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Windows 7: Can't pin Office 2010 apps to taskbar?

09 Dec 2009   #1
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Can't pin Office 2010 apps to taskbar?

Hey,

For some reason, I can't get any of the Office 2010 programs to pin to the taskbar on Windows 7 Home Premium. When the program is running, the jumplist has no button to pin the program. If I go into the Start Menu and hit Pin to Taskbar from there, it gives me a working shortcut on the taskbar, but the program creates a new taskbar button when it launches, completely ignoring the one that's already there.

Even stranger, I don't have this problem on my other computer running Win 7 Pro.

Any thoughts or suggestions?


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09 Dec 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Have you tried rt.click on the .exe for each program and pin, or drag and drop the exe onto the taskbar. See if that works.
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09 Dec 2009   #3
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, I have tried that. Has the same result as right-clicking the Start Menu shortcut.
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11 Dec 2009   #4
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No further suggestions from anyone??
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11 Dec 2009   #5
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Hey,

For some reason, I can't get any of the Office 2010 programs to pin to the taskbar on Windows 7 Home Premium. When the program is running, the jumplist has no button to pin the program. If I go into the Start Menu and hit Pin to Taskbar from there, it gives me a working shortcut on the taskbar, but the program creates a new taskbar button when it launches, completely ignoring the one that's already there.

Even stranger, I don't have this problem on my other computer running Win 7 Pro.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Have you tried to select winword.exe and send shortcut to desktop first.
After it is on desktop just drag and drop into taskbar.
This works for me.

Iggy
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11 Dec 2009   #6
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Hey,

For some reason, I can't get any of the Office 2010 programs to pin to the taskbar on Windows 7 Home Premium. When the program is running, the jumplist has no button to pin the program. If I go into the Start Menu and hit Pin to Taskbar from there, it gives me a working shortcut on the taskbar, but the program creates a new taskbar button when it launches, completely ignoring the one that's already there.

Even stranger, I don't have this problem on my other computer running Win 7 Pro.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Have you tried to select winword.exe and send shortcut to desktop first.
After it is on desktop just drag and drop into taskbar.
This works for me.

Iggy
Yes, that did it! Thanks! Unfortunately, the Outlook does not have the proper jumplist options ... bummer ... but that is a minor issue for me, far outweighed by the fact that the icon itself is working!
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11 Dec 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Hey,

For some reason, I can't get any of the Office 2010 programs to pin to the taskbar on Windows 7 Home Premium. When the program is running, the jumplist has no button to pin the program. If I go into the Start Menu and hit Pin to Taskbar from there, it gives me a working shortcut on the taskbar, but the program creates a new taskbar button when it launches, completely ignoring the one that's already there.

Even stranger, I don't have this problem on my other computer running Win 7 Pro.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Have you tried to select winword.exe and send shortcut to desktop first.
After it is on desktop just drag and drop into taskbar.
This works for me.

Iggy
Yes, that did it! Thanks! Unfortunately, the Outlook does not have the proper jumplist options ... bummer ... but that is a minor issue for me, far outweighed by the fact that the icon itself is working!
If it worked on Win7 Pro than this signals to me that you have a much bigger problem at stake here...try this first

Run sfc /scannow in a command prompt (as an Administrator)...if it doesn't work after that than I would consider a repair install
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11 Dec 2009   #8
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post

Have you tried to select winword.exe and send shortcut to desktop first.
After it is on desktop just drag and drop into taskbar.
This works for me.

Iggy
Yes, that did it! Thanks! Unfortunately, the Outlook does not have the proper jumplist options ... bummer ... but that is a minor issue for me, far outweighed by the fact that the icon itself is working!
If it worked on Win7 Pro than this signals to me that you have a much bigger problem at stake here...try this first

Run sfc /scannow in a command prompt (as an Administrator)...if it doesn't work after that than I would consider a repair install

I just unlocked my taskbar and tried to pin something to it and it didn't work. We may have found a minor glitch in Win7.
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11 Dec 2009   #9
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post

Yes, that did it! Thanks! Unfortunately, the Outlook does not have the proper jumplist options ... bummer ... but that is a minor issue for me, far outweighed by the fact that the icon itself is working!
If it worked on Win7 Pro than this signals to me that you have a much bigger problem at stake here...try this first

Run sfc /scannow in a command prompt (as an Administrator)...if it doesn't work after that than I would consider a repair install

I just unlocked my taskbar and tried to pin something to it and it didn't work. We may have found a minor glitch in Win7.
Nope, there is no glitch! I pinned IE x64 drom my \START\PROGRAMS R/C to the taskbar. No issues.
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