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The Way To Drag Files To The Taskbar To Open Them In Windows 7 Or 8

We have always dropped files directly on the quick launch buttons to quickly and easily open them in the application the shortcut pointed to, but now in Windows 7 or 8 it doesn’t let you do that by default. When you try and drag a file onto a taskbar button in Windows 7 or 8, you’ll be prompted to 'Pin to Application', instead of opening the file.

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If you now right-click the taskbar button, you’ll see that now the file has been pinned there.

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What needs to be done instead, is hold down the Shift key while dragging the file to the taskbar button, and it will change to 'Open with Application' instead.

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This is a simple tip that can seriously save you some computer time.

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