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Windows 7: Pin gadgets to taskbar?


25 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Pin gadgets to taskbar?

Is there any way to pin gadgets to the taskbar? Currently, the only way I know how to pull it up is to right click on the desktop and go to gadgets. Is there a simpler way to do it through the taskbar?

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25 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

I'm actually surprised no one else has asked this. I looked all over the internet and couldn't find anything. I'm not a huge fan of putting all the gadgets on my desktop since they slow down the cpu but I would like a quicker way to access them if I wanted to open one up momentarily.
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25 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think you can pin a gadget to the taskbar but you could pin a shortcut to the taskbar that will work the same as the one in the context menu.
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25 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I figured that you couldn't pin an actual gadget but I was actually inquiring as to the possibility of pinning the folder/app that launches the gadgets. As it is, you have to go on the desktop, right click and click on gadgets....I was hoping to put a link on the taskbar to whatever function caused the gadget folder to open up.

Edit: Actually rereading your post....I think you're referring to exactly what I wrote above. How exactly would I go about doing that?
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25 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Go to C:/Program Files/Windows Sidebar/sidebar

right click on sidebar, and Pin to Taskbar.
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25 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks but that's not working. Double clickin on that file doesn't do anything. :/
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25 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I didn't say double or single click it, I said right click on it, and pin to taskbar.


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25 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Got you. I was just about to post that I made a mistake. Thanks alot for the help airbot and mr grim.
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25 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No problem.
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