Pin apps and folders to the desktop or taskbar

Applies to: Windows 8.1

To pin apps to the taskbar

  • Press and hold (or right-click) an app, and then select More > Pin to taskbar.
  • If the app is already open on the desktop, press and hold (or right click) the app's taskbar button, and then select Pin to taskbar.

To add shortcuts to the desktop

  1. Press and hold (or right-click) the desktop, then select New > Shortcut.
  2. Enter the location of the item or select Browse to find the item in File Explorer.