I am using Windows 7

I have pinned Google Chrome to my start menu and I can see a right arrow near the icon. When hovering on it I can see tasks as new window and new incognito window.

Likewise I need to add most commonly worked projects in Visual Studio 2013 to the Visual Studio launcher in Start menu.

How can I do this?


  • Mine does this automatically. I assume you have pinned VS 2013 by locating it in the start menu, right click, pin to start menu? – Dave Jan 6 '15 at 11:35
  • Make sure you open the file in Visual Studio from the File-> Open, not the recently opened panel. – Dave Jan 6 '15 at 11:55

I found out the answer.

  • First I pinned Visual Studio to Task bar.
  • Second, dragged the solution file and dropped on the exe on the Task bar (Pinned to Visual Studio)

After the second step, I was able to see the programs to the right side (tasks) of the Visual Studio short cut in the start menu.

  • 1
    Thank you! Not having specific .sln files available from the right-click menu of a pinned taskbar exe was really annoying me. – Jarrod Dixon Nov 10 '15 at 8:17

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