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|alex|04 Oct 12|
|Guest||motivates not see that you can create shortcuts in the menu to tile windows 8 metro OblyTile keep using that is better than this.|
|Sergey |04 Oct 12|
|Comments: 432||I understand nothing from your comment except OblyTile|
|David|09 Oct 12|
|Guest||Great Work! A commadline option to pin link would be perfect for IT admins!!!|
|Gaurav|16 Nov 12|
|Guest||Yeah a cmd line option would be great for pinning to Start screen. Taskbar Pinner for Windows 7 has it.|
|sebas101|24 Nov 12|
|Guest||Still cannot pin Steam game (shortcut) to homescreen... i don't understand why because they are URL and you can pin URL shortcut :( can you add that feature soon ?! it would be amazing :d no need to go to desktop or steam to launch a game !|
|thanks|22 Dec 12|
|Guest||A dream come true. Windows 8 suddenly makes sense. Thank you.|
|nicklemarr|05 Jan 13|
|Guest||Does not work on any version of Windows 8 I try. I also tried the old version. Please update.|
|Sergey |05 Jan 13|
|Comments: 432||it works properly here|
Can you share more details?
What is your OS language?
What you have tried to Pin? Please tell the full path of file.
Where you tried to Pin: Start screen or taskbar?
|slyrcc|17 Jan 13|
|Guest||Pin to 8 22.214.171.124 can not run in Win8 OS<Chinese (Simplified)>,but 126.96.36.199 run normal|
|Sudhir Dudeja|20 Jan 13|
|Guest||it doesn't work i tried to pin computer on my task bar but it crash|
|Mvd|24 Jan 13|
|Guest||Hello, what is the commandline for this tool? Is there an option to run this every logon without having duplicate items?|
Thx for the good work!
|Sergey |24 Jan 13|
|Comments: 432||There is no command line for this tool.|
The command line was "dumbed down" while it grows up from "taskbar pinner" to currect implementation
|Jeff Alessi|07 Feb 13|
|Guest||Is it possible to add "windows\fonts" fonts folder to the taskbar in Windows 8?|
|No Excel support|07 Feb 13|
|Guest||I tried to pin a special excel file I use daily to the Taskbar, using a custom icon. It doesn't work. The Win 7 version of this worked flawlessly, until you added a routine that checks to see if it is being used on 7 or 8. Losers.|
|Sergey |16 Feb 13|
|Comments: 432||Pfff, they have exactly they same source base under the hood.|
Look for the troubles at your side.
|sss|24 Feb 13|
|Guest||win8 language polish pin don;t work well|
|Tom|02 Mar 13|
|Guest||Windows 8 with german language. I try to pin a program from my nas with unc path. The result is a shortcut to my local temp folder. Then I tried with a local program, but with the same result. All pinned shortcuts go to my temp folder. And yes, I use the last version for win8.|
Thx for your help
|Sergey |05 Mar 13|
|Comments: 432||Hello Tom|
I very sorry about this issue.
I will try to resolve it as soon as I reproduce the bug.
|r0k|19 Mar 13|
|Guest||Hi. It would be nice to have an option to change display name of the pinned items. Some applications insist on having generic executable names like "launcher.exe" so being able to change the name of the Start Screen shortcut would be nice.|
For anyone willing to so this as long as a direct rename option has not been included : once you added your shortcut you can right click it and you'll have an option to "open the file location", from there you can simply rename the file the old way. It works great for normal files, didn't test for special folders or libraries.
|Jojo|03 Apr 13|
|Guest||I have the same problem with my German Windows 8 version.|
All Icons link to my C:\Temp folder where i find files like "Run....exe" or "All Tasks.exe". The filesize is always 0.
I should mention though, that i set my temp path variable to "c:\temp".
|Tom|05 Apr 13|
|Guest||Hi Jojo, I'm sure that the temp variable isn't the fault. I did the same like you. But I switched it back to the default folder with no success. Always the same issues. I've a win7 + 8 pc with the same problems. The only solution is to copy the real path to the .exe file and edit the wrong link in the taskbar (shift+right mouse button). You can copy the path during the search dialog from pinto8. Quick and dirty but it works.|
|Ragnar|06 Apr 13|
|Guest||Thank you Sergey! It's working great for me. Microsoft should hire you since apparently they aren't smart enough to figure this out for themselves.|
|Tom|16 Apr 13|
|Guest||OK, my last post was a mistake. Now I had a little bit time to check the conditions more exactly. The Pinto8 and also Taskbarpinner works only correct if the user temp variable set to "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp". All other variations are going wrong. The system temp variable is no matter.|
|Raven|27 Apr 13|
|Guest||I have to say thank you very much for this simple portable program|
that I was hoping for to just Pin a folder to the Taskbar. Thank you
again and thanks for creating it
|joe|08 Jun 13|
|Guest||this will not differentiate shortcuts with command line parameters. For example... you can run puttytray.exe alone, or with the parameters '-file myserver' .... the corresponding shortcuts run fine, but pinto8 parses the command only and not the parameters, so wherease the shortcuts would automatically connect to a given server (different behaviors) pinto8 says 'already pinned!' if I try and pin different shortcuts (which each have different behaviors) because pinto8 doesn't seem to care about the parameters to a command|
|steelew|08 Jun 13|
|Guest||I pinned then unpinned a folder to the taskbar and now it says it is already pinned when I try to re-pin it back how do I undo the pinning.|
|Joco1114|11 Jul 13|
|Guest||Is it possible to pin a program and set admin rights for it?|
(I mean make a shortcut which is run the program with admin rights.)
