How to Pin a Program to the Taskbar in Windows 7

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In Brief...

You can easily access programs that you use often by pinning them to the taskbar. To pin a program to the taskbar, follow these three steps.

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  1. Open the program, and notice that its icon appears in the taskbar.
    Icon in Taskbar

  2. Right-click the icon and choose Pin this program to taskbar.
    Pin This Program to Taskbar

  3. The program will now permanently appear on the taskbar unless you choose to unpin it.
    Unpin Program Choice

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.