How to Add Address, Links or Desktop Toolbar in Windows 10

Windows 10 has three inbuilt toolbars and here are they:

Address – You can use this one to open applications, files, folders, and websites.

To open file – type its URL in Address Toolbar and then press “Enter.”

To open folder – type its URL or name and then hit “Enter” key. Not every folder is opened by inputting its name. However, some are (such as Documents).

To open application – type its URL or name and then press “Enter.” Like the folder, not every application gets opened by inputting its name. However, some are (such as Task Manager).

To open website – type its URL and then hit “Enter” key. Keep in mind that you can also do a web search from here. However, the search term should not be a single word (such as hello).

Links – This one lets you see and access contents of the Favourites Bar.

If you want to see contents of the Favourites Bar before adding Links Toolbar, follow these steps: Launch Run. Type “favorites” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key. Now, you can see “Favourites” folder. Within that folder, you can see “Favourites Bar” folder. Double-click it to see its contents.

Desktop – This one lets you see and access all the contents of the “Desktop.”

If you want to see “Desktop” contents before adding Desktop Toolbar, follow these steps: Launch Run. Type “shell:desktop” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

You can also add custom toolbar which we will see in another post.

With all that said, let’s see the steps to add inbuilt toolbars in Windows 10.

Right-click on the blank area of Taskbar.

Hover the mouse over “Toolbars,” and you can see three options:

Address

Links

Desktop

Click the one you want. In this instance, I am choosing “Address.” 

Selected Address

That is all. Now, you can see the toolbar you chose (in this instance: it is Address Toolbar) on the Taskbar.

Address Toolbar

In future, if you want to remove the one that you have added, follow the below steps:

Right-click on the blank area of Taskbar.

Hover the mouse over the “Toolbars” and then click on the one that you want to remove.

Also see:

How to Disable Startup Programs

How to Change Position of Windows 10 Taskbar


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