What is the Quick Launch toolbar?

The Quick Launch toolbar is a section of your taskbar near the Start menu where you can add shortcuts to programs. The Quick Launch toolbar always stays visible, even when you have a window open, for easy access to your shortcuts.

Picture of the Quick Launch toolbar
Quick Launch toolbar

If you don't want to keep shortcuts on your Start menu or desktop, the Quick Launch toolbar is a good alternative. For information about adding a shortcut to the Quick Launch toolbar, see Add or remove programs on the taskbar.