There’s a lot you can do with Steam when it comes to video games, but not everyone knows it’s possible to pin games to the taskbar or other places. In this article, we will show you how to pin Steam games to taskbar or desktop in Windows 11/10.
Pin Steam games to taskbar
Now, before we go any further, we need to make sure you understand that Steam Shortcuts work a bit differently than others. In truth, these are internet links more than anything else, so now that we understand what we’re dealing with, it’s time to move on.
OK, so if you want to add Steam games to your taskbar, you must follow the methods below properly.
1]How to pin games in Steam client
The first thing you need to know here is how to pin games in the Steam client. This allows the user to quickly find games very easily. If you have a ton of games, we suggest pinning only the ones you currently play.
To pin a game, launch the Steam client, and from there, make 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; it’s normal. All games marked as favorites will be found in this category.
2]How to pin games to the Windows desktop
If you wish, 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 will save you time because you won’t have to load the client first.
OK, so to make this work, go to the Library section of Steam, right-click on the favorite game, then select Manage > Add Desktop Shortcut.
3]How to Pin Steam Games to Windows Taskbar
Now on to the good stuff where we explain how to pin games to the taskbar. This cannot be done completely from Steam, so keep that in mind.
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First you need to launch the Steam client and then access the library. Right-click the game you want to pin, then select Manage > Browse Local Files.
This should immediately open File Explorer where the games installation files are located. Find the application with the .EXE extension, right-click it and select Pin to taskbar or Pin to Startup.
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