How to Put the Google Drive Icon on the Taskbar

by Andrew Meer

The absence of a Start menu in Windows 8's desktop view means that you have to use the Search charm function whenever you want to open Google Drive. However, placing a Google Drive icon on the Windows 8 taskbar gives you faster access to your files stored in the cloud. After searching for Google Drive using the Search charm function, you have the option of placing a Google Drive icon on the taskbar.

1

Press "Windows-Q" to open the Search charm.

2

Enter "Google Drive" (without the quotes) into the search box.

3

Right-click "Google Drive" in the search results and choose the "Pin to taskbar" button on the app bar.

4

Press the "Windows" key twice to get to Windows 8 desktop view and verify that a Google Drive icon is pinned to the taskbar.

About the Author

As an ardent tech fan, Andrew Meer loves writing about the latest in computer hardware and software. Since 2006, he has worked as a level designer and programmer for various video game companies. Meer holds a Bachelor of Science in game and simulation programming from DeVry University, California.

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