Solved Pin Recycle bin to taskbar

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Anyone know a tweak to pin the recycle bin to the taskbar? The old win 10 one obviously no longer works
 

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I use an oldie but goodie little program called minibin 6.6 that still works great for me. Can still be downloaded if you google it.


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Create a new shortcut.

Enter
explorer "shell:RecycleBinFolder"
for the target
Name it "trash"

right click and pin it to the taskbar

If you want it to have the trash icon, you will have to change the icon manually or it will appear as a folder.

Here I added it with the link to the icon. All you have to do is put it somewhere, right click. and pin to taskbar

You can do this for a lot of explorer items including specific sections in settings. There is a tutorial for it. Search for shortcut in the tutorial threads
 

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Thanks, Geneo, but that method doesn't accomplish either of the two desired results: the icon has to have a right-click context menu that offers Empty Recycle Bin as its primary option, and the icon has to change from empty to full and back again as needed. I started another thread a while back on this same issue, and no one has come up with a workable solution yet.
Any known way to put a working RecBin on the taskbar?
 

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I use an oldie but goodie little program called minibin 6.6 that still works great for me. Can still be downloaded if you google it.
Works a treat! What a little find! Now to see whether the exe can be edited with Resource Hacker to put the Windows RecBin icons into it.

Thank you, Franco.
 

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Well, it WORKS! And I don't think you have to use Resource Hacker, either. Install it, run it, right-click icon, Configure, Change icons, click Full or Empty, find your RecBin icon (.ico) and double-click it. The do the otherr one, with the Use only Empty and Full option chosen.

It's hard to see the diff with the Windows 11 imageres.dll icons, so I may hunt for a new pair.
Rec Bin.jpgRecBinFull.jpg
 

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Well, it WORKS! And I don't think you have to use Resource Hacker, either. Install it, run it, right-click icon, Configure, Change icons, click Full or Empty, find your RecBin icon (.ico) and double-click it. The do the otherr one, with the Use only Empty and Full option chosen.

It's hard to see the diff with the Windows 11 imageres.dll icons, so I may hunt for a new pair.
View attachment 9635View attachment 9636
I think it's brill, Is there a way to make the icons bigger? maybe resource hacker
 

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I use an oldie but goodie little program called minibin 6.6 that still works great for me. Can still be downloaded if you google it.


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Thank you FrancoDT installed and working well. I have changed the icons and now trying to make them bigger. How did you configure your clocks date? mine just says 11/10/2021
 

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Okay, here's another go:

Empty.jpgFull.jpg

A little more visible diff.
 

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I have changed the icons and now trying to make them bigger.
I don't think that can be done in W11. Brink has already looked at the possibility of enlarging the system tray (now the Corner) icons, and found it's a nope, unless you enlarge everything: toolbar, pinned icons, and all.
 

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Thank you FrancoDT installed and working well. I have changed the icons and now trying to make them bigger. How did you configure your clocks date? mine just says 11/10/2021
you can change your date and time formats "Control Panel\Clock and Region\Region\Additional Settings"
and from registry i have something like this, you can play with codes

Code:
:: Control Panel - Clock and Region - Region - Additional Settings - Region Settings [TR]
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International\Geo" /v "Name" /t REG_SZ /d "TR" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International\Geo" /v "Nation" /t REG_SZ /d "235" /f

:: Control Panel - Clock and Region - Region - Additional Settings - Beta Language Support Unicode UTF-8 [ON]
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\CodePage" /v "ACP" /t REG_SZ /d "65001" /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\CodePage" /v "OEMCP" /t REG_SZ /d "65001" /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\CodePage" /v "MACCP" /t REG_SZ /d "65001" /f

:: Control Panel - Clock and Region - Region - Additional Settings - Numbers and Currency [CUSTOM]
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iDigits" /t REG_SZ /d "2" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iLZero" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iMeasure" /t REG_SZ /d "0" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iNegCurr" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iNegNumber" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iPaperSize" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iTLZero" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sDecimal" /t REG_SZ /d "," /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sNativeDigits" /t REG_SZ /d "0123456789" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sNegativeSign" /t REG_SZ /d "-" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sPositiveSign" /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "NumShape" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sThousand" /t REG_SZ /d "." /f

:: Control Panel - Clock and Region - Region - Additional Settings - Date and Time [CUSTOM]
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iCalendarType" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iDate" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iFirstDayOfWeek" /t REG_SZ /d "0" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iFirstWeekOfYear" /t REG_SZ /d "0" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iTime" /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "iTimePrefix" /t REG_SZ /d "0" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sDate" /t REG_SZ /d "." /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sList" /t REG_SZ /d ";" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sLongDate" /t REG_SZ /d "d MMMM yyyy dddd" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sMonDecimalSep" /t REG_SZ /d "," /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sMonGrouping" /t REG_SZ /d "3;0" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sMonThousandSep" /t REG_SZ /d "." /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sShortDate" /t REG_SZ /d "d.MM.yyyy" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sTime" /t REG_SZ /d ":" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sTimeFormat" /t REG_SZ /d "HH:mm:ss" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sShortTime" /t REG_SZ /d "HH:mm" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v "sYearMonth" /t REG_SZ /d "MMMM yyyy" /f

Here you go Feuer for the alternate trash icons:


Thanks FrancoDT, It looks very good on Dark Mode but in Light Mode i am looking for a different icon.
 

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Okay, here's another go:

View attachment 9638View attachment 9639

A little more visible diff.
Great icons, thanks for idea. How did you get your date to read Mon 11 Oct 21? mine just says 11/10/2021 If I could get mine like yours all my dislikes of win 11 would be cured (except folder view which I am happy to live with)
 

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No prob Rod The Hive, I've been using that little recycle program since I think Win 7. It doesn't get updated anymore but keeps working on new versions of Windows so I keep using it as it's been super convenient for my needs. The date can be changed under control panel clock and region, select region, additional settings, date tab and I use ddd, dd-MMM-yy for the short date in the task bar. You guys just made me aware the icons were more customizable then I ever thought.
 

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No prob Rod The Hive, I've been using that little recycle program since I think Win 7. It doesn't get updated anymore but keeps working on new versions of Windows so I keep using it as it's been super convenient for my needs. The date can be changed under control panel clock and region, select region, additional settings, date tab and I use ddd, dd-MMM-yy for the short date in the task bar. You guys just made me aware the icons were more customizable then I ever thought.
Thank you so much, all sorted. I didn't realise you could edit things from the drop down choices I thought they were fixed. It is now just how I want it. you're a star
 

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    32GB
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@The-Hive
Franco's spot on. I don't use punctuation, so just space, and ddd dd MMM yy. For both short and long date, to make sure it sticks.
 

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A third try that works for me. for now.

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    Lenovo
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    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
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    Realtek HD Audio
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    LG E2442
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    1920x1080
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    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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    Lenovo SFF
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    Microsoft Wired 600
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
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    Fast (for satellite!)
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    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
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    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
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    Lenovo
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    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
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    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
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    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
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    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
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    1920 x 1080
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    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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And I think this is my best yet:

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    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
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    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
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    Realtek HD Audio
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    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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    Lenovo SFF
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    Microsoft Wired 600
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
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    Fast (for satellite!)
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    Chrome
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    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
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    Microsoft 600 wired
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