Pin Programs to Taskbar and Start Menu in Windows 8

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to pin programs to the taskbar and start menu on Windows 8 computers. For the sake of this tutorial, we're going to pin Chrome, first to the taskbar, and then to the start menu.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Right-click on the icon of the application.
    In this case, it's our desktop shortcut for Chrome.
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    Click "Pin to Taskbar".
    It's about halfway down the menu. Now let's pin it to the start menu.
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  3. 3
    Right-click on the icon.
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    Click "Pin to Start".
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    Mouse over the lower-left corner of the screen and click the thumbnail that appears.
    This takes us to the start menu, where we can see that a Chrome icon has been added.
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    Right-click the icon to see options.
    We can now resize it.
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    Click "Resize" and click "Medium".
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    Click, hold and drag the icon to move it.
    Once we're satisfied with the size and the placement of the icon, we can go back to the desktop.
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    Click on the Desktop icon or move the mouse to the upper-left corner of the screen and click there.
    Either method will bring us back to the desktop.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to pin programs to the taskbar and start menu on Windows 8 computers.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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