Windows 10: Using Office XP Shortcut Bar

Discus and support Using Office XP Shortcut Bar in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Hi, I like to use Office XP Shortcut Bar on right side of desktop to launch preferred applications. Installation was fine for Windows10 v2004 and it... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by IDILIO49, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. IDILIO49 Win User

    Using Office XP Shortcut Bar


    Hi,

    I like to use Office XP Shortcut Bar on right side of desktop to launch preferred applications.
    Installation was fine for Windows10 v2004 and it shows the bar as expected.
    But when I drag a shortcut to the bar, the shortcut icon is missing and when I click on it, it opens a popup error message saying "It is not possible to execute this program or open this file."
    Note that when I drag a shortcut to the bar, this adds the shortcut to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\OFFICE\Shortcur Bar\<Bar Name>
    and in this folder the shortcut icon is visible and double click on it open the application normally...
    See attached image.
    What could be wrong here, or something that can be done?
    Help appreciated.
    Thanks!

    :)
     
    IDILIO49, Sep 4, 2020
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  2. MPSAN Win User

    Is there a Substitute for the Office Shortcut Bar?

    Hello ALL:
    My wife used the Office XP Shortcut bar to keep a quick way to launch software within categories.
    Is there an equivalent she can use in 64 bit Windows 10 with Office 2016? Her main goal is to have a small group of Icons separated in categories.
     
    MPSAN, Sep 4, 2020
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  3. Bobjsf Win User
    Office xp shortcut bar Icons do not display


    I have used the Office XP shortcut bar with every windows version up to windows 7 without problems. When I upgraded to Windows 10, the Icons only show a ? and the program associated with the icon will only execute if I right click on the icon and click either open or run as administrator. The program name associated with the icon will display when I hover over the icon.

    Is there any fix for displaying the actual icon picture? I have more programs that I use daily than would fit on the task bar. I don't want to clutter my desktop with icons. The shortcut bar allows me to organize my program icons in different task bars so I would like to continue using it.
     
    Bobjsf, Sep 4, 2020
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  4. Try3 Win User

    Using Office XP Shortcut Bar

    Is there a Substitute for the Office Shortcut Bar?

    Mpsan,

    Here is an illustration of a Taskbar toolbar [the solution proposed by Bree above]. By making all the "categories" I want as subfolders of a single Menus Toolbar instead of as separate Toolbars then, no matter how many "categories" I add, it fills no more space on the Taskbar than its folder name Menus takes up.

    The folders fly out XP-style and, as the illustration shows, you can use it to put in shortcuts to applications and to individual files.


    Using Office XP Shortcut Bar [​IMG]


    Denis
     
    Try3, Sep 4, 2020
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