Pinning Shortcuts to the Windows 7 Taskbar

I have been reading that you cannot pin a shortcut to the taskbar in windows 7. However, I can pin the Google Chrome shortcut to the taskbar with no problems. What is different about the Google Chrome shortcut that allows this to happen and can that be done to other shortcuts?
ogreholdingsAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Question - "I have been reading"

Where have you been reading?  It sounds like either the information you're reading is wrong or your misinterpreting it.
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Agreed.

Just drag the shortcut to the taskbar and the shortcut will be pinned under the default installed application to open the shortcut.

For example, if the shortcut is linked to a pdf file and it will be pinned to  the taskbar under Acrobat Reader (if Acrobat Reader is the default installed application to open pdf file).
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ogreholdingsAuthor Commented:
Two specific examples.

1) An application I created. When I create a shortcut to its executable, I am unable to drag that shortcut to the taskbar. When I try, I get the circle/slash cursor telling me I can't drop it there.

2) I use StarTeam and the StarTeam client apparently uses the Java runtime. When I execute the StarTeam client and while it is running, right click the taskbar icon and select pin to taskbar, what gets pinned is *NOT* usable and seems to be the Java runtime executable.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You said you were READING?  Where were you READING?

There are specific items that cannot be easily pinned... but MOST items can.  So please tell me where you're reading so I can clarify what you misunderstood.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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ogreholdingsAuthor Commented:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/pin-a-shortcut-to-the-taskbar/5ce8094e-d811-4cd6-9243-cbe4486f3462

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/68ed3447-7570-4245-b336-6bd0c69966d7

I will say that your article helped. I was able to get my program on the taskbar. It's on a network share so it takes a bit of work as you can't simply drag it there, but it can be done. Thanks for that.

I'll have to experiment with the Java issue to see if I can launch the client with suitable command line parameters.
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ogreholdingsAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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