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Application desktop toolbar

An application desktop toolbar is a window similar to the Quick Launch bar, the Language Bar or the Windows Taskbar. It is anchored/docked to an edge of the screen, and it typically provides the user with quick access to various things like program shortcuts, favorite files, folders or URLs, information such as the local weather or sports news, or commonly used programs such as a clock, stopwatch or a calculator. Application desktop toolbars are allocated their own area on the screen and the system prevents other applications from using that area. Multiple application desktop toolbars can exist on the system at any time.


Drag & Drop

The basic sequence involved in drag & drop is:

  • Press, and hold down, the button on the mouse, to "grab" the object,
  • "Drag" the object/cursor/pointing device to the desired location,
  • "Drop" the object by releasing the button.
Dragging requires more physical effort than moving the same pointing device without holding down any buttons. Because of this, a user cannot move as quickly and precisely while dragging. However, drag & drop operations have the advantage of thoughtfully chunking together two operands (the object to drag, and the drop location) into a single action.


"Always on Top" command

The Always on Top feature brings the Able Launch Bar to the top of the desktop. It will help you observe the content of Able Launch Bar while working with another window. This means that other windows will no longer annoy you by masking the Able Launch Bar. This feature can be turned on and off by checking or unchecking "Always on Top" in popup menu.


"AutoHide" command

Auto Hide allows you to make the Able Launch Bar invisible when not in use. The Able Launch Bar hides automatically when it loses foreground focus, i.e., by clicking in another application window. This feature can be turned on and off by checking or unchecking "AutoHide" in popup menu.


Large Icon" command

Each item (folder or shortcut) appears as a full-sized icon with a label below it.


"Small Icon" command

Each item (folder or shortcut) appears as a small icon with the label to the right of it.