How to Add a Printer to a Task Bar

By Stephen Lilley

The Windows 7 operating system allows you to "pin" a shortcut icon to your Windows task bar. This permanently places an icon for that particular shortcut on the task bar, allowing easy access to it. You can add an icon for your computer's printer to the task bar using this method. You must first create a shortcut icon for your printer using the Control Panel.

Step 1

Click "Start."

Step 2

Click "Devices and Printers."

Step 3

Right-click the icon for your printer. Click "Create Shortcut." A new shortcut icon for your printer appears in the same directory.

Step 4

Right-click the new shortcut icon for your printer.

Step 5

Click "Pin to Task Bar" to add that printer icon to your Windows task bar.

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