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Pin a program to the Start menu

You can pin program shortcuts to the top of the Start menu so that you can open those programs quickly and conveniently.

Watch this video to learn how to pin a program to the Start menu (1:16)

To pin a program to the Start menu

  • Click Start, find the program, right-click it, and then click Pin to Start Menu.

    The program's icon appears at the top of the Start menu.

Tip

  • You can also pin a program to the Start menu by clicking Start, finding the program, and then dragging it to the top left section of the Start menu.

You can also pin programs to the taskbar. You might decide to pin frequently-used programs to the taskbar, and occasionally-used programs to the Start menu. For more information, see Pin a program to the taskbar.

Note

  • Jump Lists contain recently-opened items and appear on the Start menu next to pinned and recently-used programs. You can pin items to Jump Lists. For more information, see Using Jump Lists to open programs and items.