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Windows 7: Can't pin anything to taskbar

06 Jun 2010   #1
pk7677

Windows 7
 
 
Can't pin anything to taskbar

I did my research, a few people had this problem but mine is different from theirs. I have my IsShortcut in lnkfile, I replaced it again just to make sure, I also have the shortcut arrow in my desktop Icons. My problem is when I do shift-rightclick on a application I only see "Pin to start menu" unlike other people who also see "Pin to taskbar". I also tried to go to c:\program files and drag those application directly from there to taskbar but no matter what I get a red circle with a \ in it.

*The application I tried to add is Chrome

any idea on how to fix this?


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06 Jun 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello pk7677, welcome to Seven Forums!



Maybe I just miss-read the OP, when you have Chrome open have you tried to right click the icon in the taskbar to see it you get this option?
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06 Jun 2010   #3
pk7677

Windows 7
 
 

Yea I see those options when I have chrome open, but when I click on Pin program to taskbar nothing happens.
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06 Jun 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a good look at the tutorial at the link below to see if you're missing anything.

Also look through the "Related Tutorials" links at the bottom of the tutorial.


Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Program Links
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06 Jun 2010   #5
pk7677

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Have a good look at the tutorial at the link below to see if you're missing anything.

Also look through the "Related Tutorials" links at the bottom of the tutorial.


Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Program Links
Tutorial is not working for me. When I right click chrome(when its not open) I don't see Pin program to taskbar or startmenu, but when I shift-rightclick on chrome I only see pin program to start menu...

I also tried Enable_Taskbar_Pinned_Programs.zip from Related Tutorials before I made this thread.
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06 Jun 2010   #6
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

When you go to Start>All Programs>Google Chrome>Chrome could you do a right mouse button click and provide what options are available? I think you may need to do a repair installation of Windows 7 personally.
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06 Jun 2010   #7
pk7677

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
When you go to Start>All Programs>Google Chrome>Chrome could you do a right mouse button click and provide what options are available? I think you may need to do a repair installation of Windows 7 personally.

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If I do Shift-rightclick I can get the pin to startmenu option. I got my windows 7 online legit copy I don't have the disk so how can I do a repair install? Also does repair install take up a lot of space? My HD is kinda full.


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06 Jun 2010   #8
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

A repair install doesn't take up any space it simply reinstalls any corrupted files thereby repairing what is bad, did you place your Windows 7 on a DVD to have as backup?

Another thought is do all your programs do this or just Chrome? If all then a repair install is what I would do, if just Chrome I'd reload that.
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06 Jun 2010   #9
pk7677

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
A repair install doesn't take up any space it simply reinstalls any corrupted files thereby repairing what is bad, did you place your Windows 7 on a DVD to have as backup?

Another thought is do all your programs do this or just Chrome? If all then a repair install is what I would do, if just Chrome I'd reload that.
Its all my programs, and yea I think im going to do a repair install. Thanks for the replies.
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06 Jun 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you don't have a disk, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
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