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    Apps in Task bar versus Start Menu

    When installing new software apps one has the choice of showing an icon in the start menu and /or on the task bar. And ,of course, one can also have a link displayed on the desktop.
    What effect does it have on the operating system, memory and the speed of the computer, accessing that software one way or the other?
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    Nothing. It is just whatever suits your style and convenience.

    Joe

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    The only icons that can have an effect are the ones in the system tray as they may have software resident in memory associated with them. In most cases, you won't see a performance impact, but a few can.

    Jerry

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    I like having frequently used programs pinned to the Start menu.

    It helps keep the Desktop a little less cluttered, and I can start them with one click instead of a double-click.

    Personal preference.

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    Thanks for the quick replies Joe, Jerry and Jwoods.
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