To pin apps to the taskbar

  1. Select Start , select the arrow next to All apps, right-click the app, then select More > Pin to taskbar.

  2. If the app is already open on the desktop, press and hold (or right click) the app's taskbar icon, and then select Pin to taskbar.

Note: To remove a pinned app from the taskbar, right-click the app icon, then select Unpin from 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, then select the location and select OK.

  3. Select Next, then select Finish.

Notes: 

  • To delete a shortcut from your desktop, press and hold (or right-click) it, select Show more options, then select Delete. Only the shortcut is removed, not the original item.

  • You can't create shortcuts for Windows Store apps.

To pin apps to the taskbar

  1. Select Start , scroll to the app you want to pin, then press and hold (or right-click) the app. Select More > Pin to taskbar.

  2. If the app is already open on the desktop, press and hold (or right click) the app's taskbar icon, and then select Pin to taskbar.

Note: To remove a pinned app from the taskbar, right-click the app icon, then select Unpin from 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, then select the location and select OK.

  3. Select Next, then select Finish.

Notes: 

  • To delete a shortcut from your desktop, press and hold (or right-click) it, then select Delete.

  • If you delete a shortcut, only the shortcut is removed, not the original item.

  • You can't create shortcuts for Windows Store apps.

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