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WP7 Tips: How to Pin an Application to the Start Screen?

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Pinning an Application to the Start Screen

Today in this blog post, I am going to start up few Windows Phone 7 tips which will be handy for you if you are a beginner and just started exploring your device.

In this first tips & tricks, I will show you how to pin an application from your application list to the start screen of your Windows Phone 7 device. As I mentioned, this post is absolutely for the beginners.

How to Pin an Application to the Start Screen?

In your Windows Phone 7 device, you will see two screens named “Start Page” and “Application List”. When you start your device or press the Start button, the “Start Page” loads into the screen. When you press the right arrow available at the top right corner of the screen or add a gesture from right to left, it navigates to the “Application List”.

You may see a number of applications listed in your Application List. If you want few of them to pin in your Start Page for easy access, just follow the below steps:

First of all, navigate to the application list by using the right arrow placed at the top corner of the screen or slide the screen from right to left using the gesture. Then tap the application that you want to pin in your Start Page. Hold it for a few seconds as shown below:

Windows Phone 7 Application List

Now, this will bring up a context menu in the screen where you can find a menu item called “pin to start”. Click the menu item to continue.

Click Pin to Start to pin the Application to the Start Page

Now you will notice that the application will appear in the Start page as shown in the below screen shot:

Application pinned to the Windows Phone 7 Start Page

Follow the same steps for all the applications that you want to pin to the Start Screen. This is a manual process and you have to do for each application.

Hope this small tip note was useful for you to understand the pinning process of applications in the Start Screen of the Windows Phone 7 device. Stay tuned for few more Windows Phone 7 tips which are going to come up in my blog. Thanks for your visit.

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