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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.


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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: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 5 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 .

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

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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 .

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.


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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!


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The account i'm running under is an administrators account. Obviously there is some sort of setting, probably in the registry, which for my "safety" is blocking me from viewing and therefore using these icons. If someone could let me know how to turn off this very annoying "feature" i'd be very grateful.


Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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