Windows 10: cannot pin shortcuts to taskbar sometimes

Discus and support cannot pin shortcuts to taskbar sometimes in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; can you guys tell me why this is? in the first image below, I am attempting to put a shortcut icon in the taskbar and windows does not create a space... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by AdamEvanovich2, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. cannot pin shortcuts to taskbar sometimes


    can you guys tell me why this is? in the first image below, I am attempting to put a shortcut icon in the taskbar and windows does not create a space for it. perhaps because the file is an ''xlsx'' and excel is already in the bar? in the 2nd image, it **does** create a space, but excel is not there already. is this normal? and if it is, is there anyway I can fix this to get what I want?


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    :)
     
    AdamEvanovich2, Nov 21, 2020
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  2. How do I add a shortcut to the Taskbar on Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your concern on Microsoft Community.

    As per the issue description you are unable to add a shortcut to the taskbar in Windows 10. You are right that there is no option to pin the shortcut to the taskbar. However, you should be able to drag and drop the shortcut to the taskbar. If you are unable
    to do that try the steps provided below and see if it helps you to fix the issue.

    • Open the network connection page by clicking on the shortcut.
    • Once that page is open, you could see the same in the taskbar.
    • Now, right click on the icon of network connection in the taskbar which is representing your shortcut.
    • Select the option pin to the taskbar.
    • Now the shortcut will be pinned to the taskbar.

    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.

    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Nov 21, 2020
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  3. Pinning "Settings" to the Taskbar

    I've tried both suggestions. But thanks to your(?) earlier post, I do have an icon pinned to the taskbar for settings.

    Both were my posts cannot pin shortcuts to taskbar sometimes :) In fact, at first I forgot to post the usual steps to pin Settings to taskbar, and rather complicated (which I thought) by suggesting you create a shortcut. Hence the 2nd post. Anyway, glad the shortcut method helped.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Nov 21, 2020
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  4. cannot pin shortcuts to taskbar sometimes

    How to pin website shortcut to taskbar?

    I have a shortcut on the desktop that goes to this link:

    Mango Languages

    It works fine, but when I right click there is no option to pin to taskbar.

    I read the instructions to pin shortcut to taskbar, but in this case there is no option.

    What do you suggest?

    Thanks - RF
     
    Roger Furnival, Nov 21, 2020
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