How to Pin Programs to the Taskbar

by Brendan O'Brien

Windows 7 has a feature that allows you to pin programs to the task bar. This is a handy feature since it eliminates the need for you to go into your Start menu or find the program's icon on the desktop each time you want to launch a program. Pinning a program on the task bar takes a moment to complete.

Launch the program that you want to be pinned to your task bar. The program's icon will appear on the taskbar.

Right-click on the program's icon on the task bar.

Choose "Pin this program to taskbar." The program is now pinned to the task bar.

About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.