On Windows 7 i'm no longer able to change the command line arguments for "pinned" taskbar launcher.

How can we workaround this problem in order to be able to start applications with parameters on Windows 7 (from taskbar).

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(When the application is closed) hold Shift + Right Click > Properties

  • Nice. Doesn't work with all shortcuts but definitly something I did not know. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:33
  • 2
    He is right, it does work but only if the application is not already started. You should specify this in the answer.
    – sorin
    Apr 21, 2010 at 7:46
  • Awesome trick, it just saved me tons of reload on chrome (unsecure content issue)
    – matmat07
    Dec 13, 2012 at 2:28
  • See answer of Juozas Kontvainis to change options when the app is running.
    – Nux
    Jul 1, 2013 at 17:30

Open jump menu and right click on a shortcut name and click Properties:

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Edit the task bar shortcuts directly from:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar


You'll need to create a shortcut to the application that has the necessary arguments and then pin that shortcut to the taskbar.

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