How to use Microsoft Edge to pin web pages to the Start Menu or the taskbar
In this day and age, people rely heavily on the internet to get things done. That means that many of us need and want shortcuts to our favorite websites. Besides bookmarks, another handy way of keeping the web pages that we visit most often as close as possible is to pin them to the Start Menu or the taskbar. If you use Microsoft Edge and you want to learn how to pin web pages using this browser, read on:
NOTE: This guide is written for Windows 10 with April 2018 Update. If your Windows 10 installation is older, you might not be able to do the actions we describe, or they may look different on your PC.
How to use Microsoft Edge to pin web pages to the Start Menu
Start Microsoft Edge on your Windows PC, and then visit the web page that you want to pin to the Start Menu. Once Microsoft Edge finishes loading the page, click or tap the "Settings and more" button. It looks like three dots and you can find it in the top-right side of the window. Alternatively, you can also simultaneously press the Alt + X keys on your keyboard.
Now Microsoft Edge opens its settings menu. In it, find the entry that says "Pin this page to Start" and press on it.
Microsoft Edge asks whether "[...] you want to pin this tile to Start?" Answer Yes if you do, or No if you have changed your mind.
That is it! The web page is now pinned to your Start Menu. The shortcut uses the icon of the website that you pinned.
How to use Microsoft Edge to pin web pages to the taskbar
Similarly, if you want to pin a web page to your taskbar, you must first open Microsoft Edge and visit that web page. Once the web page is fully loaded, click or tap the "Settings and more" button: the three dots icon from the top-right side of the window.
Alternatively, you can also simultaneously press the Alt + X keys on your keyboard.
In the Settings menu, click or tap the entry that says "Pin this page to the taskbar."
Microsoft Edge instantly pins the web page to your taskbar, without any other further confirmations required. The shortcut uses the icon of that website, so that you can easily identify it.
How to manage the web pages that you already pinned to your Start Menu or your taskbar
Now that you have pinned your favorite web pages to your Start Menu or your taskbar, you might also want to adjust them to fit your personal space.
If you want to move, resize or group the web pages that you pinned to your Start Menu, you can do it just like for any other pinned element (apps, shortcuts, folders, etc.). If you do not know how, read:
- How to move and group tiles and shortcuts on the Start Menu from Windows 10,
- How to resize Start Menu tiles and shortcuts in Windows 10
If you want some help personalizing the taskbar, we recommend you:
- 9 tips that help you use the Windows taskbar more productively
- The complete guide to personalizing the taskbar in Windows 10
What web pages did you pin to your Start Menu or taskbar?
We hope that our website was pinned too, because you consider it useful. Before closing this tutorial, share with us what other web pages have you pinned to the Start Menu or your taskbar? Which of these two locations do you prefer to use for this purpose? We, for instance, prefer to pin web pages to the Start Menu. Comment below and let's discuss.