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Windows 10 Tip: Pin Websites to Start menu from Chrome

One of the neat features in Windows 10 is the ability to pin links to websites to the Start menu from Microsoft Edge. This is something that the company built into its new operating system, unfortunately, Edge is still a work in progress. It’s fast with cool features, but until it gets extension support,  a lot of us are still using Google Chrome.

The good news is you can still pin a site to Start or taskbar using Chrome. Here’s how it’s done.

For more on using the built-in feature, read our article on how to pin websites from Edge to the Start menu in Windows 10.

Pin Websites to Windows 10 Taskbar or Start from Chrome

Make sure you have the most updated version of Chrome. Launch it, and then head to the website you want to pin. Then click the Settings menu located at the upper-right corner of the browser and select More tools > Add to taskbar.

Chome Settings

Give the shortcut a name and choose whether you want it to open it as a new window instead of a tab or not and click Add.

name and add to Taskbar

That won’t directly kick it to the taskbar, but open the Start menu and you’ll see it under Recently added. Right-click on it and then select to add it to Start or the Taskbar.

Windows 10 Start menu

Another interesting thing to point out about this is that some sites are set up to give you a live tile and provide updated information. In the example below, ESPN and CNN provide a live tile that you can resize. Whether or not you get this feature is up to the site’s developer.

And then to make things more organized by creating live tile groups in the Start menu. That makes the Start menu feel alive and more responsive than the static menu in Windows 7.

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4 Responses to Windows 10 Tip: Pin Websites to Start menu from Chrome

  1. Ziggy November 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

    Since the taskbar can get pretty crowded, here’s another trick to get Microsoft Edge to your favourite url…

    On the desktop create a new shortcut and paste in the following:

    %windir%explorer.exe microsoft-edge:http://www.groovypost.com/

    Note that after the colon that the url address is typed there.

    The shortcut can then be renamed as you like. In the example above, it points to groovypost!

  2. elben November 9, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    Here is a trick to pin websites to the start screen without using a browser.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-U5ubAMuCQ

  3. PK Peck June 9, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    There is no longer an “add to taskbar” option in Chrome. Is it possible that Microsoft can control browsers, so that you only can use Edge to do this?

    • CodyRoy September 30, 2016 at 8:32 am #

      Save to desktop works

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