How to Add Address, Links or Desktop Toolbar

This post will show you how to add the address, links, and desktop toolbar in Windows 10. Let’s get started.

Windows 10 comes with three built-in toolbars:

Address – Opens apps, files, folders, and websites.

Let’s see how to do these:

Open the file by typing its URL in the address bar and then pressing the Enter key.

You can open a folder by typing its URL or name, then pressing Enter. Not every folder is accessible by entering its name.

Enter the URL or name of the application, followed by Enter. Just like a folder, not all applications can be opened by typing their name.

To open a website, just enter the URL in the address bar and press Enter. You can also perform a web search here, but you should not use a single word, such as hello.

Links – Here you can see and access the content of the Favorites bar.

The Favorites bar can be viewed before adding the Links toolbar if you open Run, enter Favorites and press Enter. Now you will find the Favorites folder. Within this folder, there is the Favorites Bar folder. Double-click it to view its contents.

Desktop – Here, you can view and access the entire content on your desktop.

For the desktop content to be seen before the “Desktop” toolbar is added, open the Run window. Type shell:desktop into it and then press Enter.

Learn how to add built-in toolbars to Windows 10.


Right-click on the blank space on the taskbar.

When you mouse over the Toolbars, you will see the following:

  • Address
  • Links
  • Desktop
  • New toolbar

Click only the toolbar you want, other than the New Toolbar option. Here, I chose Address.

It’s done! Now you can see the toolbar you chose on the taskbar.

Note: To remove the added one, follow the steps above.