Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Place a Fully Functional Recycle Bin on your Windows 7 Taskbar: Edit
Aaron Says... This is a great idea and a good article, it needs a few tweaks tho. While you're changing options for "Show Title" and "Show Text", you really should select "View..." and select "Large Icons" to make it fit the Win 7 Taskbar aesthetic better. Also, if you like you can place the recycle bin in another folder, and create a second toolbar for the "Quick Launch" in question, since some users may still like this functionality.
Place a Fully Functional Recycle Bin on your Windows 7 Taskbar
Try as you may, ignoring this lone icon is impossible. Sure, you can hide it in just a few seconds, but at the cost of losing quick access to deleted files. You could also drag the Recycle Bin icon to the taskbar, but then it will appear pinned under -- requiring an extra click to open and offering half the functionality.
In this tip, we will show you one method of bringing a fully functional Recycle Bin to your Windows 7 Taskbar, so you can clear off your desktop once and for all with little to no compromise.
To get started, we'll have to bring out the Quick Launch bar. Rest assured, it will not replace the Superbar -- in fact you won't even know Quick Launch is there. Right click on the Windows 7 Taskbar, hover overToolbars and click New toolbar.
When prompted to provide a folder directory, enter the following string of text:%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
After doing so, a labeled Quick Launch bar should appear near the clock. Odds are it will have several icons onboard, but since we won't be using this bar for anything apart from hosting the Recycle Bin I would just delete all of the shortcuts.
Right click on the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the taskbar if it isn't already. Now, right click on your Quick Launch bar and uncheck Show text, as well as Show title. Finally, right click and hover on View to select the size that your Recycle Bin icon will be -- I chose large to match my Superbar icons.
With the Quick Launch bar configured, all you have to do is drag and drop the Recycle Bin onto it. Feel free to grab the dotted lines and drag the Quick Launch bar to your preferred location. I would recommend either pulling it all the way to the left near the Start menu, or all the way right near the clock.
When you are satisfied with the position of your Quick Launch bar, relock the Taskbar and hide the Recycle Bin on your by right-clicking an empty space and selecting Personalize, then clicking Change desktop icons in the left column of the Personalization window and un-checking the appropriate box.
Did you know?
Apple sued to prevent other software companies from offering graphical user interfaces similar to its own. The company lost most of its claims but courts agreed Apple's Trash icon was original and protected by copyright. Non-Apple software must use other metaphors for file deletion, such as Recycle Bin, Smart Eraser, or Shredder.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
New Idea for Google
I posted it on my website, Issuu and Flickr :) The Flickr page is where the conversation is going on! Issuu embed is below.
Have fun with them!
Friday, March 20, 2009
World Builder - Awesome video
World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Multi Touch LCD Coke Vending Machine
Now, what they need to do is steal an idea from Japan, and let you call a number and charge the drink to your cell phone account. Come on people, Japan loves us, why don't we love them?
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Creativity is hard. Or, Art is Hell.
Now I said "new" website, because one does exist for this product. Trouble is, I hate this website. It was a struggling half-assed attempt at a web presence. See for yourself!
Ugh. Hate. Pain. Disgust.
Anywho. I just watched a great tutorial video set which clued me in to the absolute power that CSS provides. Which should be enough inspiration to whip together a site in mere days! Um, er. Wrong. :(
But I'm getting it together. It will work! I just need to relax a little. I will let y'all know when I get it finished.
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