How to Pin Eclipse to Windows Taskbar : Easy Way

Microsoft Windows taskbar in Windows 7 and later version of Windows offers great flexibility in running applications directly via taskbar shortcuts similar to like that of dock functions. You just need to drag and drop your favorite applications icons on your Windows taskbar so as to access them with simple one click. It is designed to work for all the applications but some of the users using Eclipse have found reporting issue while trying to pin eclipse to Windows taskbar therefore if you too are among those you don’t need to worry anymore because here below I have provided a simple work around after which you will be easily able to pin eclipse to Windows taskbar without any issues. So just try to follow the below steps of how to pin eclipse to Windows taskbar. The below given methods works beautifully for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 users.

How to Pin Eclipse to Windows Taskbar : Step by Step Guide

Well in order to pin Eclipse shortcut to Windows taskbar you need to go through a series of steps that I have mentioned below so just go through them and you will be all done.

    • First you need to search your Eclipse Executable file i.e Eclipse.exe
  • Just Right click on the Eclipse.exe and select “Create Shortcut” to create a shortcut for Eclipse.exe
    • Now you will see that this shortcut will be created with name as “eclipse – Shortcut” and you need to rename it to “eclipse” only.
  • Now Right click on the shortcut and select Properties. In the Target field just add the following command line :

-vm “C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_56\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll”

Note – Remember to change jdk1.7.0_56 to the version that is installed on your system.

  • Now you need to Edit System Environment Variables (If you don’t know how to edit them just Visit here) and Here you need to add your JDK’s bin path to the PATH environment variable i.e C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_56\bin

Note – Remember to change jdk1.7.0_56 to the version that is installed on your system.

  • Launch Eclipse via the Shortcut and once eclipse passes all the loading stuff just right click on the Eclipse icon in the taskbar and select “Pin this program to taskbar”

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