Windows 10: Why can't I add desktop shortcuts to the Taskbar in W10 Pro?

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  1. Posts : 55
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.1809
       3 Weeks Ago #51

    Wynona said: View Post
    Tutorial, please? ...
    I've already posted this video about it, although I'm not an expert.
    And no! "Quick Launch" is not the easiest and simplest way.
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       3 Weeks Ago #52

    Wynona said: View Post
    Tutorial, please?
    Add Taskbar Toolbars - TenForumsTutorials [see Option 4] And I added some extra guidance in a later post on that tutorial
    Taskbar Toolbars - my drag them to the left ditty - TenForums

    You can create any folder you want. I created one called Menus and it has evolved to be my main UI for Windows



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  3. Posts : 55
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.1809
       3 Weeks Ago #53

    Thank you Try3!
    What this tutorial does not say, is exactly what OP wants. An empty Toolbar, he wants to use as a Taskbar.
    Of course, following "Option four" is easy to understand that you can create your own folder.
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       3 Weeks Ago #54

    HeM said: View Post
    I've already posted this video about it, although I'm not an expert.
    And no! "Quick Launch" is not the easiest and simplest way even if Jesus Christ uses it...
    Ummmmmmmmm, following your video, I can safely tell ya, it's so much like my method of creating Quick Launch it's unreal! The only real difference seems to be that the Quick Launch folder is already created for me; I have to create my own folder with your method.

    The thing that seems to make the TF Quick Launch Tutorial so complicated is that we're given a lot more options options and choices than what you or I give with our individual creations.

    And, yep, I'm going to be caught using your method to be 100% sure of the similarities and differences.
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  5. Posts : 929
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       3 Weeks Ago #55

    HeM said: View Post
    Thank you Try3!
    What this tutorial does not say, is exactly what OP wants. An empty Toolbar, he wants to use as a Taskbar.
    Of course, following "Option four" is easy to understand that you can create your own folder.
    @HeM @Wynona You are quite right. I have amended that post. Thanks.

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       3 Weeks Ago #56

    You can also create a toolbar folder without the Label or folder icon, just the double arrow, if you want it that way.
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  7. Posts : 55
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.1809
       3 Weeks Ago #57

    Also, you may have it (Toolbar folder) on another partition or online drive, thus in case of a clean OS install or so or even changing user account, you can easily reuse it.

    @Wynona: The only you have to worry about is an accidentally deletion...

    @Try3: You're very welcome!
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #58

    Try3 said: View Post
    "both places" means the folder with the file in it and
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

    Denis
    Yeah, or you can also do it from the Taskbar icon...

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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #59

    I believe the OP originally wanted to be able to drag a Firefox internet shortcut to the Taskbar Proper, (not a Toolbar), without having to jump through a bunch of hoops.
    Then, later on, he also mention pinning particular files in the same manner.
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  10. Compumind's Avatar
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       3 Weeks Ago #60

    Wow.

    As the OP, I didn't really expect this thread to continue so deep without an easy fix. Windows 10. Go figure!

    What I want to do is take a desktop shortcut (any shortcut) and drop it onto the default taskbar. That's it.
    Wynona has the right idea but it is a bit of a PITA (in terms of time) to implement.

    If anyone should find a faster and easier solution, feel free to chime in!

    Perhaps I should contact Stardock, since they have much experience with these software tricks.

    Thanks for everyone's input!
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