When I right-click on a game on my Steam Library, I have the option to add a shortcut to my desktop.

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However, I can NOT put that shortcut in my Windows 7 task bar with other programs and games.

Can someone explain how to pin Steam games to Windows 7 task bar ?

Also, it might be useful for others to explain the solution for Windows 10.


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The simplest method would be to run the game, then right click on its icon in the taskbar and pick "Pin this program to taskbar".

If the game is full-screen by default, you should be able to minimise it by holding alt and pressing tab until you reach your desktop.

Pinning a steam game to task bar

I believe every version of Windows that allows taskbar pinning should work using this method.

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