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If you use the Control Panel frequently, you may have noticed you can’t right click the shortcut in the start menu and click Pin to Taskbar. In this guide, I’ll show you how to pin the Control Panel to the taskbar and then pin your favorite apps for quick access.

Pin the Control Panel to the Taskbar

To pin the Control Panel icon to the taskbar:

  1. Click the Start button and click Control Panel to open the Control Panel.

  2. Right click the Control Panel icon on the taskbar and click Pin this program to taskbar.

  3. Now you can click the Pin to list icon to pin frequently used Control Panel tools to the jump list:

Even when you close the Control Panel, you’ll still have quick access to your most frequently-used tools:

Want to learn more about Jump Lists? Check out this guide about Windows 7 Jump Lists.

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