1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 109
    Windows 10
       30 Jul 2016 #1

    Pin shortcut to Sound to taskbar


    I have a shortcut to ControlPanel/Sound: %windir%\system32\mmsys.cpl which I'd like to pin to the taskbar. The open window has no pin option. I tried dragging mmsys.cpl to the tasbar, which created a pinned icon but the icon brings up the Default programs window, not sound. Any way of doing that?

    tcebob
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,413
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       30 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello tcebob,

    If you like, you could add Quick Launch to the taskbar, and move this shortcut into Quick Launch.

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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 109
    Windows 10
       30 Jul 2016 #3

    I already have 2 toolbars (Programs & System) containing most programs that I might possibly use. Sorta like the Programs icon in the Start Menu but a lot easier to navigate. And the Sound shortcut is in there. I was hoping to add the sound icon to the taskbar.
    tcebob
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,413
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       30 Jul 2016 #4

    If you like, you could also right click on the default Volume icon on the taskbar and click on "Playback devices", it'll open the same thing.

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  5.    30 Jul 2016 #5

    You could also create a desktop shortcut with explorer.exe prefix and a space, change the icon then drag that to the taskbar.

    Example:
    explorer.exe %windir%\system32\mmsys.cpl
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  6. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 109
    Windows 10
       30 Jul 2016 #6

    Explorer.exe did the trick. My problem is solved.
    tcebob
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