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Windows 7: Program won't pin to taskbar

20 Feb 2010   #1
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 
Program won't pin to taskbar

I'm having trouble pinning a program to the taskbar. I have others pinned there, but trader's little helper won't pin. If I right click on it I just get an option to "Add to quick launch area" Same with the desktop icon I have. If I drag the icon from the prog when it's open....it still won't pin. The only option with a right click when the prog is open on the taskbar is "close window"
Any ideas?


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20 Feb 2010   #2
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You have an option to ADD TO QUICK LAUNCH AREA ???

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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20 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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

The many ways to try to attach to the taskbar. There is a limit as to how many can be pinned. Right click on the taskbar make sure that it is unlocked.
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21 Feb 2010   #4
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

I tried unpinning one program and then tried to pin Traders, but still no luck. Does anyone have this program pinned?

Trader's Little Helper

I realize I could add Quick Launch but I don't want it just for one program
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21 Feb 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenC View Post
I tried unpinning one program and then tried to pin Traders, but still no luck. Does anyone have this program pinned?

Trader's Little Helper

I realize I could add Quick Launch but I don't want it just for one program
Not aware of that program.
Did you ever try the remove the arrow used on Shortcuts ?? Because by doing so sometimes used to cause issue.


Good Luck,
Captain
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21 Feb 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello Ken,

It appears to be an issue with that progam itself. I cannot get it to pin to the taskbar either. The shortcuts of it do not even have the option. The EXE does, and it adds it to the hidden location below, but it still is not pinned to the taskbar. It appears that this program can only be pinned on the taskbar using Quick Launch or in a pinned folder.

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
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21 Feb 2010   #7
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for trying,Brink. If YOU can't pin it then I may as well give up,although I'll try the pinned folder.
It's a great program for converting various audio files,Flac,Wav and MP3s,etc.

To the Captain, re, Shortcut arrows: I don't have the arrows and tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program from scratch.

Thanks everyone!
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21 Feb 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

You're welcome Ken. Please let us know how the pinned folder works out for you.
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12 Apr 2010   #9
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenC View Post
I'm having trouble pinning a program to the taskbar. I have others pinned there, but trader's little helper won't pin. If I right click on it I just get an option to "Add to quick launch area" Same with the desktop icon I have. If I drag the icon from the prog when it's open....it still won't pin. The only option with a right click when the prog is open on the taskbar is "close window"
Any ideas?
FWIW... I've often noticed that the program file itself will not pin, but a shortcut to the program (eg. in the start bar) will...
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12 Apr 2010   #10
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, CT ....good advice.

I had no intention of messing around with that. Although the post has now been removed.
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