Sorting the taskbar

How do I get the items in the task bar to shop in alphabetical order with the folders at the top and the files at the bottom.  Right now the last thing installed always show up in the bottom of the list.
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tecbuilderAsked:
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LadyKathConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can sort any items on the task bar manually by left clicking and holding on the item, a line should apprear and then just drag and drop. Windows will keep your setting, but I wouldn't recommend using the "clean up start menu" feature as it will integrate your one level icons with your folders. ( If you unfamiliar with editing the registry I would strongly recommend you not edit the registry. No insult intended,Rayt)
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PasciCommented:
If you are talking about you programs listed under the Start menu, just select Start-Programs then navigate to any program, choose "sort by name" and that should work.
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tecbuilderAuthor Commented:
Yep, that's where I'm talking about, and nope that didn't work.  Everything looks fine when I look at the items via the Explorer (going direct and going via the Start|Settings|Taskbar.
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MrbreezeCommented:
http://www.rietta.com/menusnap/
Here is a link to a small exe that will do it for you, also your IE Favorites but the method Pasci gave should do it.
Do you have the option "sort by name" when you right click?
                   Mrbreeze
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rayt333Commented:
Try this:
1.Start the Registry Editor
2.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ MenuOrder \ Start Menu \ Menu
3.Delete the (binary) value Order
4.Close the registry editor
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expert_compCommented:
tecbuilder,

Do you have Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher installed?  If you do, then just goto Start ---> Programs then right click on any item, and you should see a "sort by name" choice.  Just click it and this should do the trick.  If you don't have IE 5 installed, then I think rayt333's idea should work.  Tell me how it goes.
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tecbuilderAuthor Commented:
I just found that out earlier today and it works great.  I'll give you the points since you were the only one to come up with a fix.  Thanks.
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LadyKathCommented:
Tecbuilder, THANKS!! :-)  Glad to be of assistance.
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