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Windows 7: Pinning shortcuts to the taskbar?

12 Aug 2011   #1
RadxBoy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Pinning shortcuts to the taskbar?

I've made a bunch of desktop shortcuts recently. Now, I would like to move them from the desktop to the task bar like I used to do in XP. Can't do it. Why, and are there any alternatives?


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12 Aug 2011   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not clear what you have tried.

Works for me to rt click a shorcut and select pin to taskbar.
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12 Aug 2011   #3
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RadxBoy View Post
I've made a bunch of desktop shortcuts recently. Now, I would like to move them from the desktop to the task bar like I used to do in XP. Can't do it. Why, and are there any alternatives?

Have you tried these methods?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
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12 Aug 2011   #4
RadxBoy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When I right click on the shortcuts, there is no option to pin to task bar. When I try to drag it to the task bar, it won't stay and a little red "x" appears on the icon.
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12 Aug 2011   #5
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

This may be helpful for other kinds of shortcuts:
How to pin any item to the taskbar in Windows 7 | Windows 7 Center
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12 Aug 2011   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RadxBoy View Post
When I right click on the shortcuts, there is no option to pin to task bar. When I try to drag it to the task bar, it won't stay and a little red "x" appears on the icon.
What are you trying to pin to the taskbar?
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12 Aug 2011   #7
RadxBoy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gini View Post
This may be helpful for other kinds of shortcuts:
How to pin any item to the taskbar in Windows 7 | Windows 7 Center
gini, your link looks very promising. I will try that!
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13 Aug 2011   #8
Imperfect1

 
 

Here's a couple of work-arounds:

You could create a QuickLaunch toolbar within your Taskbar, and drag your shortcuts to that. Some or all of the shortcut icons could then be displayed on your Taskbar, depending on how much room (i.e. width) you allocated to the QuickLaunch taskbar area.
Add the Quick Launch Bar to the Taskbar in Windows
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Or, alternatively, you could create a Links Taskbar which is similar to the QuickLaunch taskbar. Just right-click on the Taskbar, select "Toolbars" and then "Links." This will place a Links folder in the Notification Tray. Drag all your programs there and you'll have instant access to them without cluttering up your Taskbar.
How to Use Toolbars in Windows 7 and Vista - Instruction Video (excellent and very clear)
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13 Aug 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello RadxBoy,

It depends on what they are shortcuts of, but you might check to see if the tutorial below may be your issue.

Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu Missing from Context Menu Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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