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Windows 7 and Google Chrome Shortcuts

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by greaser27, Dec 5, 2011.

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  1. greaser27

    greaser27 Thread Starter

    Dec 5, 2011
    I run a Lenovo X1 with a 64-bit Windows 7. When I received the computer, I installed AVG Internet Security, Google Chrome, Skype, CrossLoop ScreenSharing, Opera and MSFT current Office suite.

    When I configure my desktop, I like to have the icons of my favorite applications on the Windows Toolbar at the bottom of the screen. I launch most of my stuff from there. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Chrome allowed you to add a bookmark, then move that bookmark to your Desktop (main work area once you logon). Chrome simply created a shortcut. I was even more surprised to find that when using Chrome, I could take the shortcut icons and add them to my Windows Toolbar. When I launched webpages like Jigsaw.com, LinkedIn and Facebook, I went directly to my account as if it were an application.

    Now, for some reason, the ability to "pin" these web pages to Windows has disappeared and everything is "pinned" in the Google Icon which I need to "right click" to access.

    My question, does anyone know what I need to do to "re-enable" this functionality???? I am running Google Chrome version 15.0.874.121. OS is Windows 7 Professional. I don't know how to find the exact build data.

  2. UberNerd


    Dec 6, 2011
    Rightclick your taskbar, go to properties, go to taskbars, check shortcuts.

    Now you should be abled to add the shortcuts or (bookmarks) to your taskbar. To remove the anoying text "Shortcuts" from the taskbar just right click the shortcuts part of the taskbar and uncheck Show Title.
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