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Windows 7: Program won't pin to taskbar

12 Apr 2010   #11
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenC View Post
Thanks, CT ....good advice.

I had no intention of messing around with that. Although the post has now been removed.
Yeah... I asked the admins to cut it. I was a little woried that one of the lurkers here about might just try it and make a mess of things.

It's a strange thing we do... We write back and forth to one-another but it's really all done for the lurkers... go figure.


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16 Mar 2011   #12
Deamonwing

Windows 7
 
 

The reason for this is the name of the file. Windows arbitrarily stops programs from being attached if they contain certain words:

Documentation;Help;Install;More Info;Readme;Read me;Read First;Setup;Support;What's New;Remove

Are all the words in question here. You can find this list in the register here:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileAssociations

Then the following key:

AddRemoveNames

Any program that contains the words in that list, will not be able to be PIN'd to anything. If you change the descriptor text or rename the program it should work just fine.

Try something like "Hlper" instead of "Helper".

Good Luck.
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25 Mar 2011   #13
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks - I wasn't aware of that. That seems to be the reason it can't be pinned - the word 'Help'

I found this list:

"In addition, if any of the following strings, regardless of case, are included in the shortcut name, the program is not pinnable and is not displayed in the most frequently used list":



Documentation

Help

Install

More Info

Read me

Read First

Readme

Remove

Setup

Support

What's New



In addition, the following list of programs are not pinnable and are excluded from the most frequently used list.



Applaunch.exe

Control.exe

Dfsvc.exe

Dllhost.exe

Guestmodemsg.exe

Hh.exe

Install.exe

Isuninst.exe

Lnkstub.exe

Mmc.exe

Mshta.exe

Msiexec.exe

Msoobe.exe

Rundll32.exe

Setup.exe

St5unst.exe

Unwise.exe

Unwise32.exe

Werfault.exe

Winhlp32.exe

Wlrmdr.exe

Wuapp.exe
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25 Mar 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would put it into the Toolbar. If you have a lot of programs that you like to be easily accessible, you quickly run out of taskbar real estate anyhow. Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista
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26 Mar 2011   #15
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, Wolfgang. I already did. This is an old thread from last year, but the person above came up with the reason I couldn't pin the particular program - it had 'help' in the name.
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