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Windows 7: Can I get ride of Pinning option?


24 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full)
 
 
Can I get ride of Pinning option?

Hello all

New to Windows 7 and am learning but one thing I really hate is this pinned option thing.

Is there anyway to remove that as a option from right clicking of the taskbar icon menu?

Thanks

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24 May 2010   #2
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Yes, don't pin it there.

By pinning, however, you get a full history of the Word, IE, etc. program's use by rightclicking.

I find it the place to pin freq used programs, leaving active files to the desktop.
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24 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Greg is right, you don't have to pin items to the taskbar, it is your choice. I choose to pin items to the taskbar because I like to use the aero peek feature to see thumbnails of each item

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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24 May 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I use the pinning feature, too. I think that if you give it a try, you will really begin to like it. It is a nice feature.
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24 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

You can unpin everything currently pinned, and avoid pinning in the future. But I don't believe there is a way to remove it from the right-click menu.
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24 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full)
 
 

To be honest its not so much the trouble that there is a Pin possible from everything but more it's that is can be un-pinned so easily.

Bout the only two things I want pinned are Windows Explorer an Control panel an both of those are shortcuts that are specially stringed so that they open things the way I want.

But in my haste I know I will, and already have, accidentally hit the unpin option, especially as since the Windows Explorer taskbar icon covers that shortcut now and to open another window I have to right click it, and then if I hit unpin, I loose the whole shortcut and have to make is all over again.

Tell you what Win 7 sure has a lot more clicking for silly reasons to do the same thing XP did with less.

Nothing worse I hate then differences just for the sake of change so it doesn't seem like a paid for fixing of things that should have been just been done right in the first place.
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24 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WBFAir View Post
To be honest its not so much the trouble that there is a Pin possible from everything but more it's that is can be un-pinned so easily.

Bout the only two things I want pinned are Windows Explorer an Control panel an both of those are shortcuts that are specially stringed so that they open things the way I want.

But in my haste I know I will, and already have, accidentally hit the unpin option, especially as since the Windows Explorer taskbar icon covers that shortcut now and to open another window I have to right click it, and then if I hit unpin, I loose the whole shortcut and have to make is all over again.

Tell you what Win 7 sure has a lot more clicking for silly reasons to do the same thing XP did with less.

Nothing worse I hate then differences just for the sake of change so it doesn't seem like a paid for fixing of things that should have been just been done right in the first place.
Yeah, I fairly often accidentally unpin in my quickness to open a new window of an app (Firefox) and have to pin it again. But I realize I just have to be more careful with what I'm doing.
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24 May 2010   #8

home: Windows 7 x64 work: OS X 10.4.11
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WBFAir View Post
Tell you what Win 7 sure has a lot more clicking for silly reasons to do the same thing XP did with less.
This pretty much sums up my Win 7 experience.

Have a look through this thread for a way to remove the option from your context menu. It might not address your concern directly but looks like a good place to start.
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24 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I definitely prefer the quicklaunch toolbar.

It is EXACTLY the same as the XP version. Pinning is too extravagant for my needs (I want to use it to open a program, and when the program is open it turns into the bar, so I have to right click to open a new one, etc.)

~Lordbob
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