Here is a quick tip for those that wish to pin either applications or folders to their computers’ task bars in Windows 10. For those that are not in the know, the Taskbar is the ribbon that runs at the bottom of the screen. You may want to pin applications there for quick access. If there are certain programs and folders that you use a lot on your computer, then this is the perfect place for them. Our own task bar has a number of the programs that we used a lot on our computer, including Microsoft Office Word, the Windows Snipping Tool, Calculator and Windows Media Player Classic. Any program can be pinned to the Taskbar. What happens when you do that is that a shortcut is created on the Taskbar, giving you quick access to programs of your choice. So, how do you pin apps to the taskbar in Windows 10?
How to pin applications to the Taskbar in Windows 10
There are two methods that you can use to pin applications and folders to the Taskbar in Windows 10;
- Drag and drop applications on the task bar
If there are shortcuts for the applications that you wish to pin to the taskbar on your desktop, simply click and hold the application before dragging and dropping it on the taskbar. If the program is not available on your desktop, click on Start on your PC and then look for the app that you wish to pin to the Taskbar. You can then click and hold on the app, before dragging it to the Taskbar.
- Right clicking on an app and choosing Pin to Taskbar
This is another method that you can use to pin applications to the Taskbar in Windows 10. All that you need to do in this instance is click on Start on your computer, and then look for the program that you wish to pin to the Taskbar. Right click on the application and then move your cursor to “More.” Here you will see the Pin to Taskbar options.
Ease of Access
That’s how you pin applications to the Task Bar in Windows 10. As already mentioned, the major advantage of doing this is that you get easy access to those applications on your PC that you use often. Pinning apps to the Taskbar is, therefore, a very easy way through which you can make life easy for yourself.
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