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    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10

    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10

    How to 'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10
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    How to "Pin to taskbar" and "Unpin from taskbar" Apps in Windows 10


    Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and switch between your apps. You can also see the date and time, system icons, and items running in the background on the notification area. You can make the taskbar look how you want, manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it, change the size, change location on screen, and specify how taskbar buttons group together when you have more than one window open.

    Apps you pin to your taskbar are stored and referenced in both locations below.

    In the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

    In a folder:
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

    If you have tablet mode turned on, icons of apps pinned to the taskbar will not show unless you turn off Hide app icons on the taskbar in tablet mode.

    This tutorial will show you how to Pin to taskbar and Unpin from taskbar apps for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from File Explorer context menu
    • Option Two: "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from File Explorer ribbon
    • Option Three: "Pin to taskbar" by Dragging App to Taskbar
    • Option Four: "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from Taskbar
    • Option Five: "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from Start
    • Option Six: "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from All apps


    EXAMPLE: Pinned apps on taskbar
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    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10 OPTION ONE 'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10
    "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from File Explorer context menu

    1. While on your desktop on in File Explorer, right click, press and hold, or press and hold the "Shift" key and right click on an app (ex: explorer) or shortcut of an app, and do step 2 or step 3 below.

    2. If the app is currently pinned to your taskbar, then you can click/tap on Unpin from taskbar to remove it. (see screenshot below)

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    3. If the app is currently not pinned to your taskbar, then you can click/tap on Pin to taskbar to add it. (see screenshot below)

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    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10 OPTION TWO 'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10
    "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from File Explorer ribbon

    1. While in File Explorer, select an app (ex: "regedit.exe") or shortcut of an app that you want to pin or unpin. (see screenshots below)

    2. Click/tap on the Application Tools Manage tab.

    3. Click/tap on the Pin to taskbar button in the ribbon.

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    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10 OPTION THREE 'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10
    "Pin to taskbar" by Dragging App to Taskbar

    1. While on your desktop, in File Explorer, or in Start menu, drag an app (ex: notepad.exe) or shortcut of an app that you want to pin to the taskbar until you see Pin to Taskbar, and release to drop. (see screenshot below)

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    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR 'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10
    "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from Taskbar

    1. While on your taskbar, right click or press and hold on an app (ex: Command Prompt) icon on the taskbar to open it's jump list, and do step 2 or step 3 below.

    2. If the app is currently pinned to your taskbar, then you can click/tap on Unpin this program from taskbar to remove it. (see screenshot below)

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    3. If the opened app is currently not pinned to your taskbar, then you can click/tap on Pin this program to taskbar to add it. (see screenshot below)

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    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE 'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10
    "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from Start

    1. Open your Start menu, right click or press and hold on any app tile (ex: Store) on the Start screen (right side), and do step 2 or step 3 below.

    2. If the app is currently pinned to your taskbar, then click/tap More, and click/tap on Unpin from taskbar to remove it. (see screenshot below)

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    3. If the app is currently not pinned to your taskbar, then click/tap More, and click/tap on Pin to taskbar to add it. (see screenshot below)

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    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10 OPTION SIX 'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10
    "Pin to taskbar" or "Unpin from taskbar" from All apps

    1. Open All apps in your Start menu, right click or press and hold on any app (ex: Store), and do step 2 or step 3 below.

    2. If the app is currently pinned to your taskbar, then click/tap More, and click/tap on Unpin from taskbar to remove it. (see screenshot below)

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    3. If the app is currently not pinned to your taskbar, then click/tap More, and click/tap on Pin to taskbar to add it. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    03 Feb 2017 #1

    all good to know but my apps that i choose to be pinned will not stay pinned
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       03 Feb 2017 #2

    Hello Raven, :)

    Could be corruption at fault. If you like, you might see if you may be able to pin apps to the taskbar and have them stick after resetting the taskbar using the method below.

    Taskbar Pinned Apps - Reset and Clear in Windows 10
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