Windows 10: How to rename a shortcut on the Windows 11 taskbar

Discus and support How to rename a shortcut on the Windows 11 taskbar in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hello all:I have a shortcut on my Windows 11 taskbar named "checkbook 3". I would like to change the name to "checkbook". So I right click the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Jaina99, May 15, 2024 at 1:17 PM.

  1. Jaina99 Win User

    How to rename a shortcut on the Windows 11 taskbar


    Hello all:I have a shortcut on my Windows 11 taskbar named "checkbook 3". I would like to change the name to "checkbook". So I right click the shortcut, click on the checkbook choice, click on "properties", click on "General" and change the name on the top line of the dialog box from "checkbook 3" to "checkbook". I am not typing quote marks. I click OK. Unfortunately, this process does not change the name of the shortcut. It remains the same. Can anyone shed some light on what I must be doing wrong? Thanks in advance. If I've posted in the wrong section, please feel free to move my post.Jaina

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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, May 15, 2024 at 1:23 PM
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  3. In Windows 10 taskbar shortcuts all say "the item you selected is unavailable it might have been moved"

    All the taskbar items and shortcuts from the start menu are unable to complete their links.

    The phrase "the item you selected is unavailable it might have been moved, renamed, or removed. Do you want to remove it from the list".

    The items have not been moved, nor renamed, nor removed. The list does update with recent items, but I can never get the short cut to work. I have tried to delete these shortcuts, but the "delete" does not delete them.

    Any suggestions?

    Gavin
     
    gavinpetersmith, May 15, 2024 at 1:23 PM
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  4. JTArnott Win User

    How to rename a shortcut on the Windows 11 taskbar

    How do I add a shortcut to the Taskbar on Windows 10

    This answer is troubling. Yes, after opening the calculator, I could right-click the icon in the taskbar and select Pin to Taskbar. BUT, why was I unable to simply drag the shortcut from the desktop? This answer says I "should be able to drag and drop",
    but I wasn't. What's the root cause of THAT failure?
     
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