Re: Rearranging the taskbar



First, this is brilliant.  I've played around for years, but strictly sticking to the keyboard, and it has always been the "final drop" step, trying to use the mouse unlock key sequence, that bombs out.  If all it requires is the use of a real left click, this opens a multitude of doors for keyboard drag and drop so long as the user uses left click as the drop.

I am repeating those instructions below, but with the steps numbered (which makes them easier for me to follow just because I can easily remember which step I was on last if I get distracted):

On Mon, Feb 7, 2022 at 08:06 AM, Gene wrote:
1. On the task bar, move to the item you want to move with the right or left arrow keys or move the object navigator to the item you want with next and previous object commands.  The desktop commands are numpad insert numpad 4 for previous object and numpad insert numpad 6 for next object.

2. When you are on the icon, route the mouse to it with numpad insert numpad slash.

3. Lock the mouse with shift numpad slash.  .

4. Move using next or previous object commands to where you want the icon to be.

5. Route the mouse there with numpad insert numpad slash, the same routing command as before.

6. But now, don't use the unlock mouse command, which is shift numpad slash. Instead, use left click, numpad slash.

The mouse will be unlocked and the icon will be in the place you want it to be.
By the way, if your keyboard happens to have a dedicated Insert key, it does not matter if you choose to use that rather than the insert on the number pad (which is always, in my experience, the zero key when number lock is off).  A great many machines these days do not have dedicated insert keys, but some keyboards, particularly super-fancy third party keyboards, do.  I make this note only because some people have trained themselves to use the "hard insert key" and if they've got one, that's just fine if they're used to using it.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

I neither need nor want to be appeased, but apprised.  Inconvenient truth is preferable to convenient (for the liar) lies.

     ~ Brian Vogel


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