Pinning an application to the taskbar has unfortunately become more complicated in Windows 11. Since the new operating system has introduced new cosmetic changes, some little tweaks we were used to on Windows 10 are majorly lacking. In this guide, I will explain to you how you can pin any application to the Taskbar in Windows 11.
How to Pin Any Application to the Taskbar in Windows 11
In Windows 11, when you try to drag and drop an icon onto the taskbar, you will simply see that it is forbidden: in short, you will not be able to pin it. In addition, the situation is similar to the Start Menu where it is impossible to drag an icon to the desktop or the taskbar from the pinned icons. However, this is possible after clicking on “All Apps” in Start Menu.
Pinning an app to the taskbar in Windows 11:
If you are looking to pin an application to the taskbar in Windows 11, there are various options to do that. Here’s how to do that:
- Launch an application from the Start Menu. Once the same app is open, its icon will appear on the taskbar. Simply right-click on it and select “Pin to Taskbar.”
- If the application is displayed as a shortcut on the desktop, you can also right-click on its icon and then select “Show more options” and then click on “Pin to taskbar.”
- If the app is displayed in Start Menu, you should first click on “All apps”, right-click on the app name, select “More” and the option to “Pin to taskbar” will appear. Note that it will not be displayed on icons pinned to the Start Menu.
This lack of user-friendly design is quite frustrating for the users. In addition to the lack of drag and drop feature, many users are also having trouble with this “Show more options” menu which adds an extra step to interact with certain files or applications.
And that is everything you need to know about pinning any app to the taskbar in Windows 11. While you are here, also check out other Win 11 Guides on how to fix Windows Security Not Opening in in Windows 11.