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Shortcuts to run Quick Launch items.

This tweak can help you call the programs in your Quick Launch bar by pressing simple key combinations.

Tweak for : Windows Vista
If you are a keyboard junkie and would like to execute the commonly used programs using keyboard, Microsoft has come up with a new feature for you. Simply add shortcuts of the commonly used programs in the Quick Launch bar and with a couple of key combinations open the necessary program.

You can open any program from the Quick Launch bar by holding down the Windows logo key and pressing the ordinal number (the number that corresponds to its position in the list) of the program in the Quick Launch bar. So, Windows Logo + 1 may show Desktop, Windows Logo + 2 may call Internet Explorer or any other program depending upon the per-user positioning of programs.

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Category : Display > Taskbar

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Category : Display > Taskbar

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Disable context menu display on the Taskbar.

Category : Display > Taskbar

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Category : Display > Taskbar

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Category : Display > Taskbar

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