Is it possible to add an item to the context-menu displayed when an icon pinned to the taskbar is right-clicked? Sometimes I'd like to "Run as Administrator".

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    Not a duplicate. They always want to run as administrator. I don't. – TRomano Oct 13 '16 at 11:05

To run an application as administrator from the taskbar, left-click its icon while holding down the Shift and Ctrl keys. A pop-up will appear and asking for Administrator privileges when not logged in as an admin.

If you are doing this while the application is already running, Windows will open a new instance of it with admin rights.

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