Normally I just drag and drop anything I want on the task bar but I'm unsure why you wouldn't see them.. It might have something to do with your settings but just to help me further could you post a screenshot perhaps?
I can understand why you thought my post was confusing. At this time I cannot drag and drop nor can I go to the app and pin it. The App may show it as pinned as in the psr file but I unpinned it then pinned it with no results. The screen shot is done with FENCES program on. I found that as a work-around for the lack od a quick launch. I did get the Starter app (lighting bolt) to pin to the task bar when I first installed W7. There were some apps already on it (I believe) which I removed to put my choices on. Never could after that.
The Firefox entry actualy says "My taskbar Needs Help, correct?
Have you gone to the properties of Firefox?
Try creating a new shortut for Firefox by navigating to the dirctory rather than having to click 5 times toget the same task accomplished and then pin that to the Start Menu (if that's what you're looking to do).
I hope Kemical's suggestions help you out.
Could you explain what you mean by the "Quick Launch set"?
Sorry about the confusion. By "QUICK LAUNCH SET" I mean the lower left part of the taskbar (new to windows 7 is the larger icon set with a wider/taller bar) Of course the right side is the system tray and all there works fine. I just can't add to the quick launch part of the taskbar. Which is what I'm trying to find out if there is bug in Win7 Pro or if I have a setting wrong somewhere. The scan recommended by kemical had no effect and finished, closed the dos window - that was that, but no results.
"The Firefox entry actually says "My taskbar Needs Help, correct?", reghakr No.
Firefox has nothing to do with this issue. I have no trouble using any of my apps, the recording I made for your analysis was an attempt to pin FF to the Taskbar (as my right click indicates - not superbar) As in "Lock the taskbar". I am a little troubled about the confusion I caused.
Thanks for hanging in there. I checked out How to Enable or Disable Quick Launch Bar Toolbar in Windows 7 My Digital Life recommended by kemical, and I learned a lot. The old Vista quick launch bar apparently is "hidden" in W7. What I was trying to do was add icons the "superbar" thereby giving me the ability to launch apps from there. However after reading the above article I was able to accomplish exactly what I needed to do by using the Quick Launch Bar after a little tweaking and adding my apps there rather than the ones Windows does.
All is well, now that I have achieved the goal I set out to do. Thank you for being so patient with me. Especially, reghakr who asked me all the right questions. And, I believe was about to recommend that I do exactly what I did do in the end. I do not know about putting icons on the superbar however now I don't need to. (Nice cars too.)