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Windows 7: Remove "pin this program to taskbar" from right click menu in taskbar

02 Jun 2013   #1
happycat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Remove "pin this program to taskbar" from right click menu in taskbar

When I right click programs in the taskbar I have the option to "pin them to the tasbar". Is it possible to remove this option from the right click menu?


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02 Jun 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

Here's a discussion that makes it seem possible, but I would say it's too much work to make it worth it:

How to Remove "Pin this program to taskbar" (Network Steve Forum)

This isn't a guide, but it's a question that was posted asking the same question you're asking.

Also, the discussion is a little bit hard for me to follow because it's a thread but the responses to previous posts begin immediately following the last character of the post they're responding to.

To skip to down to the part that might work for some of your programs, perform a Ctrl+F search for "got". This is the first word of the post that suggests a possible solution for some programs that might allow it. Read the replies that this post received.
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02 Jun 2013   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Happycat,

You might see if the option used in the tutorial below to remove the "Pin to Taskbar" item from all context menus may work for you for this.

Pin to Taskbar - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

UPDATE:
Never mind. This doesn't remove the "Pin this program to taskbar" option from the Jump List for opened program icons on the taskbar.
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02 Jun 2013   #4
TwoCables

 

He's talking about "Pin this program to taskbar" when right-clicking an open program on the Taskbar. This option has caused me to accidentally pin a program or two to the Taskbar, and I admit that I wished it wasn't there for those times.

However, over time, I have adjusted and I no longer accidentally click it - but I also live at my computer, so that's a large amount of time that I spent getting used to it so much that it's no longer a problem.
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02 Jun 2013   #5
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I use this feature allot .
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02 Jun 2013   #6
happycat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Gary, I appreciate that but I don't use it at all as I use the quick launch bar instead of pinning, and have accidently pinned programs a few times now.
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02 Jun 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by happycat View Post
When I right click programs in the taskbar I have the option to "pin them to the tasbar". Is it possible to remove this option from the right click menu?
Why would you want to remove it ?

It`s a rhetorical question.
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02 Jun 2013   #8
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by happycat View Post
Hi Gary, I appreciate that but I don't use it at all as I use the quick launch bar instead of pinning, and have accidently pinned programs a few times now.
My favorite advantage of pinned items is being able to open them using the following keyboard shortcuts: Windows Key + 1, Windows Key + 2, Windows Key +3, etc. etc. all the way through Windows Key + 9 and finally Windows Key + 0. These correspond to each pinned item starting from the left, and Windows Key + 0 opens the 10th pinned item from the left. This turns the top row of numbers into buttons that correspond to each of your pinned items, just as long as you press one of them while holding down the Windows Key!

Not only that, but there are other advantages to pinned items that I'd like you to discover on your own (it's more fun that way). The Quick Launch toolbar is really only useful for getting things stuck to the Taskbar that can't be pinned (since you can put pretty much anything in the Quick Launch folder).

Seriously: don't shoot yourself in the foot by never taking advantage of being able to pin items to the Taskbar. It's not as lame as pinning items to the Start Menu which is an old trick. Pinning items to the Taskbar means you not only get these keyboard shortcuts, but you get other nice advantages. Experiment.

...and here I thought that you had everything pinned to the Taskbar that you wanted pinned and now this option was just getting in your way from time to time.
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07 Mar 2016   #9
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

start>edit group policy (control panel), or run gpedit.msc

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