moderated Pinning apps to taskbar question


Loy
 

I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the taskbar?


 

The biggest advantage for your most frequently used apps is the ability to fire them up with the WinKey + Number shortcut to open the app pinned to that numbered position (starting with 1 and ending with 0, for a total of 10 positions).  You can also use WinKey + Shift + Number to open a second (or third, . . .) instance of the app pinned to that numbered position.
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Mike B.
 


Hi Loy,
 
Especially with Windows 11, pinning shortcuts to the Taskbar helps a lot.  When I have Dropbox running shortcut keystrokes assigned to the desktop shortcuts take forever to respond, if they respond at all.  But, with my most used shortcuts pinned to the Taskbar I get immediate response when Dropbox is running.
 
For regular use when Dropbox isn't running the Taskbar shortcuts still respond quicker than keystrokes assigned to the desktop shortcuts.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
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Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

The biggest advantage for your most frequently used apps is the ability to fire them up with the WinKey + Number shortcut to open the app pinned to that numbered position (starting with 1 and ending with 0, for a total of 10 positions).  You can also use WinKey + Shift + Number to open a second (or third, . . .) instance of the app pinned to that numbered position.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Mike B.
 


Hi Brian,
 
Are you saying you can have more than 1 shortcut pinned to any one position on the Taskbar? 
 
If so, would you pin a second or third icon to any one  position the same way you would pin the first one?
Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

The biggest advantage for your most frequently used apps is the ability to fire them up with the WinKey + Number shortcut to open the app pinned to that numbered position (starting with 1 and ending with 0, for a total of 10 positions).  You can also use WinKey + Shift + Number to open a second (or third, . . .) instance of the app pinned to that numbered position.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Bill White
 

Hi, Mike. Bryan isn't saying that you can pin more than one shortcut to a corresponding number. He is saying that, for example, if you have Microsoft Edge pinned to position 2 in the Task Bar, you can run more than one instance of Microsoft Edge, by pressing Windows Key plus SHIFT plus 2.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

Hi Brian,

 

Are you saying you can have more than 1 shortcut pinned to any one position on the Taskbar? 

 

If so, would you pin a second or third icon to any one  position the same way you would pin the first one?

Thanks much.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 2:12 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

The biggest advantage for your most frequently used apps is the ability to fire them up with the WinKey + Number shortcut to open the app pinned to that numbered position (starting with 1 and ending with 0, for a total of 10 positions).  You can also use WinKey + Shift + Number to open a second (or third, . . .) instance of the app pinned to that numbered position.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Mike B.
 


Hi Bill,
Okay, now I'm clear on it.  Thanks for the clarification.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

Hi, Mike. Bryan isn't saying that you can pin more than one shortcut to a corresponding number. He is saying that, for example, if you have Microsoft Edge pinned to position 2 in the Task Bar, you can run more than one instance of Microsoft Edge, by pressing Windows Key plus SHIFT plus 2.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

Hi Brian,

 

Are you saying you can have more than 1 shortcut pinned to any one position on the Taskbar? 

 

If so, would you pin a second or third icon to any one  position the same way you would pin the first one?

Thanks much.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

----- Original Message -----

From: Brian Vogel

Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 2:12 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

The biggest advantage for your most frequently used apps is the ability to fire them up with the WinKey + Number shortcut to open the app pinned to that numbered position (starting with 1 and ending with 0, for a total of 10 positions).  You can also use WinKey + Shift + Number to open a second (or third, . . .) instance of the app pinned to that numbered position.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Van Lant, Robin
 

Even in Windows 10, I’m finding the Taskbar icons are faster at opening than launching from the desktop shortcut.   I don’t  typically remember to use the Windows key number combo, but I’ll use Windows T, then arrow to what I want. I have the icons in order of what I open more frequently.  I also like that it will tell me if the program is already running, which can be nice if I have a lot open.  I think the reason I started using taskbar was that it was really straightforward to search for an a app in the start menu, then do a context menu to add to task bar. My recollection is that it took more steps to add to the desktop, ten go create a shortcut, so I tried the task bar. Now, I tend to open applications from  the task bar and leave my desktop for network folder shortcuts and  shortcuts to specific web applications I use here at work.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 6:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

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Hi Loy,

 

Especially with Windows 11, pinning shortcuts to the Taskbar helps a lot.  When I have Dropbox running shortcut keystrokes assigned to the desktop shortcuts take forever to respond, if they respond at all.  But, with my most used shortcuts pinned to the Taskbar I get immediate response when Dropbox is running.

