How to Create a Taskbar Shortcut for Gmail the Right Way

By | June 22, 2021
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How to Create a Taskbar Shortcut for Gmail the Right Way

Making a shortcut to Gmail isn’t as easy as you might think – that is if you want it to look and work the way it should.

We have recently had several readers who were wrestling with creating a taskbar shortcut to Gmail that works the way it should. So, today, we’re going to show you the right way to create a shortcut to Gmail on your taskbar.

The right way to create a taskbar shortcut for Gmail.

Open Gmail in the Google Chrome browser. While your Gmail page is open, click the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the browser –> hover over More Tools –> click Create Shortcut. 

Cloudeight Windows 10 tips - Gmail Shortcut
Tick the box next to ‘Open as window’ This makes Gmail open separately from any other browser tabs or in any open browsers.

Cloudeight Windows 10 tips - Gmail Shortcut

Gmail should open immediately. Now look in your taskbar and right-click on the Gmail icon and then click ‘Pin to Taskbar’.

Cloudeight Windows 10 tips - Gmail Shortcut

This creates a taskbar shortcut with the Gmail icon.

You can drag the icon around on your taskbar to place it exactly where you want it.

BONUS TIP: 

You can use the same method to create a shortcut to Google Calendar, Google Drive, etc.

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