How to Pin Apps to Taskbar in Windows 11

Let’s see the steps to pin the app to the taskbar in Windows 11 using the desktop, taskbar, Start menu, and File Explorer.

Pin Apps on the Taskbar using the Start Menu

If the shortcut is in the Start menu, find and right-click on it and select “More.” Click on “Pin to taskbar,” and that’s it.

Note: If the item is in the Start menu’s Pinned section, you will see the option above after right-clicking.

Here are the alternative methods:

Drag and drop the shortcut to the taskbar.

Or

Search for the app in the Start menu. Once you see it in the search results, you can also see the Pin to taskbar option on the right. Hit it, and that’s all.

Note: If you don’t see the option mentioned above, hit the down arrow on the right. You can now see it.

Pin Apps on the Taskbar using File Explorer

If the program or shortcut is in File Explorer, right-click on it, hit Show more options, and select the Pin to taskbar option.

You can see that it has been added to the taskbar.

Here’s an alternative method: Drag and drop the shortcut to the taskbar.

Pin Apps to the Taskbar using Desktop

To pin a program or shortcut on the desktop, follow this step: Drag and drop it to the taskbar.

Alternative Method – Right-click on it and click “Pin to taskbar.”

Pin Apps from the Windows 11 Taskbar

The program icon will appear on the taskbar when it is running.

To pin the running program, right-click on it and select “Pin to taskbar.” That’s all.

How to Unpin from the Taskbar

You can unpin the shortcut from the taskbar by right-clicking the one you want to remove. Select the “Unpin from taskbar” option, and that’s it.

I hope this guide, “How to Pin Apps to Taskbar in Windows 11,” is helpful to you.

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