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Toolbar at top of desktop screen missing

  • Good evening.

    I am new to the community and please excuse me if I have placed this thread in the wrong place.

    I have a Dell studio laptop and I appear to have lost the toolbar that appeared across the top of the screen.

    This toolbar contained the likes of shortcuts for internet, e-mail, word, webcam, dell etc.

    Can anyone please provide advice to how I can re-install this toolbar?

    Thank you in advance.

    Andy.

  • Andy,

     

    I think you're talking about Dell Dock

     

    If you have trouble installing it, please let me know.

     

     

    Rick

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  • Thank you for the information.

    Dell dock is what I was looking for. I have found it in my "program files" folder.

    When I run the application it came back. However, when I restarted laptop it had gone again.

    I believe I need to add it to the start up menu - how do I do that?

    Thanks again,

    Andy.

  • Andy,

     

    Go to start, control panel, programs and features and uninstall Dell dock, then restart your computer.

     

    Download and install  Search Everything When it starts, give it a chance to scan. After you see a bunch of foldewrs in it, type

     

    Dell Dock

     

    It will give you a few listings. Delete them all except the installation program.

     

    Now try installing Dell Dock. The installation should work this time and should appear every time you start your computer.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • How do I add it my toolbar back to the top of my comuter???

  • kansas_rebel2000,

     

    You can reinstall Dell Dock

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • Hi

    I installed DellDock and I think it is great!  But, when I got my Dell and when I opened Internet there was a thing below the toolbar that had links to email, messenger, etc. It looked a lot like Dell Dock but it appered on the internet. I pushed some button and now it is gone, how do I get it back?

     

    Thanks,

    Julia

  • Hi Julia,

    I believe you mean the command bar. Hover your mouse curosr at the top bar of internet explorer and right click, then select command bar.

  • hey rick,

    I just had my dell inspiron i1440 cleaned and during the process the command bar at the top of my screen is missing now. I would like to know how to get it back if possible. i tried to used the instructions you left for the other person, but i didnt see my dell dock and couldnt follow the instructions you gave the last person please help....thanks

     

     

    donald 

  • I just reinstalled Dell Dock onto my computer. When I first got the computer there was an icon on the Dell Dock toolbar that was a shortcut to my webcam. Ever since my computer got cleaned and my Dell Dock got deleted, I haven't been able to figure out how to open up my webcam. I was hoping that by reinstalling it, the shortcut would be there too but it isn't. How can I get the shortcut back?

  • Hi Shannon1056,

     

    Shannon1056
    I haven't been able to figure out how to open up my webcam. I was hoping that by reinstalling it, the shortcut would be there too but it isn't. How can I get the shortcut back?
    As I understand your question, you need a way to open your webcam. You did not mention which operating system you are using. On my Windows 7 System I would use: Start>Programs>Dell Webcam >Pin to Taskbar


     

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