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Windows 7:  Can anyone recommend a 3rd party app that will create a simple, single pain window into which one can drag shortcuts.  Needs no navigation pain or toolbar.  View options,  if any,   must be independent of view options for system folders.  I have found a few such apps out there.  Is there any consensus on which is the 'best'?  --   Thanks - Harry Holcomb (San Diego)
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by:John Hurst
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I made a Windows folder on my Desktop. I open it and I can (and do) drag any shortcut into it. Because it is Windows, it can open as a Window of shortcuts (which it is) or work as a fly out from Desktop Toolbar in the system tray.

Free, easy and it works.
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Thank you.  That's what we always did in WinNt -> XP.   In those earlier OS versions the "Remember each folder's view settings" option was available in the Tools/Folder Options/View pull-down menu and any folder could be customized.  In Win 7 that option is missing,  so any view options you set for one folder get applied to all folders.  That includes maximize/restore, window size and location, tool bars, pains, etc.     Change options on any folder and you get the same settings when you open any other folder.   OK for developers, but I don't want to expose my users to those complications.

Windows 7 opens all folders in Windows Explorer.   I need an app that will create a window independent of Windows Explorer with its own view options.  Nothing fancy required,  just window size/location and icon size.   Thanks again --
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Finally settled on True Launch Bar v6.6.   Versatile and user friendly.
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