August 17, 2001, 12:00 AM — Reader Walt E. sends us this a tip:
"It seems to me that I use Start|Run and type in a program name
quite a lot. So, I decided to make this a little quicker and less
troublesome by adding the Address Bar to the Windows 2000 taskbar.
To do this, you right-click a blank spot on the taskbar and choose
Toolbars|Address. This will place the Address Bar into your
taskbar. You will probably need to drag the Address Bar separator
with your mouse to size it so you can enter text.
With the Address Bar in place, all you have to do is click it and
type in a program name. For example, if you want to use RegEdit,
just click the Address Bar, type 'regedit', and then press Enter.
Of course, you can also type URLs into the Address Bar to open
your browser and navigate to a Web site."
Thanks for the tip, Walt.
If you later decide that the Address Bar is taking up too much room in
the Windows 2000 task bar, then you can simply right-click a taskbar
blank spot and choose Toolbars|Address again to toggle the Address Bar