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Changing behavior of icons pinned to taskbar when clicked

When an application is pinned to the taskbar, an icon is placed at the left side of the taskbar. My preference is for those icons to act as a launcher, opening a new window of that application in a ...
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PowerShell, some pinned Taskbar items don't open linked to their pinned item

I like to have a set of standard apps that are pinned when I install Windows, and I like to automate that (currently using syspin as I don't have a method in PowerShell). My problem is that some ...
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Can I Chain chrt With taskset So They Both Apply to Same Program On LInux?

I want to set a real-time priority for a program and pin it to a certain CPU core on a Linux server. I am aware I can affect these properties after a process is running. Is there a way to do it when ...
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How can I unpin MSI Center in Windows 10?

MSI Center is pinned in my Windows 10. I can't unpin it. How can I unpin MSI Center in Windows 10? What I tried: Closing doesn't help: Editing C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\...
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KVM-QEMU + Libvirt - CPU Pinning

I would like to ask, if it is possible to reserve cores just for particular VM's and prevent others to use them. Let me explain closer: I'd like to have 2 virtual machines to be pinned to cores 0-7 ...
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Automatically unpin applications every logon

My employer has set up my computer with a script that restores certain pinned programs every logon. Since I use quick launch for my shortcuts, the pinned icons are redundant (and mix with window tiles)...
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How to install outdated packages using chocolatey

#step 1) Installing Chocolatey when needed if (-not (Test-Path -Path "$env:ProgramData\Chocolatey\choco.exe" -PathType Leaf)) { # from https://chocolatey.org/install Set-...
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Apt mistakes currently installed `code` package for a different version

I'm using Pop!_OS 18.04 and VS Code. Unfortunately Pop provides slightly broken code packages in its repos and I prefer to use Microsoft-provided code. I have their source added and apt sees it. I ...
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Why does my git bash shell show up as a separate tile in my task bar, when running as admin? [closed]

EDIT: Other SE users cannot reproduce this so it's likely an issue with my company's GPO. Holding open until I can send my helpdesk a link to this write-up. I use Git for Windows, on Windows 10. ...
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Windows 10 taskbar pinned items exploring the exe folder instead launching the application

I've upgraded my Windows-7_home_premium to windows-10_Home. Everything looks fine, but the items pinned to the taskbar are opening the folder which contains the target app instead of launching the ...
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Do multi-core processors have internal hardware for randomly changing in which core the instructions are executed?

A friend of mine says that a process always jumps between cores even if you pin a process to a specific core within operating system. He says that the processor manufacturers do this so that the ...
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SSL Pinning - Bypassing Pinning that uses .pem

Im attempting to test Spotify and it uses a "cacert.pem" file signed by Equifax Secure Certificate Authority. Is it possible to bypass that and get the requests? At the moment im unable to sniff it. (...
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How can you pin a frequently used file on an FTP site in Excel 2016

There is a file that I refer to frequently on an FTP site that I once managed to pin to the Recent files in the Open menu of Excel 2016. I can't save the file on the FTP, so it will not add to the ...
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How to prevent apt upgrade from installing manually installed library

I have a library that I built from sources in a version that is not yet available in the debian archives. Another package requires it and apt upgrade wants to install the older version. How can I ...
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Pinned apps on taskbar are missing until repinning or restarting Explorer

My Dell Inspiron 5558 has been updated to Windows 10 Creators Update. Few days after updating, pinned apps on the taskbar disappeared. I have been trying fixing this weird behavior by doing some ...
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Lock pinned taskbar items so they can't be rearranged

Occasionally I find that I've accidentally rearranged the pinned icons on my taskbar by dragging them out of order, which is mildly annoying. The somewhat obvious Lock the taskbar option doesn't ...
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Windows 10 - Need pinned apps to open next to its icon

I'm running Windows 10 and I have apps pinned to the task bar. Below are examples of what its currently doing and what I need it to do going forward. Basically when I pin an app to the task bar it ...
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How to add in Windows 10 a document without extension to the pinned list of an app?

I like to add "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" to the pinned documents of my text-editor (PSPad) on the taskbar. Usually I only need to open a document and after that it shows ab in the recent ...
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Ways to Recover Lost/Closed "Pinned" Tabs in Chrome?

I know this was TECHNICALLY an already-answered issue awhile back - and then was subsequently brought to life again briefly - but I have been experiencing this issue (only twice, but I had about 15 ...
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Remove a pinned certificate from Firefox

I renewed my LetsEncrypt certificate on my Website where I used certificate pinning before. Now I removed those headers in my webserver config and the site works fine again without pinning. But on ...
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Windows Taskbar: Force applications to stay in place when open

Can I do something to fix|force the applications to stay in place? I understand it has to do with separate processes and such, but there's a point I don't understand. taskbar overview: What ...
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Maximum # of Start Menu Pinned Programs

I am running Windows 7 Professional and I just got a new display with a whole lot more screen space (greater resolution) and I am having a little, rather ridiculous, problem. I have only have pinned ...
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Move/share pinned tab between windows in Firefox

Suppose the following scenarios. Open firefox (window A). Pin tab X Open new firefox window (B) Close A Close B Open firefox No X tab If I switch steps 5 and 6, pinned tab will be there. Is there ...
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Pinning Shortcuts to the Taskbar by Batch

I'm trying to pin shortcuts to the taskbar with batch. The method I am using is taking a pre-made shortcut from a Setup program, and copying it to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\...
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How to Delete Application Jump List in Windows Start Menu

Does anyone know how to delete the MRU list for Excel in the start menu? (See screen capture.) I think the list on my machine is corrupted because I cannot delete/unpin anything on it. Reinstalling ...
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How did I pin Chrome to my Win7 TaskBar multiple times?

