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User Info: Ningishzida

Ningishzida
2 years ago#1
... won't let you drag certain short-cuts from the desktop onto the task bar, like Control Panel and "Run", yet it allows you to drag most everything else, including cmd (Command Prompt).

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User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
2 years ago#2
Actually Control Panel can be pinned on the Taskbar.
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User Info: Ningishzida

Ningishzida
2 years ago#3
You're right, in Metro.

User Info: Kad-Man

Kad-Man
2 years ago#4
Ningishzida posted...
You're right, in Metro.


I can do it in win 7 so no idea what your talking about.

User Info: Bellum_Sacrum

Bellum_Sacrum
2 years ago#5
*Is on WinXP and can drag control panel and run to quick launch (if that is what you meant by "dragging to taskbar") without any issues whatsoever.
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User Info: Ningishzida

Ningishzida
2 years ago#6
Mmm, ok.

Control Panel short-cut can't be dragged to Task Bar in W8 (Command Prompt works, Run doesn't). Maybe there is another way other than right-clicking CP in Metro and telling it to pin to Task Bar, but I can't see it.

Weird that some work and some don't. I remember this being the case in 7, too.

User Info: Conker

Conker
2 years ago#7
What bothers me the most is if you pin a specific folder to quick-launch it always just opens the file.explorer to the default spot, not the one you pinned. You still have to right-click the icon to access the one you pinned.
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