Windows 10: 'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start" items in Windows 10  

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

  1. Posts : 29,318
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       29 Feb 2016 #10

    Hello Art, :)

    Yes, opened in explorer or any program could cause an issue if it considers it in use.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,256
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       29 Feb 2016 #11

    ArtP said: View Post
    Would such a program be Windows Explorer? Best to close all windows when deleting start menu icons?

    Art
    I really don't think it should matter. I would just unpin a File or Folder first, then delete it in file Explorer.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    01 Mar 2016 #12

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I really don't think it should matter. I would just unpin a File or Folder first, then delete it in file Explorer.
    In my case, it was not for a deleted file or folder or one that I planned to delete. Anyway, I will adopt the rule not to unpin something that is active, even in windows explorer, and not to delete a program or file before unpinning it from the start menu if it was pinned manually. I assume that programs with installers and uninstallers will take care of this without a problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,256
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       01 Mar 2016 #13

    ArtP said: View Post
    In my case, it was not for a deleted file or folder or one that I planned to delete. Anyway, I will adopt the rule not to unpin something that is active, even in windows explorer, and not to delete a program or file before unpinning it from the start menu if it was pinned manually. I assume that programs with installers and uninstallers will take care of this without a problem.
    They sure do.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       13 Apr 2016 #14

    @Brink. Shawn, now that build 10586 has been out awhile, would you write a reg file for "Pin to Start" for files on the Context Menu? Pleeeease? :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 29,318
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       13 Apr 2016 #15

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    @Brink. Shawn, now that build 10586 has been out awhile, would you write a reg file for "Pin to Start" for files on the Context Menu? Pleeeease? :)
    Hey Tony @HippsieGypsie,

    I haven't had any luck with pinning files to Start in Windows 10 yet, but I'll keep checking.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       13 Apr 2016 #16

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey Tony @HippsieGypsie,

    I haven't had any luck with pinning files to Start in Windows 10 yet, but I'll keep checking.
    Thanks, Shawn. I really miss that bugger. Most used on the Start will have to do for now.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    15 Jun 2017 #17

    Canít pin to start a control panel shortcut


    Although I have added the Power Options shortcut to the start in a previous installation I canít add it now that I have reinstalled windows 10.
    The option to add it is missing!
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Name:  Power.jpg
Views: 242
Size:  71.8 KB
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 20,256
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       15 Jun 2017 #18

    Entropy said: View Post
    Although I have added the Power Options shortcut to the start in a previous installation I canít add it now that I have reinstalled windows 10.
    The option to add it is missing!
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Name:  Power.jpg
Views: 242
Size:  71.8 KB
    You need to do it from the control panel

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 006.png 
Views:	85 
Size:	381.1 KB 
ID:	139570
    Go to control panel, select Power Options


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 005.png 
Views:	80 
Size:	330.0 KB 
ID:	139571
    right click, select pin to start


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 004.jpg 
Views:	87 
Size:	731.1 KB 
ID:	139572
    Place it where you wish
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  •    15 Jun 2017 #19

    Thanks! It did the job!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  •  
    Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

    Tutorial Categories

    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start" items in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Xbox Windows Phone


    Related Threads
    I can pin items to the taskbar but when I right click on an item I can't unpin. Only had this problem with 10240.
    Cannot pin any items to Start in General Support
    Build 10061, clean install. Had issues with Start Menu and Search not working at all but disabling Radeon Mobile GPU and switchable graphics in BIOS, using the onboard Intel HD GPU only they both work now without any other issues than the one...
    20120My start menu icons are MASSIVELY up-scaled in build 10122, how can I revert this back to normal? (the tiles are the same size but the icons are massive now)
    Hello! I haven't tried the previews but follow the development through blogs and YouTube. I am running 8.1 on all my PC's and love it. I've become used to the start screen and tiles but was under the impression that the new start menu in 10...
    Read more... See also: Windows 10: Touch UI is evolving in a Continuum - Neowin 5278
    Our Sites
    Site Links
    About Us
    Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    © Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:03.
    Find Us