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Is There A Way To Pin A Non Program Icon ?


I'd like to pin a shortcut icon from a website to my taskbar but can't find out how. There's no pin to taskbar from right clicking it on the desktop.

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Cannot Pin Outlook Icon To Taskbar

I accidentally unpinned outlook from my taskbar and now i cannot get it back. I found the following suggestion but it does not work. Please help. Attempting to pin an installer to the taskbar may fail and leave a broken pinned item that doesn't show up on the taskbar. After this happens you may notice that some items pinned to the taskbar don't rearrange in the way they expect.

When moving an item from left to right, the item will end up one or more positions to the left of where you intended to move it. You can work around this by moving items from right to left to achieve the desired order. You can also fix the issue by removing any broken pinned items with the steps under using the following steps:

1. Browse to the following folder in your user folder under c:users

Appdatamicrosoftinternet explorerquick launchuser pinnedtaskbar. Note that "user pinned" is a hidden folder.

Note: you may need to go to appdataroamingmicrosoftinternet explorerquick launchuser pinnedtaskbar

2. Delete any shortcuts in this directory that aren't represented on the taskbar.

3. Click start

4. In the search programs and files box, type regedit

5. In the programs list, click regedit.exe

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or click continue.

6. Browse to and select the following registry key

Hkey_current_user softwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionexplorer

7. Right-click taskband!Favoritesremovedchanges and click modify

8. Change the value data to 0

9. Browse to and select the following registry key

Hklmsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionexplorerstartpage

10. Right-click favoritesremovedchanges and click modify

11. Change the value data make sure the value is greater than 0

12. Log off and log back in, pinned items should be rearrange normally again.


Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Problem With Pin This Program To Taskbar

I think i have done something wrong and resulted in this. That i found i could no more pin the program on the taskbar to the taskbar, or drag a program icon onto the taskbar is also not working.
For the programs that have been pinned before are still available to be unpinned, but when did that, the program would not be able to be pinned back to the taskbar again. That must be something wrong.


Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Pin To Taskbar And Pin To Start Menu Missing

On other windows 7 computers i have i can right click on an item and there are two context menus, one that says pin to taskbar and one that says pin to start menu. On one laptop (also windows 7) those menus are not there when i right click on them. There are other similar threads, but none match my situation. I did not remove shortcut arrows via the registry or any other means. I verified that all registry keys are there/not there anyway, and that looks fine.

These are home computers, so there is no group policy. This issue happens on both administrator and user type account. I have tried both locking and unlocking the taskbar, so that is not it either. Besides, it also affects the start menu pinning. I would prefer a non-hack the registry solution, but am capable of making whatever is necessary work. However, i can't help but think that there is a "normal" way to address this issue.


Posted On: 2010-07-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Don't See Any Option For "pin To Taskbar" Or "pin To Start Menu"

I have an application that i refer through serverdirapp.exe , and that has default directory serverdir i make a shortcut to it, and save it on the desktop. When i right-click on this icon, i don't see any option for "pin to taskbar" or "pin to start menu". When i click on other icons, i see these options. On windows xp and vista, i was able to add this shortcut to the quick start bar. Is there a way to pin to taskbar a shortcut to an application on serverdirapp.exe? I really wouldn't like to define a drive letter.

Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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My sister recently received an hp notebook as a gift with windows 7 installed on it out of the box. For the first few weeks it was running fine and then sometime last week while uploading pictures from her digital camera on the default program, it did something to where all the icons on the desktop and the start menu are the microsoft office picture manager icon. Whenever you click any icon, say for google chrome, or itunes, it will open up picture manager. The only icons ive been able to get anywhere with have been the system tools and i am not really sure what to uninstall to make the default program go away.

Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Adding Program Icon To Xp Mode App Menu

I installed an application w/in the xp mode virtual pc. After installation, there was an icon in the winxp application folder in my start menu. A few days later, i noticed it wasn't there anymore, but several other programs i had installed had icons there. I'm wondering if there is a tool that will allow an "after-the-fact" creation of one of these startup icons? I looked at the properties of the other shortcuts and see that it is pretty cryptic and contains a unique hex code, so i don't think this is something you can fat-finger.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. For the time being, i just uninstalled and reinstalled, but if it happens again, i'd like to save some time.


Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Pin Items?

Quick bar fail and thus need help with pinning to start menu okay, here's my frustration. I got windows 7 on my new pc 3 months ago and the first thing i did was google a guide to get quick bar back in some over complicated way since this function was removed and no new proper function to replace it was introduced (see below). (Quick bar was there and set up however it's bugged and keeps disappearing, even if it's saved to a theme.

