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How to put shortcut icon on taskbar

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    windows 8.1

    How to put shortcut icon on taskbar


    I want to put shortcut to websites, such as yahoo, or google, etc on the taskbar so the icon is not hidden behind main screen (like my dsktp shrtct is). When I look how to do it under google, it gives msoft site which says "Add Icons to the Desktop or Taskbar". Under that it has "To Pin APPS to the Taskbar" and "To Add Shortcuts to the....DESKTOP". Huh?? That makes it sound like it is not possible to add a google or yahoo shortcut to the.....TASKBAR. Sometimes they make what should be simple things to do sound so confusing.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bill,

    If you like, you could use OPTION ONE or OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to create a website shortcut that you can "Pin to taskbar".

    Internet Website Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    And, if I refuse to EVER use Internet Exploder?
    I sure can't do it with shortcuts that will open up Firefox.

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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Bill,

    If you like, you could use OPTION ONE or OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to create a website shortcut that you can "Pin to taskbar".

    Internet Website Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    And, if I refuse to EVER use Internet Exploder?
    I sure can't do it with shortcuts that will open up Firefox.

    See step 4 in OPTION THREE.
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