Add Vista Breadcrumbs Navigation Address Bar In Windows XP

Do you like the Breadcrumbs address bar in Windows Vista? The usability of breadcrumbs navigation is better than the old classic form of navigation. If you don’t want to install Vista because you have a low-spec computer, you can add the breadcrumbs navigation in Windows XP.

QTAddressBar is an awesome application that adds the full Vista breadcrumbs navigation address bar in Windows XP. It is small zip file and does not take much memory resources to run.

After you have installed this application, log off your Computer and sign in again. Now right-click on the free space next to Navigation buttons and select QT Breadcrumbs Address Bar.

Now you will see Breadcrumbs address bar next to the classic address bar. Now you can replace the classic address bar with the breadcrumbs address bar by customizing the looks. Go to View > Toobars and uncheck Address bar. Also uncheck Lock The Toolbars option from the Toolbars list. It should look like this(see screenshot).

toolbars Add Vista Breadcrumbs Navigation Address Bar In Windows XP

Now drag the Breadcrumbs address bar below the navigation buttons.

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It should now look like this.

qt breadcrumbs address bar

That’s it. Now you can navigate faster than before, clicking the arrows will help you find files and folders in that directory.

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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