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How Do I Pin an Application to the Windows® 7 Taskbar

October 23, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to pin a shortcut from the Start menu to the Windows® 7 taskbar

The easiest way to launch an application is to click on it in the taskbar. The taskbar is always visible at the bottom of the desktop even if you have multiple windows or applications running simultaneously. There are some programs pinned automatically after the Windows® 7 installation (e.g., Internet Explorer®), but you can add any application’s shortcut to make accessing it easier. In the instructions below, read how to pin a shortcut from the Start menu to the Windows® taskbar in three simple steps.

Instructions to Pin an Application to the Taskbar in Windows® 7:

  1. Click the “Start” button and locate the application you want to pin to the Windows® taskbar.
  2. Right-click on the icon.
  3. From the menu, select the “Pin to Taskbar” option.


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