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Windows 7: How do I make shortcuts to pinned taskbar items to Start menu?

06 Jun 2013   #1
shadowboy1795

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How do I make shortcuts to pinned taskbar items to Start menu?

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Okay, forgive me if the title is a little hard to understand. Yesterday I made a huge mistake by going to Taskbar and Start Menu and unchecking both "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" and "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar". What I'm trying to find out is if I can make shortcuts to two of the programs that are pinned to my taskbar. Those programs are Google Chrome and iTunes. I've noticed that if I unpin them from the taskbar that they will appear on the Start menu, but I don't want to unpin them. I have tried pinning them to the Start menu, but with those two programs pinned and the other programs just sitting there, it actually makes my Start menu look really cluttered and messy. So the real question is, can I put items on the Start menu without unpinning them from the taskbar and without pinning them to the Start menu?


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07 Jun 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795 View Post
*If this is in the wrong forum, please tell me which one to put it in.
Okay, forgive me if the title is a little hard to understand. Yesterday I made a huge mistake by going to Taskbar and Start Menu and unchecking both "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" and "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar". What I'm trying to find out is if I can make shortcuts to two of the programs that are pinned to my taskbar. Those programs are Google Chrome and iTunes. I've noticed that if I unpin them from the taskbar that they will appear on the Start menu, but I don't want to unpin them. I have tried pinning them to the Start menu, but with those two programs pinned and the other programs just sitting there, it actually makes my Start menu look really cluttered and messy. So the real question is, can I put items on the Start menu without unpinning them from the taskbar and without pinning them to the Start menu?
Yep: re-enable "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu", and then open the programs. When there are unwanted programs in there, just right-click them and choose "Remove from this list".

You can also use Windows Key + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. to open any pinned item on the Taskbar because each number corresponds to a pinned item starting from the left. So Windows Key + 1 opens the first item, and then on the other side Windows Key + 0 opens the 10th item from the left.

Beyond that, I don't know if the list of recently opened programs in the Start Menu can be edited.
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