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  1.    31 Oct 2016 #1

    Cleaning up W10 Taskbar


    I have set up IE11 as my default browser, MSN as my home page and Outlooks as default email service. The Edge brower, MS mail icons remain on the task bar. Is it best to remover the unused Edge & MS Mail icons from the task bar? If in the future I find the need to reattach either back to the task bar would it be difficult?

    Btw, I initially choose Gmail but found it is not synced with Outlook. Also, my goal is to run W!0 with the most efficient services in hopes they best work with W10.

    Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
    lp
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  2. Joined : May 2015
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       31 Oct 2016 #2

    Just change properties to combine if you are using Classic Shell or Start10. IE11 is going away, since Edge is taking its place. If you are using the Mail tile app, it will take up more space if you do not use Classic Shell or Start10.

    No need to explain about Gmail and Outlook, unless there is a problem and that would be a separate topic on its own. Also services have nothing to do with want you want to do, since they are cosmetic and have no affect on how the OS runs.
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  3.    31 Oct 2016 #3

    Thank you. I want to use Edge but even after receiving instructions I find no way to attach a favorite for Outlook Mail nor any other mail for that manner. Can you please help?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
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       31 Oct 2016 #4

    Why do you want to use Outlook, better to use your ISP`s program or Yahoo or Gmail, anythng but Outlook.

    You can pin or unpin anything you want to your taskbar, but IMO it`s best just to put what you use alot on the taskbar, and pin others you use alot but less frequently to the start menu.

    You use something like outlook and you loose the drive or format the drive, bye bye mail, use your ISP`s server to store your mail and not your computer, they have redundancy, you don`t and you can view your email from any computer anywhere in the world.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
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       31 Oct 2016 #5

    Hi, @lpatrick:

    For the record, Re: IE11 -- It is the last version of IE, but it's not going away completely any time soon.
    According to MS:

    Internet Explorer 11 will be supported for the life of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. To find the support lifecycle dates for all operating systems, search the Support Lifecycle Database here.
    So there is no need to feel compelled to use Edge, if you don't want to.

    I do not personally use Edge, but here is a tutorial about adding favorites:

    How to Add or Remove Favorites in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    Cheers,
    MM
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  6. Joined : May 2015
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       31 Oct 2016 #6

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Why do you want to use Outlook, better to use your ISP`s program or Yahoo or Gmail, anythng but Outlook.

    You can pin or unpin anything you want to your taskbar, but IMO it`s best just to put what you use alot on the taskbar, and pin others you use alot but less frequently to the start menu.

    You use something like outlook and you loose the drive or format the drive, bye bye mail, use your ISP`s server to store your mail and not your computer, they have redundancy, you don`t and you can view your email from any computer anywhere in the world.
    I think that they are talking about the website, not the program.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
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       31 Oct 2016 #7

    I agree, Edge is downright ugly
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
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       31 Oct 2016 #8

    Hi, again:

    lpatrick said: View Post
    Is it best to remover the unused Edge & MS Mail icons from the task bar? If in the future I find the need to reattach either back to the task bar would it be difficult?
    Yes, it is very easy to pin and unpin apps to & from the Win10 taskbar.
    It's not all that different from Win7.

    Here is a tutorial:

    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar" Apps in Windows 10


    Cheers,
    MM
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  9. Joined : May 2015
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       31 Oct 2016 #9

    AddRAM said: View Post
    I agree, Edge is downright ugly
    It was meant for the Surface not a desktop. Firefox and Chrome are a lot more safer than the stuff that Microsoft dreams up. Even their Mail and Calendar App does not work when you try and sync with a @me.com account.
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  10.    31 Oct 2016 #10

    bro67 said: View Post
    Just change properties to combine if you are using Classic Shell or Start10. IE11 is going away, since Edge is taking its place. If you are using the Mail tile app, it will take up more space if you do not use Classic Shell or Start10.

    No need to explain about Gmail and Outlook, unless there is a problem and that would be a separate topic on its own. Also services have nothing to do with want you want to do, since they are cosmetic and have no affect on how the OS runs.
    Rather obvious I am not on your expertise level.
    How about an answer to this simple question "Should no longer needed icons pined to the task bar be unpinned, removed or deleted? If these applications are needed in the future how do I retrieve the icons for the task bar?" Please explain in simple terms that I can more readily understand.

    Thank you,
    lp
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