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Windows 7: Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Program

07 Nov 2008   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Program

How to Pin or Unpin a Program to the Windows 7 Taskbar

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11 Feb 2009   #40
daniel2

7 beta
 
 

yes. this is what i meant! thank you very much for your help, I will let you know how it goes when I try it after I get home.

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11 Feb 2009   #41
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Daniel. Hope it goes well.
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11 Feb 2009   #42
daniel2

7 beta
 
 

i figured it out. both boxes in the properties menu have to be checked for the taskbar to allow you to pin something to windows explorer. this doesn't really make sense to me. just because something is pinned somewhere doesn't mean it is a recent item. pinning abilities should be independent of frequency of use or recentness.

thanks again for your help.
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11 Feb 2009   #43
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Daniel,

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out now. Yeah, you would think the they would make that separate.
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26 Feb 2009   #44
xzrd

windows seven
 
 

im sorry but when i tried to pin a shortcut from the desktop, this is what happens:

theres a red icon instead of the blue arrow



Please help!
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26 Feb 2009   #45
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Xzrd, and welcome to Seven Forums,

Do you have Recent Programs and Recent Items turned on?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Feb 2009   #46
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Xzrd, and welcome to Seven Forums,

Do you have Recent Programs and Recent Items turned on?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
hey brink just wanted to let you know that they might be a workaround for folders and have no idea how i made i get here but i got

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oh and its unstable meaning that it will disapear and will go to the windows explorer shortcut and click and it will regain focus...

oh and it behaves like wmp x64 meaning that the name would not be shown correctly...


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27 Feb 2009   #47
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi DA,

That does look interesting. To bad it is not stable though. I'll have to look into one.

Thank you,
Shawn
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02 May 2009   #48
Fritz Fraghof

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

I know it is possible to drag a file that has a program associated for it (ex: .txt file for Notepad) to an empty area on the taskbar, so as to pin it.

However is it possible to pin the file itself, so one doesn't have to right click on the program icon, then move the mouse up and left click on the file you want opened. It was possible to open a file pinned to the quickstart area in Windows XP with one step, and now it seems to be three steps - my only complaint with Windows 7 so far. But I might just be missing a simple solution..

Thanks in advance for any help.
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02 May 2009   #49
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Fritz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry but no, you cannot pin a document for a program like that separately onto the taskbar in Windows 7.

However, you can use the same method for adding Quick Launch to the taskbar to add a folder with your documents instead on the right side of the taskbar.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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