How to Pin Apps to Taskbar on Windows 11

How to pin apps on the Taskbar on Windows 11

The ability to pin apps to Taskbar has always been a convenience to access your favorite programs. You can do so in Windows 11 just like you could in the earlier version of Windows. The process is not rocket science, but since Windows 11 had a huge redesign, it has become a little confusing. Menus have changed as well, therefore, a quick recap wouldn’t hurt. Furthermore, Windows 11 is catching the attention of long-time macOS users. Thus, we bring to you a helpful guide that will teach you how to pin or unpin apps to Taskbar on Windows 11.

How to pin apps on the Taskbar on Windows 11

How to Pin or Unpin Apps to Taskbar on Windows 11

Here are the ways to pin apps to Taskbar in Windows 11.

Method 1: Through Start Menu

Option 1: From All Apps

Follow the given steps to pin apps from all Apps section in the Start Menu:

1. Click on Start.

2. Here, click on All apps > shown highlighted.

click on all apps option in Start menu. How to pin apps on the Taskbar on Windows 11

3. Scroll down the list of installed apps. Find & right-click the App you want to pin to the Taskbar.

4. Click on More in the context menu.

5. Then, select Pin to taskbar option, as depicted below.

Click on Pin to Taskbar

Option 2: From Search Bar

1. Click on Start.

2. In the Search bar at the top, type the name of the app you want to pin to the Taskbar.

Note: Here we have shown Command Prompt as an example.

3. Then, click on the Pin to taskbar option from the right pane.

select pin to taskbar option in Start menu search results. How to pin apps on the Taskbar on Windows 11

Also Read: Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Search Not Working

Method 2: Through Desktop Shortcut

Here’s how to pin apps to Taskbar on Windows 11 through Desktop Shortcut:

1. Right-click on the App icon.

2. Then, click on Show more options

Note: Alternately, press Shift + F10 keys together to open the old context menu.

click on show more options in New context menu

3. Here, select Pin to taskbar.

select pin to task bar in Old context menu

Also Read: How to Record your Screen in Windows 11

How to Unpin Apps From Taskbar in Windows 11

1. Right-click on the App icon from the Taskbar.

Note: Here we have shown Microsoft Teams as an example.

2. Now, click on Unpin from taskbar option, shown highlighted.

unpin microsoft teams from taskbar context menu. How to pin apps on the Taskbar on Windows 11

3. Repeat the above steps for all other apps which you want to unpin from Taskbar.

Pro Tip: Additionally, you can customize Taskbar on Windows PC as well.

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

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