Resources and the quick launch bar

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Flycaster, Jan 20, 2005.

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    Flycaster Guest

    I have many of my routinely used apps as short-cuts in the quick launch
    bar. One click opens them. Other, but not so often used apps, are on
    my desktop. Two clicks to open. So, my question is: Does having quick
    launch apps in the launch bar use more resources than having the apps
    launched from the desktop? Or, put another way, what's the difference
    in resource use with one click vs two clicks? If there is a differences
    in resource use, what is the magnitude of differences between these two
    methods of launching apps? Thanks,
    Adam
     
    Flycaster, Jan 20, 2005
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    Rob K Guest

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    Please, NO HTML. This is a text-only group.
     
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    Flycaster Guest

    Sorry about that. Now, how about an answer to my question?
     
    Flycaster, Jan 20, 2005
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    7 Guest

    Other than methods of launching - no difference.
     
    7, Jan 20, 2005
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    JPB Guest

    IIRC, there should be an option in the desktop settings somewhere which
    allows you to use single-click = open by default. So instead of
    single-click=select, double-click=open, you get hover=select,
    single-click=open, on the desktop and in folders etc.

    Some people prefer it - it's more natural in some ways.
     
    JPB, Jan 20, 2005
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    dadiOH Guest

    No. But why bother using the limited Quick Launch toolbar when you can
    so easily make your own? And put them where you can really *use* them
    instead of the standard scrunched up task bar?

    See my dandies below for more info.

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    Toolman Tim Guest

    I have many of my routinely used apps as short-cuts in the quick launch bar.
    One click opens them. Other, but not so often used apps, are on my desktop.
    Two clicks to open. So, my question is: Does having quick launch apps in
    the launch bar use more resources than having the apps launched from the
    desktop? Or, put another way, what's the difference in resource use with
    one click vs two clicks? If there is a differences in resource use, what is
    the magnitude of differences between these two methods of launching apps?
    Thanks,
    Adam

    As others have said, they are just a shortcut link, not using any
    'resources' at all. There's also the option of creating new toolbars and
    moving them off the taskbar. I have a couple - one across the left of my
    screen, one across the top. They pop up when I move my mouse over the edge
    of the screen - quite handy for those programs I use most often.
     
    Toolman Tim, Jan 21, 2005
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    Casino Man Guest


    Anything in Windows past Windows 95, if you're putting "apps" or small
    executable programs in either the Quick Launch folder or the Start Menu
    folder, you're just perplexing the heck out of poor old Windows. It'll
    kill your defrag time too.

    Now, if you're refering to shortcuts to the "apps," then neither uses any
    resources whatsoever.

    Quick Launch is simply a folder with shortcuts in it.

    For example, in Windows XP, you navigate to C:\Documents and Settings
    \[your user account]\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick
    Launch

    The reason for the difference between the number of clicks to launch the
    target of the shortcut is built into the system - the way the OS treats
    Quick Launch as a system folder.

    No matter which Windows OS you use, you can navigate to the Quick Launch
    Folder [not the taskbar GUI] and you can actually create sub-catagory
    folders within, and that way it doesn't take forever to render a massive
    number of icons, like when you have the Quick Launch so loaded that when
    you click it on the task bar, it explodes upwards and punches a hole
    right through your ceiling. LOL!

    Actually, in Win9x series, what appears to be using resources is not so
    much the use of the shortcuts in Quick Launch, it's the system,
    especially the older, smaller processors, and smaller RAM capacity boxes
    rendering the icons to the shortcuts the first time usually, unless you
    have just an inordinate number loaded up, then it may take a while to
    sequentially render the icons, and while it's doing that operation you'll
    notice system resource usage going up, or CPU usage a little high.

    But, actually using the shortcut takes no resources whatsoever - no
    matter where you put them.
     
    Casino Man, Jan 21, 2005
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    dadiOH Guest

    Thank god! I sometimes think I am the only one in the world who is lazy
    enough to make my life easier with stuff like that :)

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    dadiOH, Jan 21, 2005
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  10. I can't imagine they would, but I have all my apps in QL and the
    desktop is set to not show icons. Been doing that since Win95b with
    IE4. If I use something all that rarely (like system tools), I look
    it up on the Start menu. Or turn on the icons and get it there.

    Swill
     
    Governor Swill, Jan 21, 2005
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  11. You can do that in Windows Explorer but I don't know how or if it
    affects the Desktop.

    In XP, Tools-->Folder Options-->General Tab-->Single click to open an
    item (point to select).

    One moment please...

    It doesn't affect the Desktop but you can rightclick-->Open. That
    comes in handy when a double click isn't working.

    In 98, Folder Options is on the View menu.

    Swill
     
    Governor Swill, Jan 21, 2005
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  12. I keep my taskbar double stacked which makes QL even easier to use.

    Swill
     
    Governor Swill, Jan 21, 2005
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  13. ACK! I forgot to 'Apply'. Yes, it does make desktop icons single
    click open.

    Swill
     
    Governor Swill, Jan 21, 2005
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    |
    | >
    | >No matter which Windows OS you use, you can navigate to the Quick Launch
    | >Folder [not the taskbar GUI] and you can actually create sub-catagory
    | >folders within, and that way it doesn't take forever to render a massive
    | >number of icons, like when you have the Quick Launch so loaded that when
    | >you click it on the task bar, it explodes upwards and punches a hole
    | >right through your ceiling. LOL!
    |
    | I keep my taskbar double stacked which makes QL even easier to use.
    |
    I do that at work - I often have 8 or 10 programs running...the double high
    taskbar is terrific! At home, I usually only have two or three things going
    on, so I don't bother.
     
    Toolman Tim, Jan 22, 2005
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