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Show html page as Toolsbar in taskbar (desk band)
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Jens Müller
2007-09-22 16:42:49 UTC
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Hello

I remember that I once (Win 98?) was able to show a html page as
toolbar in the taskbar ("desk band"), by doing the following:
Right click on the taskbar, go to Toolbars, New Toolbar..., and enter
as location:
javascript:location.href = 'file://c:/test.htm';

I tired this but can't get it working in XP, only getting the
navigation cancelled page.

How cna I add a local html page as toolbar to the taskbar?

Thanks,
Jens
Greg Searle
2010-12-21 19:00:18 UTC
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After collecting bits and pieces from various articles on the web, I've put together this single Registry file that will allow you to do this. Copy this into a new .reg file (between the lines):
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7070B645-17FD-4E22-8B4C-CD98234420F8}]
@="HTML Toolbar"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7070B645-17FD-4E22-8B4C-CD98234420F8}\Implemented Categories]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7070B645-17FD-4E22-8B4C-CD98234420F8}\Implemented Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7070B645-17FD-4E22-8B4C-CD98234420F8}\InProcServer32]
@="%SystemRoot%\system32\shdocvw.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7070B645-17FD-4E22-8B4C-CD98234420F8}\Instance]
"CLSID"="{4D5C8C2A-D075-11D0-B416-00C04FB90376}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7070B645-17FD-4E22-8B4C-CD98234420F8}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
"URL"="PUT YOUR URL HERE"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{7070B645-17FD-4E22-8B4C-CD98234420F8}]
"BarSize"=hex:1b,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\Component Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\Component Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\Component Categories\{00021494-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]
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Notes:
* Make sure to change "PUT YOUR URL HERE" to the actual URL.
* The GUID used is one I just generated for this task, so it shouldn't collide with anything else on your system.
* You may wish to change the "Barsize", a hex value in pixels. You can leave it as-is, though.
* This forces re-registration of all tool bars, so the "HTML Toolbar" menu item should appear immediately on the "Toolbars" menu of your Task Bar once you apply these settings.
Post by Jens Müller
Hello
I remember that I once (Win 98?) was able to show a html page as
Right click on the taskbar, go to Toolbars, New Toolbar..., and enter
javascript:location.href = 'file://c:/test.htm';
I tired this but can't get it working in XP, only getting the
navigation cancelled page.
How cna I add a local html page as toolbar to the taskbar?
Thanks,
Jens
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