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  1.    20 Aug 2018 #1

    How drag an icon to the quick start area of the Taskbar


    I have a program icon on my Desktop and would like to drag it to the Quick Start area of the Taskbar (the area second from the right of the screen / to the left of the system tray or notification area.) I've tried left clicking and dragging - and right clicking and dragging - but the area won't accept the icon. I must be doing something wrong but don't know what. Please help.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       20 Aug 2018 #2

    Hello Nisko,

    Did you mean "Quick Launch" instead?

    Add or Remove Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    If so, you could copy/move the shortcut to the "Quick Launch folder to add it.

    If you like, the tutorial below adds a Send to > Quick Launch context menu to make this easier as needed.

    Add Quick Launch to Send to Context Menu in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    20 Aug 2018 #3

    Added a screenshot


    Thanks, Brink. I always forget what to call the areas on my Taskbar. So I added a screenshot to show the area I'm referring to. I want to be able to drag (or place) an icon in the area with the red arrow. Thank you.Click image for larger version. 

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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       20 Aug 2018 #4

    That looks like the normal taskbar area. Are you able to "Pin to taskbar" the program shortcut?

    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5.    20 Aug 2018 #5

    I have tried to drag with both a left click and a right click the Desktop shortcut - but can't get the icon to stick in that area. I get the small red circle with a diagonal line telling me that I can't do it.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       20 Aug 2018 #6

    What's the program icon for?

    Right click on the icon, click on "Properties", and post a screenshot of its "General" tab to see what may be the issue.
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  7.    20 Aug 2018 #7

    There are six tabs on the Properties window. Which do you want in the screenshot?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       20 Aug 2018 #8

    The "General" tab would be good for now.
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  9.    20 Aug 2018 #9

    Thunderbird Properties - GENERAL tab
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       20 Aug 2018 #10

    Do you see a Pin to taskbar option like below when you right click on the shortcut?

    If not or it doesn't work, then click on the Shortcut tab, and click on Open File Location button. Next, see if you see Pin to taskbar when you right click on the thunderbird.exe file.

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