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Pin a website to the Windows 10 taskbar or the start menu



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Fast access to frequently used or hard to remember websites can save you time and frustration. Whether you use Chrome, Firefox or Edge, you can add a shortcut to any site on your Windows 1

0 taskbar or Start menu.

Google Chrome

Navigate to the website that you want to pin. Click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner of Chrome, move your mouse over & # 39; More tools & # 39; s & # 39; and click & # 39; Create Shortcut & # 39 ;.

  Create a shortcut in Chrome

In the pop-up menu, change the name of the shortcut if desired, and click & # 39; Create & # 39 ;. This automatically creates an icon on your Windows desktop.

By default, Chrome opens the web page as a tab in a normal Chrome browser window. You can check the "Open as a window" option to have Chrome open the page in its own window with its own taskbar icon when you click the shortcut.

 Create a shortcut in Chrome

On the right side of your desktop – click the shortcut and click & # 39; Pin to start & # 39; or & # 39; Pin to taskbar & # 39 ;. You can now delete the shortcut on your desktop.

If you set the website to open as a window, it is immediately opened as a separate window. You can then right-click the shortcut on your taskbar and & # 39; Pin to taskbar & # 39; without using the desktop shortcut.

 Pin Chrome page stuck to start or taskbar

Firefox

Create a shortcut to Firefox on your desktop. You can do this by typing "Firefox" in your Start menu, right-clicking on the icon and clicking on "Open file location".

 Open Firefox file location

In the new Explorer window right-click Firefox and click on "Create Shortcut". A prompt appears with the text: "Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?" Click "Yes."

 Create a Firefox browser shortcut

Right-click the new Firefox icon on your desktop and click "Properties". In the "Target" field, enter the full URL of the website that you want to pin after the quotation mark. Here is an example of what the "Target" field should look like:

"C: Program Files (x86) Mozilla Firefox firefox.exe" https://www.howtogeek.com [19659019] Click on "OK".

 Direct Firefox shortcut to specific website

Right-click the shortcut from your desktop and click "Pin to Start" or "Pin to Taskbar". You can now remove the shortcut on your desktop.

The new Edge

The new Chromium-based Edge browser from Microsoft works in the same way as Google Chrome. To attach a website to a taskbar, simply open the "Settings and more" menu (Alt + F, or click on the three horizontal dots at the top right of your browser). Move your mouse over & # 39; More tools & # 39; and click on & # 39; Pin to Taskbar & # 39 ;.

 Pin to Taskbar in Edge (New)

In addition, the new Edge has a handy new feature called & # 39; Launch Taskbar Pinning Wizard, & # 39; which you can see below & # 39; Pin to Taskbar & # 39; Click on it and Edge will guide you through a short menu that allows you to pin the most popular websites and Microsoft web apps to your taskbar.

Classic Edge

You can pin pages to the taskbar or Start menu in the original version of Microsoft Edge that came with Windows 10.

Navigate to the website that you want to lock on your taskbar. Click the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of Edge and click & # 39; Pin this page to the taskbar & # 39 ;. You can now delete the shortcut on your desktop.

 Pin this page to the taskbar in Edge

Navigate to the website that you want to pin in the Start menu. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of Edge, move your mouse over & # 39; More tools & # 39; s & # 39; and click & # 39; Pin this page to start & # 39 ;. You can now delete the shortcut on your desktop.

 Pin this page to start in Edge


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