Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Computer - Pin to Taskbar

02 Feb 2010   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hsrstud,

This is a unrelated Windows Explorer error that just happens to affect this since this is what the shortcut opens. You might consider doing a repair install to fix this. Afterwards, you should be able to use the shortcut as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Feb 2010   #31
hsrstud

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for this information Shawn.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2010   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Hrstud.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #33
claudiusss

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

it works for me,win7 64bit,thnx!!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Feb 2010   #34
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

is there a way to make it when you click on it the folder that opens doesnt overide the icon. In other words once I click it I would be able to click it again to open another folder. Possible?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kookster,

Yes. Having this Computer shortcut pinned (dragged) to the right of the default pinned Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar will allow you to open a new Computer window for each time you click on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2010   #36
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Ok i got it to work without any other folder being pinned to the taskbar, using Jump List Launcher. All you have to do is:

1. Open up "JumplistLauncher.exe"
2. Drag and drop "Computer.lnk" that you downloaded from this tutorial into it
3. Select the check box next to "explorer"
4. Click "update Jumplist", this is like the save button
5. Right click on "JumplistLauncher.exe" select "create shortcut"
6. Right click on your new shortcut, select properties
7. Select "Change icon..."
8. Browse for your desired icon
Default icon directory:
%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
9. Select your icon, select "OK", select "OK"
10. Pin your new shortcut to the taskbar.

Brink you could add this to other methods if you like?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #37
KarlLabrada

|Windows 7 x64| |Windows XP Pro x64|
 
 
uh-oh

Ok this works for me as described, but not like it used to...

I updated from the RC version of Win 7 to Win7 Pro x64 this morning, and I used this tute as I have before, and it works in that it launches a win explorer window to Computer rather than Librarys, which is good, but when I have used it before it has changed the way it launches (bare with me, this might get a little confusing)

I have a few of things pinned to my quick launch, but the two that concern this are Firefox and Explorer. Both of these programs launch and change the icon for the program into the title for it on the task bar (as is expected). The problem being that if I have explorer on the left, and Firefox on the right, when I launch a few windows of explorer my Firefox shortcut moves along the task bar and I have to go searching for it.
for example,
[Explorer window][Explorer window][Explorer window][Firefox shortcut]

Previously when using this tute it caused explorer to launch but left the shortcut where it was.
for example,
[Explorer shortcut][Firefox shortcut][Explorer window][Explorer window]

If I reverse the order of the shortcuts then I still have the same problem, but with the explorer shortcut moving rather than the Firefox shortcut moving.

Any idea how I can get it like the second example again?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Karl,

Have you considered using the Always combine, hide labels option for the tasbar to have the buttons grouped instead? This way you would avoid them moving around on you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2010   #39
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

@KarlLabrada I know exactly what you mean!!! That's why i did what I did in the post above you. You should give it a try.
To sum it up it creates a shortcut to whatever folder you want (Computer, C:, Documents, Whatever). When you click on it will open that folder furthest to the right on your taskbar, or right next to any other folders you have opened already.
If you give it a try, let me know what you think and how it works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Computer - Pin to Taskbar




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
computer taskbar blinking
never mind i solved it
General Discussion
Computer won't shut down, programs don't appear on taskbar
Sometimes when I start my computer, I'll find that my running programs don't appear on the task bar. This isn't too bad -- I can still use Alt-Tab to get around. Then I open the Start Menu, and the programs that are supposed to be pinned there are missing. Of course, they still show up under All...
General Discussion
My Computer pinned to Taskbar
Hey all, Vista veteran that just switched over to Win7 64-bit Home edition this week. Just pinned My Computer to the taskbar. When I click the icon, it brings up the list of internal/external drives (C, D, etc) as it should. But then, when I click on one of the drives, it opens up the...
General Discussion
Is there a way to put the Computer icon on the taskbar?
I'm talikng about the icon that looks like a pc tower/monitor and when you click on it you see your ''C'' Hdd. I'd like to have it at the bottom on the taskbar with my libraries folder. I've tried a couple of things and don't seem to work. thanks
General Discussion
HELP How to pin MY COMPUTER on taskbar
everytime i pin it on the taskbar, it defaults to Libraries when i click it..how can i pin a link to my computer on th taskbar?..thanks
Customization
Computer to taskbar? How?
Hi I want add computer shortcut to taskbar. How can I do it?
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:50.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App