Windows 10: Pin shortcut to Sound to taskbar

Discus and support Pin shortcut to Sound to taskbar in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a shortcut to ControlPanel/Sound: %windir%\system32\mmsys.cpl which I'd like to pin to the taskbar. The open window has no pin option. I tried... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tcebob, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. tcebob Win User

    Pin shortcut to Sound to taskbar


    I have a shortcut to ControlPanel/Sound: %windir%\system32\mmsys.cpl which I'd like to pin to the taskbar. The open window has no pin option. I tried dragging mmsys.cpl to the tasbar, which created a pinned icon but the icon brings up the Default programs window, not sound. Any way of doing that?



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    tcebob, Jul 29, 2016
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  2. Change taskbar icon?

    You can change the icons for Pinned taskbar shortcuts from this folder:

    %Appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

    (Type that in Explorer address bar, or Run dialog.)

    For Windows installer shortcuts the target can't be changed. In that case, you need to delete the existing shortcut and create a new shortcut for that program manually, and then Pin it to Taskbar.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Jul 29, 2016
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  3. How do I pin a folder to taskbar in Windows 10

    Option 1: Create a custom Taskbar Toolbar, pointing to a folder that contains the shortcuts.

    Option 2: Pin an executable, say notepad to Taskbar. Then open this folder:

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

    Right-click the Notepad shortcut Properties and change the target to a folder path.

    Click OK. The taskbar icon wouldn't update immediately.

    Option 3 (Easiest): Create a desktop shortcut to the folder you want to Pin to Taskbar. Target should be prefixed by explorer.exe. (say explorer.exe d:\mytools)

    Right-click on the shortcut and Pin to Taskbar.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Jul 29, 2016
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Pin shortcut to Sound to taskbar

    Brink, Jul 29, 2016
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  5. tcebob Win User
    I already have 2 toolbars (Programs & System) containing most programs that I might possibly use. Sorta like the Programs icon in the Start Menu but a lot easier to navigate. And the Sound shortcut is in there. I was hoping to add the sound icon to the taskbar.
     
    tcebob, Jul 29, 2016
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    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jul 29, 2016
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  7. Edwin New Member
    You could also create a desktop shortcut with explorer.exe prefix and a space, change the icon then drag that to the taskbar.

    Example:
    explorer.exe %windir%\system32\mmsys.cpl
     
    Edwin, Jul 29, 2016
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  8. tcebob Win User

    Pin shortcut to Sound to taskbar

    Explorer.exe did the trick. My problem is solved.
     
    tcebob, Apr 4, 2018
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