How to pin any website to the Start menu

website start menu

These days a lot of our digital life happens on our web browsers. As a result, we really need to get organize and put things in the right place. Being organization in this context will cause you to place your favorite websites on a strategic place. No other place would prompt an easy and quicker access than the Windows Start menu or Taskbar.

Moreover, we can add our favorite websites on our Start menu and have an easy and quicker launch every time. Windows 10 includes a lot of interesting tools and shortcuts and this is one of the lots. Nonetheless, accessing your favorite websites on the Start menu and Taskbar will give you a nice treat. Causing you more or less the same approach of having your web pages being access as your regular programs.

This is an interesting feat and it’s also easy overall for anyone to implement. Notwithstanding, this tutorial will show you the ways you can use your various browsers to achieve this.

Hint: Ensure you are using the recent version of your web browser to carry out this tutorial.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge

First of all, Microsoft Edge browser will make it super easy for you to pin a website to the Start menu. This you can achieve with few clicks. The following steps will get it done for you using Microsoft Edge:

  1. Open the web page you would want to pin to the Start menu
  2. Locate and click on the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the browser’s window panel.
  3. On the open settings menu, locate and click Pin to Start.
  4. Open your Start menu. You should have your website pinned in the right side of Windows Live Tile menu, like a program.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Chrome is another web browser that makes it easy to add websites to your Taskbar. Follow these steps to get it done:

  1. Launch your Chrome browser and navigate to the website you want to pin.
  2. Click the three-horizontal Settings menu button located at the upper-right corner of your browser window.
  3. Select More tools and click on Add to taskbar.
  4. Give your shortcut a name and choose whether the webpage should open in a new window or as a tab.
  5. Click add.


Unfortunately, Firefox unlike Chrome or Microsoft Edge doesn’t have an integrated way to pin shortcuts to the taskbar. Anyways, there’s still a way to achieve this using a shortcut. To get your website shortcut in Firefox:

  1. Create a new shortcut by searching for Firefox in the Windows Start search box.
  2. On your gotten result. Right-click on Firefox and click Open file location.
  3. Copy and paste the new Firefox shortcut on your desktop or simply just click and drag it to the desktop.
  4. On your desktop, Rick-click on the new shortcut and select Properties.
  5. In the Target field, add “-url” followed by the website you want the pinned link to navigate to. Example: “C:\program\filesMozillaFirefox.exe-urlhttps://www.techablaze.com”
  6. Click OK. Thereafter, right-click the shortcut and select Pin to taskbar.

Final words on ways to pin websites to the Start menu

This step by step guide will create for you the easy ways to pin your favorite websites to the Start menu. Hence, giving you a quick access to your favorite websites. While ensuring that you don’t have to open first your browser, typing a web address or going through bookmarks.

However, some browsers already provide inbuilt tools to pin a websites to Windows 10 Start menu or Taskbar. Though, browsers like Firefox don’t have such functionality. Still, this guide has provided a simplified way to pin a website to the Start menu using Firefox. Therefore, if any of the steps is properly implemented, you would have your favorite websites pinned to Windows Start menu.

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