


The toolbar on my XP machine is definitely NOT locked but despite that
I can't resize the Quick Launch section. The dots\vertical line that
separates this section from the other part of the toolbar is just not
there.


Again I am 100% sure that the task bar is not locked. The administrator
here must have set something in the registry (where I don't have access
to) to limit the size...

S.Sengupta
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Try here:-
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Me wrote:

> Hello,
>
>
> The toolbar on my XP machine is definitely NOT locked but despite that
> I can't resize the Quick Launch section. The dots\vertical line that
> separates this section from the other part of the toolbar is just not
> there.
>
>
> Again I am 100% sure that the task bar is not locked. The administrator
> here must have set something in the registry (where I don't have access
> to) to limit the size...
>

Me
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Thanks for your constructive answer.

Me
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Thanks for your answer. It's actually a tool that I have already used.
Thanks to it I was able to unlock looking at the taskbar properties
which was helpful. I don't think it helps me with the quick launch
section. The only way I can make it bigger is to make the task bar 2
rows but that's not something I would like to do.

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Me wrote:
> Thanks for your constructive answer.

I sure your admin would appreciate it!

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Rock
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Me wrote:

> Hello,
>
>
> The toolbar on my XP machine is definitely NOT locked but despite that
> I can't resize the Quick Launch section. The dots\vertical line that
> separates this section from the other part of the toolbar is just not
> there.
>
>
> Again I am 100% sure that the task bar is not locked. The administrator
> here must have set something in the registry (where I don't have access
> to) to limit the size...
>

Talk to the admin.

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Me
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
I hope the administrators in my company don't call people dumb-asses
and that they are a bit more professional.

See the problem is that I work in a big company where it's not that
easy to speak to the administrators. And even if I knew who it was,
chances are very small that they would change it since it's a policy
that affects a lot of people.

Lots of things are locked down here. For instance I can't open the
display properties so I can't change anything about the appearance. I
can understand why they do it: the more something is locked down, the
less likely something can break.

I am a heavy quick launch user at home and now that I have XP at work,
I was hoping to take advantage of that feature. Unfortunately, there is
only space for 3 icons in the area and to access the other ones I need
to click on the '>>' to get to them.

The only reason why I think they locked it down is because I think that
some users in the company has very little computer skills and they
might get confused and call the help desk which is obviously not a good
thing from a cost perspective.

I was hoping there would be an easy way to open it up so I can add more
icons but if the only way to do it is to ask for a policy change, I
know that it's better give it up.

Thanks for answers, all

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Me wrote:
> I hope the administrators in my company don't call people dumb-asses
> and that they are a bit more professional.

I'm not in your company, dumbass, and I would hope that no one would
give out work arounds to my users.

> See the problem is that I work in a big company where it's not that
> easy to speak to the administrators.

Then you go to your supervisor, and tell them that the quick launch
policy is hurting your productivity. Work within the chain of command.

> And even if I knew who it was,
> chances are very small that they would change it since it's a policy
> that affects a lot of people.

You don't know unless you try. And if you get other people to do the
same, you can affect change. If you affect anarchy, by ignoring the
policy and working around it, you are showing that you are not a team
player. And when you get caught, and you will, I know that that would I
would consider that a lot when deciding whether or not to promote you,
or give you a raise, if I was your supervisor.

> Lots of things are locked down here.

And for good reason, I suspect. Got a bunch a little children messing
around in the computers, where they don't belong.

> For instance I can't open the
> display properties so I can't change anything about the appearance.

And you don't need to messing around with it. It is eye candy!

> I
> can understand why they do it: the more something is locked down, the
> less likely something can break.

If you can understand it, then why are you messing around trying to get
around it?!

> I am a heavy quick launch user at home and now that I have XP at work,
> I was hoping to take advantage of that feature. Unfortunately, there
> is only space for 3 icons in the area and to access the other ones I
> need to click on the '>>' to get to them.

Oh well. Work within the system to affect change.

> The only reason why I think they locked it down is because I think
> that some users in the company has very little computer skills and
> they might get confused and call the help desk which is obviously not
> a good thing from a cost perspective.
>
> I was hoping there would be an easy way to open it up so I can add
> more icons but if the only way to do it is to ask for a policy
> change, I know that it's better give it up.

Give it up! ROFL! You are a dumbass.

>
> Thanks for answers, all

No Problem!

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JK
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
He is just the local troll.......loser thats all.
"Me" <questions@spam.la> wrote in message
news:1117718284.479585.147050@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I hope the administrators in my company don't call people dumb-asses
> and that they are a bit more professional.
>
> See the problem is that I work in a big company where it's not that
> easy to speak to the administrators. And even if I knew who it was,
> chances are very small that they would change it since it's a policy
> that affects a lot of people.
>
> Lots of things are locked down here. For instance I can't open the
> display properties so I can't change anything about the appearance. I
> can understand why they do it: the more something is locked down, the
> less likely something can break.
>
> I am a heavy quick launch user at home and now that I have XP at work,
> I was hoping to take advantage of that feature. Unfortunately, there is
> only space for 3 icons in the area and to access the other ones I need
> to click on the '>>' to get to them.
>
> The only reason why I think they locked it down is because I think that
> some users in the company has very little computer skills and they
> might get confused and call the help desk which is obviously not a good
> thing from a cost perspective.
>
> I was hoping there would be an easy way to open it up so I can add more
> icons but if the only way to do it is to ask for a policy change, I
> know that it's better give it up.
>
> Thanks for answers, all
>

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
JK wrote:
> He is just the local troll.......loser thats all.

LOL! Yeah, not helping someone trying to get around restrictions place
by his work on his work computer is trolling! You a funny guy!

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Me
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
Lol....

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
Me wrote:
> Lol....

Really?

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Taskbar is UNlocked but I can resize quick launch area