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Windows 7: Taskbar Pinning Issue

03 Nov 2015   #1
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 
Taskbar Pinning Issue

Hello-

Today we are having an issue pinning a Shortcut (SpeedTest) we created to the Taskbar. We established

a legitimate icon for the shortcut as well. The trouble is, when we drag the shortcut to the Taskabar we get a

word balloon that reads 'Pin to Opera'. I have searched, read tutorials here, checked 'gpedit.msc' options, etc.

to no avail. Please note attachment. Also, when right clicking the Shortcut, there's no option to 'Pin to

Taskbar'.

I don't recall ever having this issue before. Could someone please help me out here?

Thank-you!

tim




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03 Nov 2015   #2
D3LL

 
 

Hi Tim,

May I suggest you follow this tutorial created by Brink:
Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area

This should resolve your issue. Please post your results back.
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03 Nov 2015   #3
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks, D3LL, but that tutorial refers to the Start Menu. Brink has another tutorial regarding the Taskbar, but that's no help, either.

Regards-

tim
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03 Nov 2015   #4
D3LL

 
 

Hi Tim,

Thanks for posting back. I know you've said you've tried the tutorials here but could you try this one below as I believe it should resolve your issue for good.
Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
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03 Nov 2015   #5
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks, D3LL... I'm not understanding that very well. I managed to create a Start Menu shortcut by adding the internet shortcut (web document url) to- C:\Users\'my user name'\App Data\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. I can click Start and it's in the list. I'm not sure what the 'change arrow' has to do with it. If there's a way to change that file to a different file type, like application from internet shortcut, it will pin to the taskbar then. Can't figure out how to change the extension from .url to .exe, either... either way would work.
I just can't get my head wrapped around that 'change, remove arrow' thing.
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03 Nov 2015   #6
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

That link on Brink's tutorial is no good- it's been superseded by another program called Tweaker, and I can't figure out how to extract it.
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03 Nov 2015   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tim,

You could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to create a website shortcut that can "Pin to taskbar" as a separate icon.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create
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03 Nov 2015   #8
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Hmmm, now I'm really confused!... Brink, I only saw TWO options in the link provided, and I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64, not Windows 10... or did I simply miss something here?...jus' wonderin'

Thanks-

tim
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03 Nov 2015   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry Tim, it pasted the wrong link on me. Here's the correct one.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create
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03 Nov 2015   #10
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks, Brink- thought I was losing me mind...!... We'll play with this link a spell and inform.

Thanks for the help- as usual, 'tis greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards-

tim
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