 

For regular use when Dropbox isn't running the Taskbar shortcuts still respond quicker than keystrokes assigned to the desktop shortcuts.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

----- Original Message -----

From: Brian Vogel

Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 2:12 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

The biggest advantage for your most frequently used apps is the ability to fire them up with the WinKey + Number shortcut to open the app pinned to that numbered position (starting with 1 and ending with 0, for a total of 10 positions).  You can also use WinKey + Shift + Number to open a second (or third, . . .) instance of the app pinned to that numbered position.
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Bill covered answering Mike's question, and thanks for that, but Robin's addition indirectly brings up that if you use WinKey + Number and an instance of that app is already open, it will throw focus to the open app, not start another instance.  If you want another instance of the app, say another Notepad window to open for a different file, that's when you must use the WinKey + Shift + Number shortcut.

There are certain apps, mostly those that do not feature tabs for having multiple things open, where I have frequent need to have more than one instance open.  Notepad just so happens to probably be the one where that's most frequently the case.
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Marianne Denning
 

I keep my desktop as clean as possible. It helps my machine load faster. I pin apps to my task bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the taskbar?


meow meow
 

how do u clean out?
 
 

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

I keep my desktop as clean as possible. It helps my machine load faster. I pin apps to my task bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the taskbar?


Bill White
 

Hi, Rosie. Just put whatever you have on your desktop on the Task Bar instead, then delete the icons that are on your desktop.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of meow meow
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

how do u clean out?

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:11 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I keep my desktop as clean as possible. It helps my machine load faster. I pin apps to my task bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the taskbar?


Mike B.
 

If you have folder shortcuts on the desktop you don't get the Pin to Taskbar in the context menu option.
 
How you can get around this if you have a folder shortcut that you want to pin to the Taskbar,  try the following:
1. Highlight the desktop icon and press, Alt + Enter, to open the icon's properties.
 
2. When you open the icon's properties you'll be on the Shortcut page in the, Target field, and you want to add what's below, but read what's below character by character because you must include the space in what you type in.
explorer .
That's the word, explorer , followed by a space .
 
Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close the properties.
 
You should now get a, Pin to Taskbar, option in the context menu.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

Hi, Rosie. Just put whatever you have on your desktop on the Task Bar instead, then delete the icons that are on your desktop.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of meow meow
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

how do u clean out?

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:11 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I keep my desktop as clean as possible. It helps my machine load faster. I pin apps to my task bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the taskbar?


Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
Please don't follow my previous steps, I didn't explain them well enough, so use these better explained steps instead.
If you have folder shortcuts on the desktop you don't get the Pin to Taskbar in the context menu option.
 
How you can get around this if you have a folder shortcut that you've created on the desktop and you want to pin it to the Taskbar is to do the following:

1. Highlight the desktop icon and press, Alt + Enter, to open the icon's properties.
 
2. When you open the icon's properties you'll be on the Shortcut page in the, Target field but, first go to the beginning of this line before typing anything by pressing the, Home, key.  Now type what's below.
 
explorer
 
That's the word, explorer , followed by a space
 
Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close the properties.
 
You should now get a, Pin to Taskbar, option in the context menu.
 
Here's a before and after example of how the Target field will read using the Downloads folder desktop shortcut icon as the example:
After opening the properties of the Downloads icon shortcut below is what's in the Target field.
 
C:\Users\Mike\Downloads
 
Now this is how the Target field will read after adding the word, explorer , followed by a space to the beginning of the Target field and pressing enter on the, Okay, button.
 
C:\Windows\explorer.exe C:\Users\Mike\Downloads
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

If you have folder shortcuts on the desktop you don't get the Pin to Taskbar in the context menu option.
 
