There are many things you can do with Steam where video games are concerned, but not everyone knows it is possible to pin games to the taskbar or other places. In this article, we are going to show you how to pin Steam games to Taskbar or Desktop in Windows 11/10.
Pin Steam games to the Taskbar
Now, before we go any further, we must make sure you understand that Steam shortcuts work a little differently when compared to others. In truth, they are internet links than anything else, so now that we have an understanding of what we are dealing with, its time to move forward.
OK, so if you want to add Steam games to your taskbar, you must follow the methods below correctly.
1] How to pin games within the Steam client
The first thing you will need to know here is how to pin games within the Steam client. Doing this makes it super easy for the user to find games quickly. If you have a ton of games, we suggest pinning only the ones you’re currently playing.
In order to pin a game, launch the Steam client, and from there, be sure to select Library. A list of all your games should now be visible on the left. Right-click on the required video game, and then select Add to Favorites.
You should now see a new category at the top called Favorites; this is normal. All games marked as favorites will be found under that category.
2] How to pin games to the Windows desktop
If you want to, it is possible to add a Steam game as a shortcut directly to your Windows desktop. The game will open with steam as expected, but it saves you time from having to load the client first thing.
OK, so to get this job done, navigate to the Library section in Steam, right-click the preferred game, then select Manage > Add desktop shortcut.
3] How to pin Steam games to the Windows taskbar
Now, let’s get down to the good stuff where we explain how to pin games to the taskbar. This cannot be done from within Steam completely, so keep that in mind.
First, you must launch the Steam client, then navigate to the Library. Right-click on the game you want to pin, then select Manage > Browse local files.
Right away this should open the File Explorer where the games installation files are located. Look for the application with the .EXE extension, right-click on it and select Pin to taskbar or Pin to Start.
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