Quick Launch Buttons - Sort Order



Lou Ramsey
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
If I arrange the order of the buttons in my quick launch area, where in the
system can I find that order, so I can save it? Sometimes when my desktop
restarts, the quick launch buttons are scrambled.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
C:\Documents and Settings\your Name Here\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Quick Launch

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Quick Launch

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:3ch691h3mp0u0qvg2tvqthe7k54q6kfatj@4ax.com,
Lou Ramsey <Lou Ramsey> hunted and pecked:
> If I arrange the order of the buttons in my quick launch area, where in
> the system can I find that order, so I can save it? Sometimes when my
> desktop restarts, the quick launch buttons are scrambled.

78 and counting
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
What you want to do is to force the icons to appear in a certain order of
your choice.
For example let's say you want to have shortcuts to
Control Panel
Internet Explorer
Outlook Express
MS Word
Drive Image
Yahoo
Google
AdAware
Spybot
and you want to have them appear in that order.
You will want to leave room to add more in between these in the future so
change the names of the shortcuts -- not the targets -- to something similar
to the following:
11c-Control Panel
11f-Internet Explorer
11i-Outlook Express
11l-MS Word
11o-Drive Image
11r-Yahoo
11u-Google
12c-AdAware
12f-Spybot
All you have done is create a sort order.
Best place to do the actual change is (in XP) C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR
NAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.
Here you can change easily, then sort and see results immediately.

I have been using this type configuration for several years and it has never
failed.

Enjoy,

Bob

<Lou Ramsey> wrote in message
news:3ch691h3mp0u0qvg2tvqthe7k54q6kfatj@4ax.com...
> If I arrange the order of the buttons in my quick launch area, where in
> the
> system can I find that order, so I can save it? Sometimes when my desktop
> restarts, the quick launch buttons are scrambled.

Lou Ramsey
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
On Tue, 24 May 2005 11:05:09 -0600, "Wesley Vogel" wrote:

>C:\Documents and Settings\your Name Here\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
>Explorer\Quick Launch
>
>C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
>Explorer\Quick Launch

Thanks, Wes. Tha's where the shortcuts are stored, yes. But how are their
arrangement orders remembered, when the system is rebooted?

Lou Ramsey
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
On Tue, 24 May 2005 13:47:58 -0400, "78 and counting"
<realclose2@underground.net> wrote:

>What you want to do is to force the icons to appear in a certain order of
>your choice.
>For example let's say you want to have shortcuts to
>Control Panel
>Internet Explorer
>Outlook Express
>MS Word
>Drive Image
>Yahoo
>Google
>AdAware
>Spybot
>and you want to have them appear in that order.
>You will want to leave room to add more in between these in the future so
>change the names of the shortcuts -- not the targets -- to something similar
>to the following:
>11c-Control Panel
>11f-Internet Explorer
>11i-Outlook Express
>11l-MS Word
>11o-Drive Image
>11r-Yahoo
>11u-Google
>12c-AdAware
>12f-Spybot
>All you have done is create a sort order.
>Best place to do the actual change is (in XP) C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR
>NAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.
>Here you can change easily, then sort and see results immediately.
>
>I have been using this type configuration for several years and it has never
>failed.
>
>Enjoy,
>
>Bob

Bob,

Thanks, but what I'm looking for is how the system stores the arrangement order?
Obviously it does store the order somewhere, as usually when I restart, the
shortcuts are arranged in the order I put them. It's just when Explorer.exe
crashes that the shortcuts get scrambled.

78 and counting
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
"Lou Ramsey" <lour0314@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:vpt691tvtqndn72r57a42m8vboeuar3ou4@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 24 May 2005 13:47:58 -0400, "78 and counting"
> <realclose2@underground.net> wrote:
>
>>What you want to do is to force the icons to appear in a certain order of
>>your choice.
>>For example let's say you want to have shortcuts to
>>Control Panel
>>Internet Explorer
>>Outlook Express
>>MS Word
>>Drive Image
>>Yahoo
>>Google
>>AdAware
>>Spybot
>>and you want to have them appear in that order.
>>You will want to leave room to add more in between these in the future so
>>change the names of the shortcuts -- not the targets -- to something
>>similar
>>to the following:
>>11c-Control Panel
>>11f-Internet Explorer
>>11i-Outlook Express
>>11l-MS Word
>>11o-Drive Image
>>11r-Yahoo
>>11u-Google
>>12c-AdAware
>>12f-Spybot
>>All you have done is create a sort order.
>>Best place to do the actual change is (in XP) C:\Documents and
>>Settings\YOUR
>>NAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.
>>Here you can change easily, then sort and see results immediately.
>>
>>I have been using this type configuration for several years and it has
>>never
>>failed.
>>
>>Enjoy,
>>
>>Bob
>
> Bob,
>
> Thanks, but what I'm looking for is how the system stores the arrangement
> order?
> Obviously it does store the order somewhere, as usually when I restart,
> the
> shortcuts are arranged in the order I put them. It's just when
> Explorer.exe
> crashes that the shortcuts get scrambled.

Lou,

Try renaming as suggested then go to task manager
and end the explorer.exe process and that will simulate a crash.
See if they come back in the desired order.
I "always" get the desired order even after a crash.

Bob

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
Beats me.

See this first...
[[If you see a Search Assistant Toolbar in the Taskbar, it might be due to a
malware named BlazeFind. Quick Launch bar may be missing on every reboot or
the Quick Launch sort order may not be maintained.]]
http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove.htm

One of the things that Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! will do is...
Save Quick Launch Sort Order

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

Have a look at this...
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win98/t1009758382


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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:alt691thv97hdurv18fbpvhgjidu1gq5kj@4ax.com,
Lou Ramsey <lour0314@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> On Tue, 24 May 2005 11:05:09 -0600, "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> C:\Documents and Settings\your Name Here\Application
>> Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
>>
>> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
>> Explorer\Quick Launch
>
> Thanks, Wes. Tha's where the shortcuts are stored, yes. But how are
> their arrangement orders remembered, when the system is rebooted?


Quick Launch Buttons - Sort Order