How to move items around the taskbar without using the cursor?


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #1

    How to move items around the taskbar without using the cursor?


    There are 3 different .bin files with the same process name, but different names of the windows themselves, is it possible to:

    1. Some way to set their order on the taskbar when they are already running, or before they start so they run in the same places on the taskbar? (somehow through batch file for example and yes, I already tried the trick with renaming the file to .exe to try to pin it)

    or

    2. Somehow without using the cursor to move 1 window on the taskbar to some other place, by keys or the same way through some batch file?
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  2. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #2

    Only executable files can be pinned to taskbar, *.bin is not executable in this context.

    As for script, there are methods but pretty complicated, and will likely not work for *.bin files.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    zebal said:
    Only executable files can be pinned to taskbar, *.bin is not executable in this context.

    As for script, there are methods but pretty complicated, and will likely not work for *.bin files.
    Thank you for your answer, but could you please tell me what these methods are? I would still like to try
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  4. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #4

    One method is by using WSCript within PS and other one is based on XML layout.

    Here is for XML layout:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...ows-10-taskbar

    Sadly I can't find the link I had about WScript method, here is alternative but not as good:
    powershell - Pin program (with parameters) to Taskbar using PS in Windows 10 - Stack Overflow
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  5. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #5

    Btw. I know there are users here on forums who worked around this, perhaps one of them will spot this thread and share some additional info.
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  6. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #6

    IvEmas said:
    There are 3 different .bin files with the same process name, but different names of the windows themselves, is it possible to:

    1. Some way to set their order on the taskbar when they are already running, or before they start so they run in the same places on the taskbar? (somehow through batch file for example and yes, I already tried the trick with renaming the file to .exe to try to pin it)

    or

    2. Somehow without using the cursor to move 1 window on the taskbar to some other place, by keys or the same way through some batch file?
    Wouldn't always opening your .bin files in the same sequence achieve what you want?

    Denis
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