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How To Pin Outlook.com to the Windows Taskbar

If you want to use Outlook.com as your primary email manager, you might want to pin it to the Taskbar. This allows you to use the web app more like a desktop program in Windows.

Log in to your Outlook.com account in your favorite browser. Then click and drag the Outlook icon from the address bar to the Windows Taskbar and select Pin to Taskbar.

Drag to Pin

When you bring up the Jump List, you’ll have options to open your inbox or send an email. Another cool thing about this is it gives you quick access to Calendar, People, and SkyDrive.

Jumplist

If you’re using Windows 8 and the modern UI, you can pin it to the Start screen.

pin to Start Screen


9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Tony  

    Great shortcut. Don’t know why I had not thought of it.

    • Jay  

      Couldn’t make it work!

  2. Glen O'Riley  

    I don’t get an icon other than a padlock up there in Firefox, am I missing something?

  3. Paul  

    it doesn’t work!
    tried from chrome, and even IE. taskbar not locked
    OS: win7

  4. Paul  

    I finally did it. You made the red arrow to short. It’s not the big outlook icon, to drag, but the one from the url address in the browser…

    • michele  

      thank you! This comment saved me from lots of headaches:)

  5. Richard  

    Great, thanks it worked

  6. Arturo  

    This doesnt work on chrome anymore, only IE or edge

  7. deborah a lariscy  

    tried repeatedly. I want the taskbar at top of page to have shortcut. I’ve dragged it to BOTTOM task bar, but released it and it didn’t attach. SIGH. I am not very good, but usually can follow decent instructions. Very frustrating. Should be a detailed explanation from WIndows 10.

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