This might be related to a bug with language bar. So i'm so sick and tired of having to set up and reset up quick bar, i decided to give the "superbar" a new shot. )So this decision was made 2 hours ago right, and i watched like a million guides and read the howto by windows and everything but it's simply not working, because windows insists on doing it its own way. See, this is exactly what you shouldn't code your os to do if you want something to be intuitive, because frankly to get everything working the way i want it was as counter-intuitive as i ever had a windows. I actually read guides to get the simplest of things done.

I always knew the ins and outs of windows versions up until but excluding vista and i never touched a guide. Nyway, with that rant over (yes, 2 hours), here's my issue. My quick bar always has the following four icons shown:firefox, my documents, my partition disk d, desktop. Now, i want these exact icons to be shown on my bar. Yes, i know there's a desktop button to the far right, but that's the issue, it's to the far right. Not fast enough, not good for carpal tunnel. Furthermore, just hovering over it gets this annoying pointless "view your desktop but you can't even click the shade of a window to go to it" feature.

I could find no shortcut that actually brings me to desktop. Windows+spacebar doesn't do that. The issue is i can pin firefox perfectly fine, but i cannot pin documents or whatever. Furthermore, i obviously lose all the quick access to less used software that would normally be here with quick bar under the arrow (please fix quick bar to be an easily configurable, non bugged feature), but i'm ready to lose time over that by having to access it by typing it all out in the search bar. I cannot add my documents or my disk because it adds it to 1 single icon, namely windows explorer, and i obviously don't wanna click 3 times to get something i want in 1 click. I haven't even tried pinning desktop yet because i can already sense windows will disagree. Please help me to either make quick search stay forever or fix the above issues with this pin thing. Am i missing something?

On a sidenote, if you'd simply just make "pin to startbar" the default for anything dragged to the start menu - even a frigging song -, and then allow people to drag it into a different icon like windows explorer, it would be more configurable, more intuitive like you want your windows to be, and i wouldn't have wasted 2 hours. Thank you so much for your time and effort and my apologies for my anger, but this is such a pointless waste of time to get a functionality back that always was there and always was configured in a matter of 1 minute.


Posted On: 2010-06-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Pin Recycle Bin To Taskbar

Ok, so i really don't like icons cluttering my desktop so i disabled the recycle bin but i want to have it on my taskbar, by my programs. It wouldn't let me pin it to the taskbar, so i made a toolbar with a link to recycle bin and it work ok, but here's the thing, it looks ok as a small icon, but when i set it to be a large icon to match my programs it stretches the task bar to be a little taller. This is really annoying me. Is there a way to make it the same as my other icons with out taking up more space with the task bar? It doesn't make sense.microsoft should do something about this.

Posted On: 2010-03-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Pin Programs Back To Start Menu

On my old computer i had windows xp. If you dragged a program from the start menu to the desktop it just created a short cut. The program was still listed on the start menu under "programs". In windows 7 when i drag a program from the start menu onto the desktop it is now gone from my start menu all together. And if you decide to delete the shortcut from your desktop you're screwed. The program obviously still exists but i have to open it by different means. Am i missing something obvious here? Also, windows 7 does not allow you to right click a program and create a shortcut on the desktop anymore? Only taskbar?

Posted On: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Cannot Find An Icon

I deleted the icon for ie8 on the start menu and the desktop, not knowing it would cause me not to be able to open it. It seems i've tried everything - i've searched the start menu and i've turned ie8 on and on in the 'turn windows features on or off' section of the control panel. I've also recently checked the program files for it, but the closest thing i can find is a file named iexplorer.exe. Mui , and whenever i try to open it, a window comes up saying it cannot be found.
How can i get ie8 back?


Posted On: 2010-03-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

No Icon For Camera Assistant

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Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Printer Icon Disappeared

I recently did a reinstall of windows 7 (64-bit) to deal with printer installation problems. In general, the result has been satisfactory. A canon usb printer installed automatically to a usb port. A hp laserjet 5 has been installed as the default printer on lpt1. However, the icon for the laserjet, which appeared when i installed the printer, has now disappeared; the printer still functions as the default, but i can't directly examine its property sheet.

Opening the property sheet for the canon printer and looking at the allocation of ports, i can see that lpt1 is assigned both to the laserjet and to a "quicken pdf printer. " I haven't installed any pdf printer hardware, although i have installed the quicken program. Possibly, the solution is to shift the laserjet to lpt2, but i can't see how to do that.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Posted On: 2009-12-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Network Icon In Taskbar

Running windows 7 home prem 32bit today when i powered on my laptop the network icon that normally displays in the right side of the taskbar was missing (the icon that shows the strength of your wireless signal). When i view network &sharing center this wireless network signal meter icon is displayed. It had been there prior to today. I clicked on. Show hidden icons, it was not there, i clicked customize. It shows this icon is not active. Where do you check "show icon (network) in taskbar?


Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I upgraded my windows 7 home premium to windows 7 ultimate, although when i restarted my pc, i could not open up the start menu, all my icons were gone, not just my desktop, all the icons in windows explorer too! And now since i cannot open the start menu ive been forced to shutdown using the command prompt and alt+f4.

The problem is not explorer.exe, that is running properly, all i can say is that i have a toshiba satellite l455, and i'm pretty sure that i have no viruses on my pc either. Please somebody help! This has been going on for about a week now and it is very difficult to work this way, i cannot open windows anytime upgrade (what i used for the upgrade) to try again at upgrading so please if somebody can solve this windows 7 issue please help!


Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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When i installed windows 7 last weekend, there was a power icon in the system tray that i unintentionally disabled. How do i get it back? There is no entry for power when i click customize on the systray so i can't enable it through the ui. I also looked in the registry to verify that the icon was not disabled there.
 
The ups shows up in the device manager and powercfg correctly identifies it (apc es550). The battery is obviously working because i can unplug the ups and the machine continues to work. It would be nice though, to be able to see the battery status.

I've read a number of messages from people complaining about the power icon but i'd be happy just to see it. What's the secret here?


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 15 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-13 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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Installed a printer, had troubleshooting problems, moved to a different usb port and had success but now i still have the one with troubleshooting problem, can't remove this icon. I tried to uninstall, but it is not listed in the programs. I tried to highlight the icon and hit the delete key and nothing happen. I also look in the c: directory and nothing. What else can i do? Restarted computer and went back into the devices & printer section and it finally gave the remove device option.

Posted On: 2009-11-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-26 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I've got a problem with the w7 taskbar and i will try to explain it with an example. Let's say i have two folders open, a couple of docs, and 3-4 websites. Now if i do not remember which websites i have opened, i might just point the arrow to the internet explorer icon to see a preview. At that point the thumbnails should appear and stay fixed until i move somewhere else. In my case the preview lats for less than one second, they then disappear.

If i try again the preview will give the same result, just a short flash. As far as i know, as i have more that one pc with w7, when the arrow is on the icon, the aero preview should remain fixed, so i'll have time to decide which window i want to open and which i want to close. Unfortunately, now i cannot do that as the short flash/preview doesn't give me time to do anything, not even to understand what i have opened.
That of course does happen with all the icon in the taskbar.
I tried the troubleshooter, but without any success. Have you got any other solution in mind?
Many thanks for your help.


Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Since i use my computer for graphical production, i have most aero turned off so to not leak colors through to work area. On my xp laptop, there is a desktop icon that i can click to minimize all open windows together. This is very handy when i want to use something that is an icon on my desktop but does not warrant getting added to the task bar. How do i create this icon. I do not want the version that arrives by right clicking the windows explorer icon, i just want the actual desktop to come forward.

Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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After a fresh install of windows 7 64bit (all updates installed) it seems my folders are missing the option to view the files icons by groups, eg modified, type etc in the 'organize' drop down list in windows exploreras shown here in http://www.Sevenforums.com/tutorials/3952-file-folder-arrangement-group-sort-stack.html option 2 – my folders are missing the sort by and group by options, these option don't appear at all in the drop down list. It was present in my last w7 install, but it's not present in this install.

If i right click in a vacant space in the folder a window appears and in that window is my missing view options (group by, sort by etc) that should be in the 'organize' drop down list appear (along with the normal options that appear) why they aren't where they should be has got me stumped.


Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Because the desktop keeps losing my links, i have created a folder on my usb hard disk that contains my desktop links, so i can refresh them faster once they go missing (copy them to my desktop). Many times i come to the machine and the icons that point to objects on my usb hd are missing. The other icons are fine. It appears that the usb hd goes to sleep, some process refreshes the desktop, the desktop link target seems to be missing, the links are removed.

1.could this be what is happening?
2. Is there a fix.
3. Any reason why it does it saturday night. Every sunday morning halve of the desktop links are gone.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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My best find is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937454 but it not applicable to my win7 x64 system.

System restore to previous point does not help.

Right click on usb flash drive in explorer does show eject menu item, it triggers safe to remove message box, but drive still accessible.

More interesting - only one specific usb port is affected. Same flash drive inserted to next usb port trigger safely remove hardware icon and it work fine.


Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-26 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .