How to Add Address, Links or Desktop Toolbar

In this post, we’ll see the steps to add the address, links, or desktop toolbar in Windows 10. Let us begin.

Windows 10 has three inbuilt toolbars, and they are:

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 key.

To open folder – type its URL or name and then hit the 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 key. Like the folder, not every application gets opened by inputting its name. However, some are such as Task Manager.

To open the 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 the contents of the Favourites Bar.

If you want to see the contents of the Favourites Bar before adding the Links toolbar, follow these steps: Launch Run. In it, type favorites and then press Enter key. Now, you can see the Favourites folder. Within that folder, you can see the Favourites Bar folder. Double-click it to view 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 the Desktop toolbar, follow these steps: Launch Run. In it, type shell:desktop and then press Enter key.

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

Steps

  1. Right-click on the blank area of the taskbar.
  1. In the context menu, hover the mouse over Toolbars, and you can see these options:
  • Address
  • Links
  • Desktop
  • New toolbar
Toolbars options
  1. Except for New toolbar option, click the one you want. Here, I am choosing the Address.

That is all. Now, you can see the toolbar you chose on the taskbar.

Address Toolbar on the taskbar

Note: if you want to remove the one you have added, follow the above steps.