How to Pin Apps to the Taskbar in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to pin apps or programs 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 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 apps icons to the Taskbar to easily access them. The steps to add your favorite apps to the Taskbar is also as east it can get in Windows 11, and we will show you how to do that.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

Again, adding your favorite apps and programs to the Taskbar can’t get any easier. Windows 11 make 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 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 by hitting the Windows key on your keyboard. When the Start menu opens, find the app that 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 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 at the top 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 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 that are 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 from the Taskbar, simply right-click its icon on the Taskbar and select Unpin from 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.