What happened to the Address Bar in Windows XP Service Pack 3?
Like the Show Desktop button, I'm also a huge fan of the Address Bar toolbar in Windows XP. Or at least I was until Service Pack 3.
The Address Toolbar (RIP)
Recently, Microsoft under the guise of a Service Pack removed functionality. I believe the explanation they used was something like, "Due to regulatory requests . . ." and that this stems from the removal of Internet Explorer from the OS itself. I, personally, this is one of the dumbest things ever, but that's me.
This toolbar was hugely helpful to launch websites, open files and do a variety of other tasks. My ...