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    Pinning Character Map to the Start Menu

    I like the old Windows Character Map, and I can open it by searching for it. When it's open I can pin it to the Taskbar, but I can't figure out how to pin it to the Start Menu. I want it there so I don't have to search for it every time I need a character with an accent, and I don't need it taking up space on my Taskbar.

    Who can tell me how to pin it to the Start menu?
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    When Windows Character Map appears in the search box, right click on it and you will get an option to pin to start. It will appear as a tile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Sander View Post
    I like the old Windows Character Map, and I can open it by searching for it. When it's open I can pin it to the Taskbar, but I can't figure out how to pin it to the Start Menu. I want it there so I don't have to search for it every time I need a character with an accent, and I don't need it taking up space on my Taskbar.

    Who can tell me how to pin it to the Start menu?
    I played a bit and got it pinned to the Start menu. I typed Windows Character Map in the Search box, waited a few seconds and a list came up. I right-click the one marked Desktop and got Pin to Start. After doing than I then got the choice to Unpin from Start.
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    I should add, those items I pin to Start end up at the bottom of the list of Tiles so I drag them to the very top of the list, just above Life at a glance and makes them immediately visible when clicking Start but could be positioned where best suited.

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    It worked for me! I suppose I should have thought of this method myself, but I didn't. Windows Secrets scores again!
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