W11 It is not possible to drag icons to the taskbar

DMD

New member
Local time
2:25 PM
Posts
14
OS
Utopia@1961
Good morning.
I can't drag the icons into the taskbar, I'm not allowed in W11.
Is there a few tweaks?
Thank you very much
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Utopia@1961

glasskuter

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
7:25 AM
Posts
647
Location
The Lone Star State of Texas
OS
Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.438
By default, you cannot drag and drop apps, files, or folders onto the Windows 11 taskbar to make quick shortcuts anymore. You can still right click on apps and choose to pin to taskbar. Also, you can no longer drag and drop files to an app shortcut on the taskbar. MS has said this feature will be brought back in a future update. There are 3rd party apps that accomplish this but since I am unfamiliar with them myself, I'll let others suggest the best one.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.438
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900
    Memory
    32 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    standard
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

GCG1000

Member
Local time
8:25 AM
Posts
17
OS
Windows 11 Home

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A-540 Idea Center AMD Ryzen
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 3200GE with Radeon Vega Graphics
    Motherboard
    3703, LENOVO
    Memory
    8.00 GB (5.95 GB available)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 8 Graphics (2.00 GB)
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device, Realtek High Definition Audio, DFX Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lenovo 24-Inch LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7, 238 GB (256,052,966,400 byte)
    Case
    std
    Cooling
    Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless / Bluetooth
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless / Bluetooth
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Pro / Windows Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 15tegooo [HP Pavilion Laptop Intel I-7]
    CPU
    Intel I-7-1165G7
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP HD micro edge, Bright View, 250 nits
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x768
    Hard Drives
    256 GB DD4-3200 SDRAM
    Case
    Std HP Laptop
    Cooling
    Fan
    Keyboard
    std
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security

DMD

New member
Thread Starter
Local time
2:25 PM
Posts
14
OS
Utopia@1961
Thank you very much.
It seems to me that there is still to wait for the stability of W11.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Utopia@1961

Bree

Well-known member
Pro User
VIP
Local time
1:25 PM
Posts
1,577
Location
S/E England, UK
OS
Windows 11 Home
Nice tool, fixes the only real gripe I have with W11. But MajorGeeks' link to the author's site points to an earlier version, better to go direct to GitHub to get the latest release.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

DMD

New member
Thread Starter
Local time
2:25 PM
Posts
14
OS
Utopia@1961
I launched the program but I don't understand what settings I have to drag. I always forbidden.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Utopia@1961

Bree

Well-known member
Pro User
VIP
Local time
1:25 PM
Posts
1,577
Location
S/E England, UK
OS
Windows 11 Home
I launched the program but I don't understand what settings I have to drag. I always forbidden.
When the program is running you can click on one or mores files to select them, then while holding down the mouse button drag them and hover over the icon of a running program on the taskbar. The program's windor wil be restored and brought ti the front so that you can drop the files into it.

The program detects if you're currently pressing the Left or the Right Mouse Button and determines which icon on the taskbar you hover the mouse pointer on. If the cursor stays in the same area for definied number of milliseconds - it simulates the Win+T hotkey and arrow keys in order to restore the intended window
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

DMD

New member
Thread Starter
Local time
2:25 PM
Posts
14
OS
Utopia@1961
I thank you for the info.
Unfortunately it seems so complicated to me for such a simple feature.
I look forward to upcoming updates, otherwise I remain at W10 millionth build.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Utopia@1961

Bree

Well-known member
Pro User
VIP
Local time
1:25 PM
Posts
1,577
Location
S/E England, UK
OS
Windows 11 Home
I thank you for the info.
Unfortunately it seems so complicated to me for such a simple feature.
Yes, it's a complicated workaround to restore such a simple feature that was in all previous versions of Windows. But it's very simple to use in practice. You just download the small .exe, put it in a folder somewhere, then run it. From then on you can just forget about it. It will run at startup and always be there to provide the missing drag-and-drop functionality.

You may have a long wait for MS to restore this functionality in W11. There are signs in the Insider Dev channel that they may do so, but as W11 gets just one Feature Update a year it may not appear for our release version of W11 until October 2022.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

Wisewiz

Speaks Ancient Geek
Power User
VIP
Local time
8:25 AM
Posts
809
Location
Ontario, Canada
OS
11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
it may not appear for our release version of W11 until October 2022.
I don't even want to think about how LONG that is in tech years.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired 600
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
    Computer type
    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
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 600 wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender

MontgomeryMinds

New member
Local time
8:25 AM
Posts
6
OS
w10
Here's a GIF demonstrating the problem for File Explorer app pin.

Note that instead of drag-and-drop, you can right click on the folder and "Pin to quick access" which also pin's to the File Explorer icon in the taskbar.


2022_01_22_222042_ShareX_fullscreen.gif
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    w10
Top Bottom