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How to Group Taskbar Shortcuts in Windows 10 PC

Windows 10 has never been known for its customization, but it allows customization to a great degree. With proper software and a little bit of knowledge, you can customize Windows 10 to a certain level. On Techviral, we have already shared quite a few articles on Windows 10 customization.

Today, we are back again with another customization trick for Windows 10. This time we will know how to group your taskbar shortcuts. Grouping taskbar shortcuts not just look cool, but it also helps you save some space on the taskbar.

You can easily create a group in the taskbar named ‘Browser’ to store all your web-browser shortcuts. Similarly, you can create shortcut groups for utility tools, productivity tools, etc. So, let’s check out the detailed guide on grouping your taskbar shortcut in Windows 10.

Also Read: How to Fully Customize the Windows 10 Taskbar

Steps to Group Taskbar Shortcuts in Windows 10 PC

To group Taskbar shortcuts, we are going to use the tool known as ‘Taskbar Groups’. It’s available on Github for free, and it’s very lightweight. Let’s check out the guide.

Step 1. First of all, head to the Github link and download the Taskbar Groups.

Step 2. Once downloaded, extract the ZIP file to access the executable file.

extract the ZIP file

Step 3. Now double click on the ‘Taskbar Groups.exe’ file.

double click on the 'Taskbar Groups.exe' file

Step 4. Now you will see an interface like below. Here you need to click on the ‘Add taskbar group’ button.

click on the 'Add taskbar group' button

Step 5. On the next screen, type in the new group.

Step 6. Now click on the ‘Add group icon’ and assign an icon for the group. This icon will appear in the taskbar.

Step 7. Next, click on the ‘Add new shortcut’ and select the apps you are interested in adding to the group.

Set everything

Step 8. Once done, click on the ‘Save’ button.

click on the 'Save' button

Step 9. Now access the group you have just created in the Shortcuts folder of the App’s installation folder.

Access the Shortcuts folder

Step 10. Right-click on the shortcut and select ‘Pin to taskbar’

select 'Pin to taskbar'

Step 11. The taskbar shortcut groups will be pinned to the taskbar.

taskbar shortcut groups

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can use Taskbar shortcuts to organize the taskbar on Windows 10.

So, this article is all about how to group your Taskbar shortcuts in Windows 10. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

This post was written by Amarnath Chakraborty and was first posted to TechViral

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