Cannot pin some shortcuts to taskbar Solved

  1.    18 Aug 2015 #1

    Cannot pin some shortcuts to taskbar

    Hi everyone. I'm having a problem, which I have no idea why it's happening. I recently installed Windows 10, and everything was fine until I started installing my programs and wanted to pin the ones I use most to the taskbar.

    Some of them can be pinned to the taskbar, but others can't for some reason. Even though they have the option "Pin to taskbar" when I right click, nothing happens after I click it, they don't get pinned. I have tried all methods described in this article.

    This is a screenshot of my desktop with all icons that can be pinned to the taskbar in green, and the ones that can't be pinned in red (examples: Steam, AIMP, CCleaner, Word). Note that "metro" apps can be added without any problem. Also, I didn't have this issue in Windows 8/8.1.

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    And here examples of the methods I have tried.

    (right click from desktop shortcut)
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    (right click from start menu)
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    (right click from taskbar after opening the program)
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    Any ideas? I would very much appreciate any help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 Aug 2015 #2

    Ok, I found that this happened because of removing the shortcut arrows.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Jun 2018 #3

    Don`t use your desktop to pin icons to the taskbar, use your start menu list.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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