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Unable to pin any items at all to taskbar

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Perhaps---

    WinAero: Pin to 8

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    The only other thing I can think of is to go to Classic Shell folder in the Programs list after clicking Start, then 'Start Menu Settings' . Check that you have the same setting as in screen below so pinned items are in Start Menu not a pinned folder. Then drag-to-taskbar should be activated. Good Luck

    Attachment 58222
    This provided me with the ability to Unpin programs from the Taskbar (that aren't pinned), but clicking the option to Pin to taskbar hasn't worked *sigh*.

    As to the Aero option; I'm not really for the idea of installing a program just so I can pin items to the taskbar. I haven't tried it and I'm not really going to. As I said earlier this isn't my laptop and even though I'll be doing a system restore before returning it, I don't feel I should have to install a program to be able to pin items to the taskbar. It's a function given to me by Windows; it should just work, or at least be fixable in the OS, not by having to install third-party software.

    Ah well. Thanks guys.
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    After pinning things to the taskbar, the program could be uninstalled.
    Computers are designed to use programs.
    That's what they are for.

    They will work ok until a human messes them up.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 19 Feb 2015 at 10:28.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    They're also designed to operate correctly. Apparently.
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