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No "pin to taskbar" option for some desktop shortcuts. Why????

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by PE, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. PE

    PE Flightless Bird

    Why is it in win7/hp that some desktop shortcuts have a "pin to taskbar"
    option, while other desktop shortcuts do not? Is there some way in which
    the latter can be pinned to the taskbar? Thanks
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "PE" <peter.edberg@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:6pPVn.1674$oN4.120@newsfe04.iad...
    > Why is it in win7/hp that some desktop shortcuts have a "pin to taskbar"
    > option, while other desktop shortcuts do not? Is there some way in
    > which the latter can be pinned to the taskbar? Thanks



    I don't know the answer to why, but you can still drag a shortcut to the
    Taskbar.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  3. PE

    PE Flightless Bird

    I that but it won't stick.

    "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
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    >
    > "PE" <peter.edberg@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:6pPVn.1674$oN4.120@newsfe04.iad...
    >> Why is it in win7/hp that some desktop shortcuts have a "pin to taskbar"
    >> option, while other desktop shortcuts do not? Is there some way in which
    >> the latter can be pinned to the taskbar? Thanks

    >
    >
    > I don't know the answer to why, but you can still drag a shortcut to the
    > Taskbar.
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
    >
     
  4. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    Did you like the old Quick Launch toolbar that XP and Vista had? I
    switched to that almost immediately after getting Win7 and icons dragged
    to the Taskbar stick for me. If you're interested:

    I Want My Quick Launch Toolbar Back!
    http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA



    "PE" <peter.edberg@cox.net> wrote in message
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    >I that but it won't stick.
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:i08neq$han$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "PE" <peter.edberg@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:6pPVn.1674$oN4.120@newsfe04.iad...
    >>> Why is it in win7/hp that some desktop shortcuts have a "pin to
    >>> taskbar" option, while other desktop shortcuts do not? Is there some
    >>> way in which the latter can be pinned to the taskbar? Thanks

    >>
    >>
    >> I don't know the answer to why, but you can still drag a shortcut to
    >> the Taskbar.
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>
    >>
     
  5. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Bruce Hagen wrote:
    > Did you like the old Quick Launch toolbar that XP and Vista had? I
    > switched to that almost immediately after getting Win7 and icons
    > dragged to the Taskbar stick for me. If you're interested:
    >
    > I Want My Quick Launch Toolbar Back!
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx
    >

    It is also easy to add a custom toolbar to the task bar.

    1) Create an empty folder anywhere you like with any name you want.
    2) Right click on the taskbar and select Toolbars>New toolbar.
    3) Browse to your new folder and select it.
    4) Add items to the new toolbar either by dragging them to the toolbar
    on the taskbar or into the folder as shortcuts.

    --
    Crash

    "The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion."
    ~ Arnold H. Glasow ~
     
  6. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "PE" <peter.edberg@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:6pPVn.1674$oN4.120@newsfe04.iad...
    > Why is it in win7/hp that some desktop shortcuts have a "pin to taskbar"
    > option, while other desktop shortcuts do not? Is there some way in which
    > the latter can be pinned to the taskbar? Thanks


    It seems to be definitely the case(for good reason) that only desktop
    shortcuts to applications will show the pin to taskbar option when right
    clicked. So if you have other stuff on your screen (Computer, recycle
    bin, documents etc.) they will not show that option.

    I suppose this is just obvious so is not what you meant, if so, beats me.
     
  7. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Either they aren't really shortcuts or the target is in a special folder
    like "Documents".

    On 6/27/2010 4:29 PM, PE wrote:
    > Why is it in win7/hp that some desktop shortcuts have a "pin to taskbar"
    > option, while other desktop shortcuts do not? Is there some way in which
    > the latter can be pinned to the taskbar? Thanks
     
  8. Walter Goldschmidt

    Walter Goldschmidt Flightless Bird

    I like Win 7 quick launch or whatever you want to call it because I'm not
    limited to 4 icons showing. I have 13 showing on my computer right now.

    Walt

    "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i08vv2$n98$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Did you like the old Quick Launch toolbar that XP and Vista had? I
    > switched to that almost immediately after getting Win7 and icons dragged
    > to the Taskbar stick for me. If you're interested:
    >
    > I Want My Quick Launch Toolbar Back!
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2009/01/12/the-bumper-list-of-windows-7-secrets.aspx
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
    >
    >
    > "PE" <peter.edberg@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:llTVn.3531$RC5.1401@newsfe08.iad...
    >>I that but it won't stick.
    >>
    >> "Bruce Hagen" <BRH@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:i08neq$han$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>> "PE" <peter.edberg@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:6pPVn.1674$oN4.120@newsfe04.iad...
    >>>> Why is it in win7/hp that some desktop shortcuts have a "pin to
    >>>> taskbar" option, while other desktop shortcuts do not? Is there some
    >>>> way in which the latter can be pinned to the taskbar? Thanks
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I don't know the answer to why, but you can still drag a shortcut to the
    >>> Taskbar.
    >>> --
    >>> Bruce Hagen
    >>> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >>> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>>
    >>>

    >
     

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