Disable/Enable Pinning/Unpinning of Programs in Taskbar on Windows 11

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In this article we will talk how to Disable/Enable Pinning/Favorite Programs to Taskbar in Windows 11. Every day we spend a lot of time on the computer, surfing the Internet, using social networks, working and using applications. That’s why launching our most used apps with a single click is a convenient and time-saving luxury. In Windows, you can always pin apps to the taskbar for instant access, and Windows 11 is no different.

Pinning and unpinning a program from the taskbar is very easy. You can right-click on the program icon and you’ll see the “Pin from Taskbar” or “Pin to Taskbar” option. If you don’t want to pin previously added items to the taskbar again or accidentally pin new programs to the taskbar, you can easily lock the taskbar icons. This way you can continue to use programs pinned to the taskbar. Below are the steps to turn on/off pinning/unpinning programs to taskbar in Windows 11.

How to Disable/Enable Pinning or Unpinning Programs to Taskbar in Windows 11

How to Disable Pin on Taskbar in Windows 11

  • First, to open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), go to the Start menu, search for and select Edit Group Policy as shown in the image below and open it.
  • Once the Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to the policy location in the left pane:
  • User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar
  • In the Policy window in the right pane, select and open (double-click) the “Do not allow pinning programs to the taskbar” policy.
  • When the window opens, select Enabled to disable pinning or unpinning of items from the taskbar. Click OK to save and exit.
  • Pinning or removing items from the taskbar will be disabled on all devices you configure this way.

How to Allow pinning to taskbar in Windows 11

  • To do that, navigate to the below path in the local group policy editor and replace the above steps.
  • User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar
  • Then double-click Do not allow pinning programs to open in the taskbar.
  • In the window that opens, select the option Not configured to allow users to use Pin to Taskbar again.

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We hope you like our article Disable/Enable Pinning/Favorite Programs to Taskbar in Windows 11 If an app is already open, you can right-click on it and select the Pin to Taskbar option to pin that app to the taskbar, so that you can launch it directly with a single click. Pinning an application is as easy as unpinning an application.

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