How you can get around this if you have a folder shortcut that you want to pin to the Taskbar,  try the following:
1. Highlight the desktop icon and press, Alt + Enter, to open the icon's properties.
 
2. When you open the icon's properties you'll be on the Shortcut page in the, Target field, and you want to add what's below, but read what's below character by character because you must include the space in what you type in.
explorer .
That's the word, explorer , followed by a space .
 
Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close the properties.
 
You should now get a, Pin to Taskbar, option in the context menu.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

Hi, Rosie. Just put whatever you have on your desktop on the Task Bar instead, then delete the icons that are on your desktop.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of meow meow
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

how do u clean out?

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:11 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I keep my desktop as clean as possible. It helps my machine load faster. I pin apps to my task bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the taskbar?


Claudia
 

I have also wondered what the advantages of are in pinning apps to the taskbar?

 

At work, they recommend that we do this, but what is the difference in pinning them there and pinning them to your Start menu?

Thanks.

 

Claudia

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

If you have folder shortcuts on the desktop you don't get the Pin to Taskbar in the context menu option.

 

How you can get around this if you have a folder shortcut that you want to pin to the Taskbar,  try the following:

1. Highlight the desktop icon and press, Alt + Enter, to open the icon's properties.

 

2. When you open the icon's properties you'll be on the Shortcut page in the, Target field, and you want to add what's below, but read what's below character by character because you must include the space in what you type in.

explorer .

That's the word, explorer , followed by a space .

 

Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close the properties.

 

You should now get a, Pin to Taskbar, option in the context menu.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

----- Original Message -----

From: Bill White

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:19 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

Hi, Rosie. Just put whatever you have on your desktop on the Task Bar instead, then delete the icons that are on your desktop.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of meow meow
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

how do u clean out?

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:11 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I keep my desktop as clean as possible. It helps my machine load faster. I pin apps to my task bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the taskbar?


Bharat
 

The advantage of pinning apps to the taskbar is that for the sighted
users it makes it very convenient to launch apps that they can see
right in front of them. for the keyboard users or the blind is they
can lanuch apps using keyboard short in addition to the Windows key as
being one of the keys. for example, the first app on the taskbar
usually is MS Edge. You can launch Edge by simplly pressing the
shortcut key combination, Windows key+1 on the number row on top.
Similarly, pressing Windows key+2 would launch file explorer.

Hope this helps.

Thank you,

Bharat.

On 6/26/22, Claudia <claudiadr2013@...> wrote:
I have also wondered what the advantages of are in pinning apps to the
taskbar?



At work, they recommend that we do this, but what is the difference in
pinning them there and pinning them to your Start menu?

Thanks.



Claudia





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question



If you have folder shortcuts on the desktop you don't get the Pin to
Taskbar
in the context menu option.



How you can get around this if you have a folder shortcut that you want to
pin to the Taskbar, try the following:

1. Highlight the desktop icon and press, Alt + Enter, to open the icon's
properties.



2. When you open the icon's properties you'll be on the Shortcut page in
the, Target field, and you want to add what's below, but read what's below
character by character because you must include the space in what you type
in.

explorer .

That's the word, explorer , followed by a space .



Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close the properties.



You should now get a, Pin to Taskbar, option in the context menu.





Stay safe and take care. Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

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To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:19 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question



Hi, Rosie. Just put whatever you have on your desktop on the Task Bar
instead, then delete the icons that are on your desktop.



Bill White



billwhite92701@... <mailto:billwhite92701@...>



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[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of meow meow
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To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question



how do u clean out?







From: Marianne Denning <mailto:marianne@...>

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:11 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question



I keep my desktop as clean as possible. It helps my machine load faster. I
pin apps to my task bar.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> <main@jfw.groups.io
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Pinning apps to taskbar question



I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my
apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the
taskbar?









