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Cant pin back the unpin apps to taskbar

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    Cant pin back the unpin apps to taskbar


    So when I unpin a program from taskbar, for example chrome, windows wont let me to right click on the app in order to repin it. is there anyway to fix this?

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    Hello Mayheamk,

    What do you see instead?

    Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 8
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    From the Shortcut or from the Taskbar thumbnail when it's running, or both?
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    when it is running and right click options will not appear when you right click.
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    What about from the Start or Apps screens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    What about from the Start or Apps screens?
    everything else works except the very specifc app that has been unpined wont be right clicked. everything else works fine.
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    K, the only thing I experienced was, if you choose 'Unpin.....' while the app is running, you can't re-pin while it's still running. Closing the app and re-opening it worked for me.
    And that's just on the primary monitor. Secondary monitors and taskbar options are another 'ball game' yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    K, the only thing I experienced was, if you choose 'Unpin.....' while the app is running, you can't re-pin while it's still running. Closing the app and re-opening it worked for me.
    And that's just on the primary monitor. Secondary monitors and taskbar options are another 'ball game' yet.
    i have the exact issue going on where i accidentally unpin something and like to repin it back but i have to do what you said, is there any fix to this?
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    As far as I know, you can't change parameters of any file while it's in use. Pining and unpinning would be changing it's parameters, wouldn't it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    As far as I know, you can't change parameters of any file while it's in use. Pining and unpinning would be changing it's parameters, wouldn't it ?
    Correct.
    If you open
    C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
    then pin an app, then unpin it, the shortcut won't be released from that folder until you close that app.
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