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#1 sloboat

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:25 PM

does anyone know how to pin an icon to the taskbar in win7? I accidentally removed it & now I can't put it back. the icon I'm trying to get there is "outlook.com" email. thks, slo

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

1) Open up the page you want to pin to the taskbar. Copy the address of the page.

2) You will have to create a shortcut to the page on your desktop. The usual method of right clicking the page and choosing Create shortcut will not work because there will be no option to Pin to Taskbar.

In order to create the shortcut RIGHT click an empty space on your desktop, choose NEW then SHORTCUT.

Paste the address of the page in the box. DO NOT CLICK NEXT.

3) Go the beginning of the address. Type explorer, followed by a space (the space is important; without it, this procedure will not work) before the folder's path.

It will look like this (this is not the complete address. I am providing just enough of it so you will see explorer space https://

explorer https://login.live.com

4) Click next, give the shortcut a name.

5) Click Finish.

6) RIGHT click the new shortcut and choose Pin to Taskbar.

This method will work for anything that does not give you a Pin to Taskbar option. I've used this method many times and it works.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 30 January 2014 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:18 PM

simply when it is open it will be on the taskbar, right click it and pin to task bar



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

thanks for the effort, I followed your instructions, but it created a "windows explorer" icon & it opens windows explorer/ docu-ments when clicked. any other ideas? slo

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:21 PM

well you can do what the bam dude said or if you open IE to the site you want, look in the address bar just to the left of whatever http://oultlook,com and there is a small icon.  You can drag that to the taskbar



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:34 PM

dragging & dropping into the taskbar doesn't work either. when it gets to the taskbar the circle with a slash through it displays & it won't drop. thanks anyway. slo 



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

LOL...Well then make IE a window, drag it to the desktop, from there right click pin to taskbar



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

you lost me there, (make a window of ie)?? no problem with ie, just trying to get my "outlook.com" icon back into taskbar.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:15 PM

thanks for the effort, I followed your instructions, but it created a "windows explorer" icon & it opens windows explorer/ docu-ments when clicked. any other ideas? slo


I think I know what happened. I know my instructions work for putting a specific document or document folder on the taskbar. You wanted a webpage pinned and I suppose it won't work for a webpage.

Did you open the page and try the method by stillgrey?

When the program is open it will be in the taskbar. RIGHT click the taskbar icon. If it says UNPIN, check it. Then close it out, reopen, right click and PIN.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

Make a window.

The 3 buttons on the top right of every windows.  Minimize, restore down/maximize (window), close

 

I just want you to be able to see the desktop and the lil icon in IE at the same time, so you can drag from IE to the desktop



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:56 PM

thanks still grey, that worked. after getting it to the desktop, I was then able to right clik & pin to taskbar. thanks again. slo




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