Help with Drag and Drop Issue on Windows 11


Jaina

New member
Local time
12:01 AM
Posts
6
OS
Windows 11 Home; Version 22H2; OS Build 22621.3007
Hello, everyone:

I'm running Windows 11 on an older HP laptop. Not that old! Anyway, I downloaded StartAllBack b/c I want to be able to drag and drop easily onto my taskbar. I really like this little app, but I can't figure out how the drag and drop works. When I try to drag something to the taskbar, a shortcut, for example, nothing happens - I see a small circle with a line through it that seems to mean I can't do that. I'm sure there's an easy solution, but it remains elusive. Help! TIA.

Jaina
 
Windows Build/Version
Version 22H2 - OS build: 22621.3593

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home; Version 22H2; OS Build 22621.3007
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15-dy2xx
I also see that the version of Windows that I got from pressing Win plus R is different from the version the Forum says. Not sure what that's about. Let me know if you need any further information.

-J
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home; Version 22H2; OS Build 22621.3007
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15-dy2xx
You can, but not everything of course. You can pin exe files, shortcuts to exe files, but you can't pin things like text file or image file. You can also drag folders to taskbar, and "pin" them, but they'll be pinned to explorer quick access, not to taskbar.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (WinMac mod)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Probook G9 450
    CPU
    i7-1255U
    Memory
    32 GB (DDR4, 3200 MHz)
    Other Info
    I loved modding and customizing operating systems since very young age, gaining experience from all important systems, including Windows, Ubuntu, MacOS and Android, which led to creation of Windows 11 mod called WinMac. Seamlessly blending the elegance of macOS with the versatility of Windows, my customized interface elevates user experience through meticulously crafted modifications and UI enhancements.

    With WinMac, every interaction with Windows 11 environment is imbued with a touch of sophistication, where the boundaries between the Windows and Mac universes blur, offering a sublime computing experience that transcends conventional limitations.
Hello, everyone:

I'm running Windows 11 on an older HP laptop. Not that old! Anyway, I downloaded StartAllBack b/c I want to be able to drag and drop easily onto my taskbar. I really like this little app, but I can't figure out how the drag and drop works. When I try to drag something to the taskbar, a shortcut, for example, nothing happens - I see a small circle with a line through it that seems to mean I can't do that. I'm sure there's an easy solution, but it remains elusive. Help! TIA.

Jaina
What exactly are you trying to drag and drop? (Extension type)


You can, but not everything of course. You can pin exe files, shortcuts to exe files, but you can't pin things like text file or image file. You can also drag folders to taskbar, and "pin" them, but they'll be pinned to explorer quick access, not to taskbar.
You can pin multiple folders individually if you create a .bat to launch each, set to run minimized, make a shortcut to the .bat and pin that to your taskbar.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
Thanks for the info. Good to know...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home; Version 22H2; OS Build 22621.3007
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15-dy2xx
If you use the the old quick launch similation trick there is no need for StartAllBack or bat files.
Note: this is the way I did mine. You can locate your folder where ever you want and name it what you want. I made this note so I would know in the future where I put mine. I just copied and pasted my note here. The key in being able to pin a shortcut is the way you make a shortcut ie:step 2

1. Browse to C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
(NOTE: you have to have "show hidden files" enabled in folder options to see this folder.)
Within this folder create a sub-folder and name it QuickLaunch or whatever you want.

2. Make a shortcut to this new QuickLaunch folder on your desktop but add
C:\windows\explorer.exe in front of it like this:
C:\Windows\explorer.exe C:\Users\glass\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.

3. Assign this shortcut an icon. (Right click on desktop shortcut-properties-change icon-select an icon-apply-OK)

4. Pin the shortcut to taskbar

You can't drag and drop to the taskbar, but you can drag & shortcuts onto this desktop shortcut icon and it will reflect in the pinned taskbar icon.
You can also use this desktop shortcut icon to create files/ folders, anything you normally do and it will be one click away when clicking the icon on the taskbar.

If you want to go crazy, you can create multiple folders inside the parent folder in step 1, follow the same procedure, and have multiple things pinned to the taskbar.
I rarely go to my desktop or start menu as everything is organized in a manner that I can quickly access it from my "fake quicklaunch" icon on the taskbar.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Thanks for the info - this is pretty much what I ended up doing. Much appreciated!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home; Version 22H2; OS Build 22621.3007
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15-dy2xx

Latest Support Threads

Back
Top Bottom