I recently installed Excel on to a new laptop I have purchased. The software works OK but each time I Start Up I get a rectangular 'Shortcut Bar' showing on my Desktop. I can, of course, delete it, bit it's a bit of a nuisance and I would like to banish it for ever.
No - this is a rectangular box, showing thumbnails of the software, actually on the Desktop. I have tried 'right click' and working through the menus to clear,but get a message that a toolbar must be retained. Why, when no other software I have encountered requires this.
Access it from Office Tools in the All Programs Menu and you should be able to disable it. You may also find that it has been copied into the Startup folder (also on the All Progs menu). If so, you'll need to delete it from that folder by deleting its entry.
That all might be a bit unclear - let me know if you need more info.
Many thanks for your assistance. To PaulB.2005 - the actual wording was "Cannot hide this toolbar. At least one toolbar must be visible" Sorry if I caused confusion. The version is Excel 97. To ade.h - Yes it was the Office Shortcut Bar - and your suggestions enabled me to remove t. Thanks again to both of you for your guidance - I feel I have a long way to go with this system!! - but I'm enjoying it!!!!!