Quicklaunch icons lock them in place

  FatboySlim71 21:02 11 Aug 08

I have around 20 icons on my Quicklaunch area, I have arranged these in my preferred order. I was wondering if there is a way to protect the icons from getting moved around/mixed up?

I have Vista Ultimate.


  FatboySlim71 23:18 11 Aug 08


  brundle 23:23 11 Aug 08

Lock the taskbar? click here

"The dotted lines will dissapear and the Taskbar plus the Quick Launch icons will remain as they are. You won't be able to move or remove any of them, not even by accident."

I'm not 100% sure that statement is true but it's not something I've ever noticed being a problem, new q/l icons usually get after the last/final one in my experience.

  FatboySlim71 23:27 11 Aug 08

Thanks for the help brundle, but I have just locked it and I am still able to move the icons to a different position.

  brundle 23:29 11 Aug 08

Yes, I can do the same on XP now you mention it. Do you mean you want to protect them from someone else moving them, or system changes suddenly re-arranging them?

  FatboySlim71 23:38 11 Aug 08

"Do you mean you want to protect them from someone else moving them, or system changes suddenly re-arranging them?"

There has been rare occasions where the icons have been re-arranged for some unknown reason, no one else has access to the computer so I know that no one else has moved them.

So my main concern would be to protect the icons from getting moved around for example if a system change or a program had messed the icons up or similar event.

  brundle 23:42 11 Aug 08

I can only suggest something like TweakVI free, it may have an option to fix the icon positions. click here

  FatboySlim71 23:47 11 Aug 08

Thanks brundle I'll give it a go and I'll update when I have had a chance to see if it will allow me to do this. Thanks again for the help.

  I am Spartacus 00:53 12 Aug 08

Although TweakVI has a setting 'Don't allow customizations of toolbars' it doesn't seem to work, just tried it and rebooted but I could move the icons around.

However it is still an excellent Vista registry tweaker.

  FatboySlim71 08:34 12 Aug 08

Thanks for that I am Spartacus.

  FatboySlim71 09:24 12 Aug 08

Thanks Marg7 I may try that out. Thanks for the help.

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