Can't unpin items from the taskbar

Discus and support Can't unpin items from the taskbar in Windows 10 Support on Windows 10 Forums to solve the problem; 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. 8606 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by usmc362, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. usmc362 Win User

    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.

    :)
     
    usmc362, Jul 19, 2015
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  2. theoriginalrocknrobin Win User

    unpinning from taskbar

    I've read that right clicking on an icon then choosing unpin can unpin items from the taskbar, but I can't right click. what else can I do?
     
    theoriginalrocknrobin, Jul 19, 2015
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    task bar

    Hi Larry, right click the item and choose 'Unpin from Taskbar'
     
    DaveM121, Jul 19, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Can't unpin items from the taskbar

    Hello usmc,

    Do you have the "Unpin the program from taskbar" context menu item?

    If so, and it just doesn't work, then you could use the tutorial below to reset and clear all pinned apps on your taskbar. Afterwards, you can pin what you like back.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
     
    Brink, Jul 19, 2015
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  5. usmc362 Win User
    Thanks for your help all the time*Smile
    No I don't have "unpin program from taskbar" in the context menu. Seems like this started when I installed Firefox....hmm
     
    usmc362, Jul 20, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    As a workaround, do you have the unpin from taskbar option from within the Start menu?

    If not there as well, then you might do a system restore using a restore point dated before you noticed this awol.
     
    Brink, Jul 20, 2015
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  7. usmc362 Win User
    Yes I can unpin from the start menu and I have system restore turned off*Confused
     
    usmc362, Jul 20, 2015
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Can't unpin items from the taskbar

    Interesting. Did resetting the taskbar add the context menu back after pinning them again?
     
    Brink, Jul 20, 2015
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  9. usmc362 Win User
    No it did'nt
     
    usmc362, Jul 20, 2015
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jul 20, 2015
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  11. tazmo8448 Win User
    Wouldn't happen to know under which category 'Unpin from Taskbar' in Local Policy Editor can be found wouldcha? My deal is I have W10 but use the W7 Shell extension so it mimics W7 and several things in taskbar don't respond, like right clicking and the little white icon that shows notifications by the clock in the lower right corner is unresponsive (other than turn or/off quiet time whatever that is) Open Action Center went by the wayside but the on/off thing works. I'm pretty sure the shell extension ended some things and wish to keep it and was wondering if there is a workaround on unpinning in the taskbar via LGP. The Start menu functions work good its just the TaskBar that is unresponsive and again by that I mean I am able to 'Pin' things just unable to 'UnPin'.
     
    tazmo8448, Oct 17, 2015
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  12. richie231186 Win User
    Just so future people with this issue know:

    *Arrow Reset and Clear Taskbar Pinned Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    In windows 10 your taskbar items are located "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar" go here and delete any items you want removed etc.

    Then restart explorer to see the changes
    Run: taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    Then: start explorer.exe


    You can also find the registry values in: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

    Though I found I didn't need to modify them to manually add and remove items.
     
    richie231186, Apr 4, 2018
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