How to Pin Apps to the Taskbar in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to pin apps or program icons to Windows 11 Taskbar from the Start Menu.

Accessing apps from the Taskbar in Windows is pretty convenient! It makes it easier to access the apps you use most and faster to launch from the Taskbar than from the Windows Start menu or double-clicking its icon from the desktop.

Similar to Windows 10 and previous versions of Windows, one can pin their favorite app icons to the Taskbar to easily access them. The steps to add your favorite apps to the Taskbar is also as easy as they can get in Windows 11, and we will show you how to do that.

Again, adding your favorite apps and programs to the Taskbar can’t get any easier. Windows 11 makes pinning your apps to the Taskbar convenient and quick.

To get started adding program icons to the Taskbar in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

How to add program icons to the Taskbar in Windows 11

As stated earlier, adding or pinning apps to the Taskbar in Windows 11 is pretty easy and fairly straightforward. The steps below show you how.

To get started, open the Start menu by clicking the Start button or hitting the Windows key on your keyboard. When the Start menu opens, find the app you want to pin to the Taskbar.

For the post, we’re going to pin the Main apps to the Taskbar. If you have recently used the app, it will show up under Recommended. Once you find the app, right-click the app’s icon and click Pin to the Taskbar as highlighted below.

On the Start menu, you won’t see all the apps on the computer. To show all apps, click on the All apps button, as highlighted below.

Apps are listed alphabetically. Scroll down the list until you find your favorite apps.

Once you’ve found the apps you want to add to the Taskbar, right-click on your favorite app’s icon, then select More ==> Pin to the Taskbar as highlighted below.

Now, your Taskbar should have all the apps you pinned.

That’s all to pinning apps to the Taskbar in Windows 11.

For some apps not on the All apps list above, you can browse to the apps folder, then pin the apps to the Start menu.

Then go to the Start menu and pin the apps to the Taskbar. This adds another step to the process.

How to unpin apps from Taskbar in Windows 11

If an app is no longer a favorite and you want to remove it from the Taskbar, simply right-click its icon on the Taskbar and select Unpin from the Taskbar.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to pin and unpin apps from Windows 11 Taskbar. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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