Windows 10: Pin shortcut to Sound to taskbar Solved

  1.    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. Posts : 20,750
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       30 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello tcebob,

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

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    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. Posts : 20,750
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  5. Posts : 8,300
    Windows 10 Professional
       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.    30 Jul 2016 #6

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


 

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