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This may sound a bit dumb but can someone tell me how i can put an IE shortcut on to my task bar?It used to be there but for some strange reason its suddenly gone.My operating system is XP PRO and using Internet Explorer 8.I still have a shortcut on the desktop and can connect to the `net but just don`t know why it is missing from the task bar.
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Do you have the Quick Launch toolbar displayed?

Right click on the Taskbar then select Toolbars. Is Quick Launch checked. If not, check it.

Does that bring back IE?

If not, make sure the Taskbar is not Locked (right click on it, make sure Lock the Taskbar is unchecked).

Now right click and hold on the IE icon on the Desktop then drag it to the Quick Launch area of the Taskbar. Release the mouse button and select Create Shortcut here.
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its easy! to bring it back just go to the start menu > all programs

you should see internet explorer

then you drag it into the task bar. or quick launch bar.

or even desktop.

it will quickly become a shortcut.

if that doesnt work, another way is to right click, then click copy, or create a shortcut.

hope it helps! (:
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Ztruker, i have followed your instructions.The toolbar is displayed,Quick Launch is checked,Lock the taskbar is unchecked,When right clicking and holding IE on the desktop and dragging to the task bar, a black circle with a diagonal line from top left to bottom right appears,i then release the mouse button and nothing happens.I have tried this several times and the same thing happens.
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You are dragging it to the Quick launch area of the Taskbar (left side), right?
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You are dragging it to the Quick launch area of the Taskbar (left side), right?

Yes that is correct.
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Hmmm, strange. Normally you see the stop (circle with diag line) when you try to drag to the active portion of the taskbar, between the Quick Launch and System areas.

Try this then.

Click on Start then All Programs. Right click on Internet Explorer then Send to and chose Desktop. That will place a new IE icon on the Desktop. Now try dragging that one to the Quick Launch area with the right mouse button. If it allows it, chose Move when you release the mouse button.
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Many thanks Ztruker,that solved the problem.It worked first time. Again, many thanks for your help.
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You're welcome, glad that helped.
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