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Pinning items to the Start Menu or Taskbar

This guide contains instructions for adding an application to your Start Menu and/or Taskbar on Desktop@UCL computers running Windows 10 and Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

This is particularly useful for applications you use regularly.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • Students

Before you start...

  • You will need to be using a Desktop @ UCL computers running Windows 10 or Desktop @ UCL Anywhere.

Instructions

1. Pin an item to your Start Menu or Taskbar

To pin an item from the application list to your Start Menu.

1.1 Right click on the item you wish to pin to your Start Menu and select Pin to Start.

1.2 Right click on the item you wish to pin to your Taskbar, select More > Pin to taskbar.

You can also pin an item to your Start Menu or taskbar by right clicking on the item in your Search Windows results and selecting the relevant option.

Desktop@UCL Windows 10 Pin to Taskbar…

2. Manage pinned items

2.1 Right click on a tile on your Start Menu and select Resize to resize that tile.

Desktop@UCL Windows 10 resize Tile…

2.2 Right click on a tile on your Start Menu and select Unpin from Start to unpin the item from your Start Menu.

Desktop@UCL Windows 10 Unpin from Start…

2.3 Right click on an item in your Taskbar and select Unpin from Taskbar to unpin the item from your Taskbar.

2.4 Drag and drop to re-position and group tiles on your Start Menu to suit the way you like to work.

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