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Windows 7: Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

24 Oct 2009   #30
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dregatar View Post
How do i pin the recycle bin yo the start menu... tried it but it doesn't show empty recycle bin option
Are you using the standard recycle bins, or icons from another file?


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24 Oct 2009   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dregatar View Post
How do i pin the recycle bin yo the start menu... tried it but it doesn't show empty recycle bin option
Hello Dregatar,

You will not be able to pin the same Recycle Bin shortcut created in the tutorial and have a option to pin it to the Start Menu. Only to the taskbar as it was intended in the tutorial.

Instead, you will only be able to pin the default Recycle Bin on the desktop to the Start Menu. As you discovered, it has no "Empty Recycle Bin" context menu option though.

Sorry, but if you do not want the Recycle Bin on the Desktop, you will have to have it pinned to the taskbar as in the tutorial to have the "Empty Recycle Bin" option.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Nov 2009   #32
sicklyslick

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

did anyone figure out how to remove the annoying gap in the taskbar when using large icon for the recycle bin?
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01 Nov 2009   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SicklySlick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no it currently cannot be removed.
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01 Nov 2009   #34
sicklyslick

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

could we change the recycle bin icons to make it smaller? or that doesnt work either
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01 Nov 2009   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SicklySlick,

Yes, at step 10, you can select (check) to use Small Icons instead if you like.
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02 Nov 2009   #36
sicklyslick

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

i meant cant we change the the recycle bin icon (like use a different icon, not using the small icon option) that is 40pixels high? would that solve the problem?
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02 Nov 2009   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sicklyslick View Post
i meant cant we change the the recycle bin icon (like use a different icon, not using the small icon option) that is 40pixels high? would that solve the problem?
I have not tried it to see how it looks, but yes you can change the Recycle Bin icon to another one to see if it may help.
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03 Nov 2009   #38
gohardsupreme

windows 7 home premium sp1 x86
 
 

thanks for the tutorial, it works great. However i have one small problem with it. i am using a theme in which a portion of my taskbar is a different color than the sides. when i added the recycle bin to the taskbar the 2nd color disappeared. is there a way to get it back?
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03 Nov 2009   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gohardsupreme,

Does moving the Recycle Bin around to a different location on the taskbar make any difference, or using a small icon instead?
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