The taskbar is a place to access shortcuts to your favorite programs. You can use the taskbar to open programs with a single click, without having to go through the Start menu.

Adding Shortcuts to the Taskbar

1. Go to All Programs from the Start menu if you don't already have an icon of the application on your desktop. If you do have an existing icon, just drag the icon to the taskbar.

2. Right-click on the name of the program that you wish to pin to the taskbar. Choose Pin to Taskbar from the menu that pops up.

Removing Shortcuts from the Taskbar

To remove a shortcut from the taskbar, right click on the short cut, and select Unpin this program from taskbar.