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Cannot pin shortcuts or apps to taskbar-Windows 8.1

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    Cannot pin shortcuts or apps to taskbar-Windows 8.1


    Hi. I have a brand new Hp Pavilion and while in the process of customizing my desktop and taskbar I found that i am unable to pin anything from the desktop or shortcuts I created (such as Microsoft Word, or the snipping tool) to the taskbar. I have tried all three methods to try and pin.
    The only items pinned are the ones already there from the first boot.

    I was hoping someone out there as some insight to this.

    A huge 'Thank You" in advance.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Marc, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I have a couple of questions.

    Do the shortcuts still work?

    Do you have the "Pin to Taskbar" item in the context menu of these shortcuts of application files?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What 3 methods ?
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    taskbar pinning


    Thank you for the three replies. Yes, I do have 'pin to start" in the context menus. They all work but won't pin. I have tried from the start screen by right clicking. I tried dragging to the task bar and then I tried from the apps screen .

    Thanks again
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    A Greeting..


    Nice to meet you Brink and David!
    Marc
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Aldrich View Post
    Nice to meet you Brink and David!
    Marc
    Nice to meet you too Marc.

    You can open a program & right click the icon in the taskbar & choose "Pin to taskbar".

    Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 8

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    Last edited by Brink; 10 Mar 2014 at 09:25. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Thanks David!! Never thought of right clicking while program is open. Worked perfect.
    Thank you again...have a great day!

    By chance when you post here can you direct question to a specific member?
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    I love your Motto at the bottom of your page! Fits you perfectly!
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Aldrich View Post
    Thanks David!! Never thought of right clicking while program is open. Worked perfect.
    Thank you again...have a great day!

    By chance when you post here can you direct question to a specific member?
    You could as the title use, "@ David Bailey".

    Or whoever.

    Glad I could help.

    If you wish to rep me, that's up to you.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Aldrich View Post
    I love your Motto at the bottom of your page! Fits you perfectly!
    Ganesh is my buddy.
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