Windows XP set a standard for many Windows operating systems which followed - the Quick Launch bar was a useful feature that got lost in Windows 7 and and above. Here's how to get it back in Windows 10. Also see: Windows 10 review.

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How to get Quick Launch bar in Windows 10: Get Quick Launch

Right-click on an empty space on your taskbar and hover over 'Toolbars' to reveal another menu and click on 'New toolbar...'

How to get Quick Launch bar in Windows 10 - bar

Once you've opened it, click on the address bar found at the top of Windows Explorer and paste this location: %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Once you've pasted (or typed out) the above location click on 'Select Folder'

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This will now present you with a Quick Launch bar at the right-hand side of your taskbar. Also see: How to get Windows 10 Anniversary

How to get Quick Launch bar in Windows 10: Customise the Quick Launch bar in Windows 10

How to get Quick Launch bar in Windows 10 - customise

Now that you've got the Quick Launch bar on your taskbar you can customise the positioning and what's found inside. First you'll want to unlock the taskbar, by right-clicking on an empty space on your taskbar and untick the option.

Once it is unlocked you can right-click the dotted separator lines to dive into its settings and even customise the look of the bar.

You can also drag the bar by long-pressing it using your left-click button on the dotted separator lines - this will allow you to position it to the left or right side on your taskbar.

Once you've finished customising your taskbar and Quick Launch, lock your taskbar again: right-click on an empty space on your taskbar and tick the option. Also see: How to stop Windows 10 update

How to get Quick Launch bar in Windows 10: How to remove the Quick Launch bar in Windows 10

If you no longer want to see the Quick Launch bar on your taskbar, right-click on an empty space on your taskbar, hover over 'Toolbars' and untick Quick Launch - the bar will now disappear. Also see: Should I upgrade to Windows 10?