How to keep applications on your taskbar or start menu

If you have a set of programs you use regularly then you can make their icons stay on the taskbar or at the top of the start menu for easy access by pinning them.

To pin the application to your taskbar right click on the applications icon and select “Pin to Taskbar” and to pin it to your start menu select “Pin to Start Menu” instead.

As well as being able to quickly start any application that you have pinned to your taskbar you can also right click on its icon and be presented with a number of options specific to that application (e.g. a list of documents you have recently been editing in it).

To remove and application that has been pinned to the taskbar or start menu you just need to right click on its icon and select the “unpin this program from taskbar” or “Unpin from Start Menu” option.