Marianne Denning
 

If an apps are pinned to your task bar they will be in an order. You should press windows key plus T to go to the task bar and then use your right arrow to go through them in order. I just looked at my task bar and Word is in the third position. I can launch Word from anywhere by pressing windows key plus 3. You should only pin those items you use most frequently since you can only use numbers 1 through 9. I have Word, Chrome, and Out look pinned to my task bar. Quite often your computer comes with apps already pinned to the task bar. If you don’t want those apps on the task bar you can unpin them. To do this go to your task bar and find the app you want to unpin. Press your application key or shift f10 and arrow down until you find “unpin” and press enter. That will change the number of all the apps that are pinned after it. I gave the example that Word is Windows 3 so if I unpin the app that is in the second position Word will move to that position and I will use windows key 2. I am sure this explanation is confusing so if you want to talk instead of emailing you can send me an email at marianne@....  

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claudia
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have also wondered what the advantages of are in pinning apps to the taskbar?

 

At work, they recommend that we do this, but what is the difference in pinning them there and pinning them to your Start menu?

Thanks.

 

Claudia

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

If you have folder shortcuts on the desktop you don't get the Pin to Taskbar in the context menu option.

 

How you can get around this if you have a folder shortcut that you want to pin to the Taskbar,  try the following:

1. Highlight the desktop icon and press, Alt + Enter, to open the icon's properties.

 

2. When you open the icon's properties you'll be on the Shortcut page in the, Target field, and you want to add what's below, but read what's below character by character because you must include the space in what you type in.

explorer .

That's the word, explorer , followed by a space .

 

Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close the properties.

 

You should now get a, Pin to Taskbar, option in the context menu.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

----- Original Message -----

From: Bill White

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:19 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

Hi, Rosie. Just put whatever you have on your desktop on the Task Bar instead, then delete the icons that are on your desktop.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of meow meow
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

how do u clean out?

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:11 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I keep my desktop as clean as possible. It helps my machine load faster. I pin apps to my task bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the taskbar?


Claudia
 

Thanks;

 

Is there also a keystroke to access the task bar?

 

Claudia

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marianne Denning
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

If an apps are pinned to your task bar they will be in an order. You should press windows key plus T to go to the task bar and then use your right arrow to go through them in order. I just looked at my task bar and Word is in the third position. I can launch Word from anywhere by pressing windows key plus 3. You should only pin those items you use most frequently since you can only use numbers 1 through 9. I have Word, Chrome, and Out look pinned to my task bar. Quite often your computer comes with apps already pinned to the task bar. If you don’t want those apps on the task bar you can unpin them. To do this go to your task bar and find the app you want to unpin. Press your application key or shift f10 and arrow down until you find “unpin” and press enter. That will change the number of all the apps that are pinned after it. I gave the example that Word is Windows 3 so if I unpin the app that is in the second position Word will move to that position and I will use windows key 2. I am sure this explanation is confusing so if you want to talk instead of emailing you can send me an email at marianne@....  

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claudia
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have also wondered what the advantages of are in pinning apps to the taskbar?

 

At work, they recommend that we do this, but what is the difference in pinning them there and pinning them to your Start menu?

Thanks.

 

Claudia

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

If you have folder shortcuts on the desktop you don't get the Pin to Taskbar in the context menu option.

 

How you can get around this if you have a folder shortcut that you want to pin to the Taskbar,  try the following:

1. Highlight the desktop icon and press, Alt + Enter, to open the icon's properties.

 

2. When you open the icon's properties you'll be on the Shortcut page in the, Target field, and you want to add what's below, but read what's below character by character because you must include the space in what you type in.

explorer .

That's the word, explorer , followed by a space .

 

Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close the properties.

 

You should now get a, Pin to Taskbar, option in the context menu.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
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----- Original Message -----

From: Bill White

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:19 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

Hi, Rosie. Just put whatever you have on your desktop on the Task Bar instead, then delete the icons that are on your desktop.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of meow meow
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

how do u clean out?

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:11 PM

Subject: Re: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I keep my desktop as clean as possible. It helps my machine load faster. I pin apps to my task bar.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Pinning apps to taskbar question

 

I have never pinned an app to the task bar. I have shortcuts for most of my apps on the desktop. Would there be any advantages to pin my apps to the taskbar?


 

On Mon, Jun 27, 2022 at 08:00 PM, Claudia wrote:
Is there also a keystroke to access the task bar?
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Yes.  Windows Key + T
 
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