Windows 10: snipping tool and taskbar Solved

  1.    21 Jun 2016 #1

    snipping tool and taskbar

    Until a few days ago, I had a snipping tool which was fixed to my task bar. I use it a lot - and I mean a lot - so that's the place it's most convenient. But today I go to use it and it's no longer there! I had an update a day or two ago so I suppose that's when/where it went.

    Anyway, managed to locate it and created a shortcut to my desktop but cannot get it fixed into my task bar again!
    When I open the dialogue box it does say "pin to start" but that's not the same as task bar, is it?

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    I want it here

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    Can anyone help me?

    (Oh, and I tried the 'restore previous version' option but it did nothing)
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  2. Posts : 14,071
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Jun 2016 #2

    Run Snipping Tool, when it's running right click it in taskbar and select Pin to taskbar:

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    You can now close Snipping Tool, it remains pinned.
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  3.    21 Jun 2016 #3

    Thank you so much. However, when I do that, the only option I get is 'close window'
    And you will note the icon in the task bar is blank as well - is that significant?

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  4. Posts : 14,071
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Jun 2016 #4

    The icon in your screenshot is wrong, for some reason it's not the actual Snipping Tool tool that you have there.

    Try this:

    Using Cortana / Search, search for Snipping Tool. Right click it in search results, select Pin to taskbar:

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    Now you should have it pinned:

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  5.    22 Jun 2016 #5

    Thank you Karri! Your assistance actually led me to my solution which is here!

    As is so often said "it's easy when you know how"! Click image for larger version. 

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    This is in All Apps > Windows accessories
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  6. Posts : 14,071
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Jun 2016 #6

    You are welcome!
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