By Joseph Moody
Making life easier for my users is an oddly satisfying part of my day. When I found out that my method of pinning programs to the taskbar was broken in the newer releases of Windows 10, I was predictably unhappy. See, the Microsoft UI team made the decision that certain actions should be limited to actual user choices. These actions include invoking the pin to taskbar verb in the previously mentioned script.
The idea behind this is to prevent spamming of the taskbar (looking at you, Chrome). Unfortunately, their solution lacks finesse.Thankfully – we don’t have to completely reinvent the wheel to pin programs to the taskbar in Windows 10. We can simply substitute our pinning script with a small pinning executable that is able to bypass the verb restriction. Because this solution works on Windows 8.1 as well, we don’t have to worry about maintaining separate settings for multiple operating systems.