How to Add Applications to the Quick Launch Bar in Windows XP

The Quick Launch bar in Windows XP allows you to open programs quickly, but not all programs you’d like to launch may be located on it. To make sure your most-used and favorite programs can be found on the Quick Launch bar, you just need to add those programs to it. Just follow these steps and you’ll have your most-used programs lined up nice and neat on the Windows XP Quick Launch bar.

1Locate the Quick Launch bar.

You can find the Quick Launch bar on the taskbar just to the right of the Start button. Right-click the taskbar and choose Toolbars→Quick Launch from the shortcut menu if it is not visible. By default, the Quick Launch bar includes the Show Desktop and Switch between Windows icons.

2Place any application on the Quick Launch bar.

Right-click that application in the Start menu or on the Desktop and then choose Add to Quick Launch. You can also click and drag it to the Quick Launch bar.