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Windows 7: Can I pin an internet shortcut to the taskbar alone?

23 Jul 2009   #1
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 
Can I pin an internet shortcut to the taskbar alone?

I have a couple of WEB based applications that I want to pin to the Taskbar directly. I do not wish to have them pined under Firefox or Chrome etc..

I want the link and Icon posted alone on the taskbar. This was possible in older versions of windows however in 7 it forces the program icon to the taskbar and pin the link under the right click for it.

Does anyone know a way to do this?


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23 Jul 2009   #2
Hedrush

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 (Clean Install)
 
 

Check this thread out and my post in particular How can i Pin an Internet shortcut to the taskbar?

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23 Jul 2009   #3
greenlink23

Vista & Win 7
 
 

do you mean like this?


the gmail icon open gmail in chrome
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23 Jul 2009   #4
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

yes like that
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23 Jul 2009   #5
greenlink23

Vista & Win 7
 
 

oh that's easy. at least on chrome. i don't think you can do it with firefox.

first go to the site you want to make a link for. then click the page button. click 'create application shortcut...'


then it will ask you where you want to put the shortcut. make sure 'desktop' is checked. then click 'ok'.



now drag the 'shortcut' you created to the taskbar. and your done.
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23 Jul 2009   #6
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

You could always create a new shortcut to Internet Explorer itself then right-click the new shortcut and put the web address after the speachmarks in the 'Target:' box, then pin the shortcut to the taskbar.

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So the full command in the 'Target' would look something along these lines:
Code:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.sevenforums.com/

The only problem being is when you open the link, the selection box that shows the active window in the taskbar will merge into IE's window stack..
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24 Jul 2009   #7
greenlink23

Vista & Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
You could always create a new shortcut to Internet Explorer itself then right-click the new shortcut and put the web address after the speachmarks in the 'Target:' box, then pin the shortcut to the taskbar.
i bet this work with firefox
*edit* yup

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
The only problem being is when you open the link, the selection box that shows the active window in the taskbar will merge into IE's window stack..
Like so: (Notice no highlight/selection around the SevenForums logo)
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this happens with chrome and firefox
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24 Jul 2009   #8
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Thanks for the tips I am using the Chrome idea with some success. Weird because some times the apps do launch in there own highlighted tab on the bottom and other times in the Chrome window.
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20 Jun 2010   #9
lharrison

windows 7
 
 

Reviving this thread as it is the first hit for "pin internet shortcut to taskbar windows 7."

Been working on this problem for a couple of days and finally found that the Prism extension for Firefox is a good solution to this issue. Allows you to make Chrome-style application shortcuts any web page.
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20 Jun 2010   #10
jp07764

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

You can just pin it to the IE jump list.

Jimmy
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