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Cant pin back the unpin apps to taskbar

  1. #11


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    Odd. I'm able to "Unpin this program from taskbar" and "Pin this program to taskbar" a program from the taskbar while it's running.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Odd. I'm able to "Unpin this program from taskbar" and "Pin this program to taskbar" a program from the taskbar while it's running.
    Isn't that only a shortcut for that program ? Run once and forget, probably just pining and unpining the link, not program itself.
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  3. #13


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    It doesn't matter. It should let you unpin/pin a running program on the taskbar at will when you right click on it's icon on the taskbar.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    When it's running, the pinned icon changes from being pinned to show running status. You can tell the difference because the running apps have a highlight box around the icon. You can't right-click on it to change it's pin status.

    Plus you may have the setting 'Show Windows Apps on the Taskbar' checked. Then when a Windows App is running in the background it temporarily shows up there and is removed when you exit (yes, you can run Chrome in Windows App mode). You can't right-click on those as well (since they also are in 'running' status).

    BTW, this setting also conflicts with the 'When I sign in or close Windows Apps...'.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It doesn't matter. It should let you unpin/pin a running program on the taskbar at will when you right click on it's icon on the taskbar.
    Should and would usually end up with maybe i windows.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Odd. I'm able to "Unpin this program from taskbar" and "Pin this program to taskbar" a program from the taskbar while it's running.
    Odd is right. Today I can pin and unpin. And I am positive I couldn't yesterday. I also found out that if you set the 'never combine icons' in the options, the second instance of IE will not give you the options but Chrome, Firefox and other desktop apps will.

    So we have a couple of different behaviors of different applications on different systems?

    Whew!!!!!
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