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How To Pin to the Windows Taskbar

Log in to your 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.


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

pin to Start Screen

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9 Responses to How To Pin to the Windows Taskbar

  1. Tony June 3, 2013 at 7:01 am #

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

    • Jay September 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

      Couldn’t make it work!

  2. Glen O'Riley February 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

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

  3. Paul February 27, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

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

  4. Paul February 27, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    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 April 25, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

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

  5. Richard February 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Great, thanks it worked

  6. Arturo November 8, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    This doesnt work on chrome anymore, only IE or edge

  7. deborah a lariscy August 21, 2017 at 8:53 am #

    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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