I have seen many many questions, including Pin same app multiple times in Windows 7, but they are all asking how to do something I have already done. I certainly did not use one of the solutions in ...
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Update paths of pinned files in Windows 7

I'm trying to find the locations of the pinned files so I can update the shortcuts to a different drive letter, but I can't find where they are saved. Can anyone help? I'm looking specifically for the ...
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How can I pin a batch file and an internet shortcut to the taskbar in Windows 7?

I have two files on a computer with Windows 7 installed on it. The first file is a batch file. The second file is an internet shortcut. How can I pin each of them to the taskbar?
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How to pin Visual Studio 2013 projects to start menu tasks

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 ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Frequent from Pinned program

I got to know the pinned programs in taskbar and using it for Excel, Outlook, Chrome. I have put frequent files/urls to those pinned programs which I will get by right clicking the pinned program from ...
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Taskbar Pinned Shortcuts Location [duplicate]

Ever wondered where those pinned shortcuts are stored in Win7/8/8.1/10? This way you can edit, delete or create new shortcuts. Sometimes they get duplicated but they don't appear as pinned so this is ...
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Mapped Drives pinning - when I pin a second location in the same path/server, the first disappears

When trying to pin multiple mapped drives (whose locations are on the same server) by dragging them from the Explorer window to the taskbar icon, the first drive pins properly. When I drag the second,...
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Missing running applications and pinned application icons from taskbar in Windows 7

Today when I was using the computer as usual, the running applications and pinned application icons which normally appear in the taskbar were gone suddenly. At first, I thought a restart will help but ...
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Automate creation of taskbar shortcuts

I have Windows 8 computers on a domain. I want to create a Group Policy Object to create taskbar shortcuts for users as they move onto different machines. I have created a batch file that will copy ...
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Windows 8 desktop app windows get stuck in front

In Windows 8 while in the desktop, I will have programs get stuck in front. It has happened in multiple apps (Outlook 2013, Image Configuration Editor, Internet Explorer, (file)Explorer, Visual Studio)...
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Setup multiple chrome profiles and pin them to Windows 7 taskbar with different chrome icons [duplicate]

Please, help me regain my sanity. Can someone write a step-by-step guide on how to set up multiple chrome profiles on a single Windows 7 machines, in a way that will allow me to pin multiple ...
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Launch programs from pinned taskbar custom icons

I've just followed a tutorial on how to customize icons in Windows 8 (see link below). However, when I open the program, it shows the default icon in the taskbar and not the changed icon. How do I get ...
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apt pinning when two packages have very similar version numbers

I have a precise installation, but I am also getting packages from quantal and raring. My problem is with the linux-image-* packages. I want to run the 3.5 kernel, and to keep track of the latest ...
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Pin Icons to right side of Windows Taskbar?

How can I pin a program/folder to the right side of the taskbar, instead of the left side? I'm using Windows 7.
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Machine Names pinned to Remote Desktop in Start Menu disappeared

My Remote Desktop icon is pinned to the Start menu and I had 20 or 30 machine names pinned to it. Sometime in the last week the list disappeared. Anyone know if they can be recovered anywhere?
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How to reduce 3rd party repository priority in apt

I'm using Debian Testing together with the Deb Multimedia (previously Debian Multimedia) repository for testing. I want to reduce the priority of the deb-multimedia packages so it only installs ...
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Debian: I want to install "libasound2" and "libasound2-plugins" from "wheezy" while being on "squeeze"

UPDATE: I am putting a bounty on this question, in modified form: How can I make APT Pinning run as expected? Or where must I read more (save from the official Wiki and errata/additions in it) so ...
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Google Chrome sometimes loses its pinned tabs?

In some occasions; for instance, when I don't leave the browser open long enough and close it again; then upon reopening the browser lost all my pinned tabs. Does anyone know why this happens and what ...
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Open file with a batch file pinned to the taskbar

How do you get a file opened by a batch file pinned to the taskbar? In XP you could just drag your batch file onto the quicklaunch section of the taskbar, then any file you drop on that icon would be ...
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Is it possible to create new category of pinned items for a taskbar shortcut like explorer?

When you right click Explorer on the taskbar a list of pinned with 2 categories is shown: Pinned and Most recently used. (I actually disabled the last one) I was wondering if this is strictly build ...
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Open Chrome with only the pinned tabs

Previously, when you have some pinned tabs, Chrome opens only those on startup. But when I launch Chrome, the pinned tabs and my regular home page tab is opened. How do I set up Chrome so that only ...
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Why doesn't it appear to be possible to have multiple pinned taskbar buttons for multiple Chrome profiles?

I have two Chrome profiles set up using the --user-data-dir=<path> argument and I want to create two separate pinned task bar buttons for these two profiles (this is obviously on Windows 7). ...
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Why do pinned items show up twice in the Windows 7 start menu?

My start menu has two entries for Firefox. I pinned Firefox to the start menu. One shortcut is from the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder, and the other from C:\Users\\...
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Can you change the icon of a pinned IE 9 web application? And how do you do it?

In IE 9 you have the ability to click and drag an open browser tab to the Windows 7 taskbar and pin the shortcut to the taskbar. This has the effect of creating a pseudo-application experience where ...
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Why latest emacs version don't support Windows 7 taskbar?

I have downloaded latest emacs for Windows here, but starting it on Windows 7 shows a taskbar icon that ignores right-click and so can't be pinned I have searched Google and found a lot of bug reports ...
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