|Sergey |11 Jul 13|
|Comments: 432||Use it is possible.|
Create that shortcut with the "Elevated shortcut" app or use any other way you like to create that shortcut.
After that, in Pin to 8, click the "File" button, select the SHORTCUT you just created. That's all.
|Joco1114|12 Jul 13|
|Guest||Ah, easy as a pie! |
It would be nice with 1 step from CMD line, but it works!
|barbera|31 Jul 13|
|Guest||how to pin recycle bin to taskbar? :(|
|Joco1114|08 Aug 13|
|Guest||Pin Special Item, choose Recycle Bin.|
|mike a|14 Aug 13|
|Guest||Why don't you guys make this an APP? It would be nice to start your program from a APP tile|
|Anonymous|19 Aug 13|
|Guest||I cannot pin Hardware and Sound/Change Audio Device/Soundcard or what the name is. :´-(|
|DEMON|25 Aug 13|
|Guest||Why create file from user\AppData\Local\temp\filename.exe ???|
|MRP|26 Aug 13|
|Guest||Fail in Windows 8.1 Preview|
|tester|29 Aug 13|
|Guest||When I pin an app to start screen using this app, it shows the ugly 8.3 filename as the name of the tile.|
It even does it if I place a shortcut to the executable called with a human-readable name, i.e.
target file: totalcmd.exe
if I use pinto8, tile name will read: TOTALCMD
if I create a shortcut to TOTALCMD.EXE and call it "Total COmmander", and for some reason add it to the start screen using Pinto8 instead of the usual way ("Pin to Start" in context menu), the tile name still reads "TOTALCMD".
No way to rename the tile, so I guess naming should be implemented in Pinto8 during tile creation stage.
|Joco1114|01 Sep 13|
|Guest||Not working on RTM for me.|
|Anonymous|01 Sep 13|
|Guest||Doesn't work with Windows 8.1 RTM. It will add items to the taskbar but fail to add to the start screen.|
|Anonymous|11 Sep 13|
|Guest||Please add the ability to add the Control Panel - Sound applet to the taskbar. The one thing I wanted it for is unfortunately missing.|
|ron|14 Sep 13|
|Guest||works great, thank you|
|sarah|06 Nov 13|
|Guest||Cant pin anything to start screen with 8.1. This make me sad. Can you fix this?|
|Sergey |07 Nov 13|
|Comments: 432||You the checkox to unlock the NATIVE COMMAND in EXPLORER CONTEXT MENU|
|mt|08 Nov 13|
|Guest||with win 8.1 x64 does not give the option to pin to taskbar or start menu. Taskbar only.|
Great software, thanks
|Sergey |08 Nov 13|
|Comments: 432||oh really!|
what the surprise!
|labyrinth9|29 Nov 13|
|Guest||Same as mt. No option in x64 in 8.1|
|King|06 Dec 13|
|Guest||Okay, I get it now. Wow... I feel kind of dumb. This may be the problem that is arising with other users. In the video, unless I misunderstood it had a pop up menu to give you the choice to pin it either to the start screen or the task bar. Unless mine had a downloading error, it does not give me that option. It only pins to the task bar. I kept playing around with it and getting irritated with it but it would only pin to the task bar. I tried checking the option for the "Pin to start", nothing. I put it through troubleshooting and tried everything. No pop up. Then I right clicked a file, folder, ect. and realized there was one more option available that before... "Pin to start". Wait a minute, so I unchecked the box for the application to pin to start and tada! No pin to start option. So for everyone having problems, the app works as it should, but the option to not choose like in the video through me off. So you can "pin to start", but only through the file explorer.|
|hede|07 Dec 13|
It could be really nice with all this super apps from you guys, if they were made, so you had the option to choose the settings to be for all users....
Many of this apps could help a lot with making default settings in a terminal solution for all users, if this could be a choice.