Eclipse plugin documentation provides some interesting insight.
My 1997 reference was because that was the year that windows NT 4 got a quick-launch bar
. So ... I'm not sure what NT you're referring to, or else my memory is screwed
. MSIE 4 added quick-launch to NT, no?
It seems we're both partially right. I found a document
explaining that this functionality only gets installed with IE4, not with IE5.x or 6. My machine has IE5.5 on it which probably explains the missing functionality. Given the bureaucratic environment I'm currently working in, there's no chance I'll ever get the sys admins to install that stuff unless I file a formal change request or something. Not worth the effort...