Over the past two years, Microsoft Edge browser has seen some big and numerous small features and improvements.
Edge browser always allowed users to pin websites to the Start menu for quick and easy access. Popular browser Google Chrome also supports pinning websites to the Start and taskbar in Windows 10.
With Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 build 16225, Microsoft Edge browser gets the ability to pin websites to the taskbar. In short, in addition to the Start menu, you can now pin your favorite websites to the taskbar as well.
The ability to pin websites to the taskbar is a useful feature as it not only allows you quickly open your favorite websites/webpages but also saves a couple of seconds in launching a web browser, typing the URL, and hitting the Enter key to open the website/webpage.
Website shortcuts pinned to the taskbar will be opened in the same browser which you used to pin the shortcut to taskbar irrespective of the status of the default web browser. For instance, if you have added a website shortcut to the taskbar using Edge, the website will be opened in the Edge browser only, even if you have set Internet Explorer or Google Chrome as the default web browser.
In this guide, we will see how to pin your favorite websites/webpages to Windows 10 taskbar using Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers.
NOTE: We suggest you pin only websites that you visit very often to the taskbar as pinning a bunch of websites to the taskbar easily clutters it.
Pin websites to Windows 10 taskbar using Edge
Step 1: Launch the Edge browser. Head over to the website/webpage which you want to pin to the taskbar. If you have issues opening Edge, repair the Edge browser to fix the issue.
Step 2: Click the Settings menu (3 dots located upper right) and then click Pin this page to the taskbar option to pin the current website/webpage to your Windows 10 taskbar.
Windows 10 will open websites shortcuts pinned to the taskbar (using Edge browser) with Edge browser only even if you have set a different browser as default.
Pin websites to Windows 10 taskbar using Google Chrome
Step 1: Open the URL which you want to pin to the taskbar in your Google Chrome browser.
Step 2: Click the 3 dots located top-right. Select More tools and then click Add to desktop.
Step 3: You should now see Add to the desktop dialog. Enter a name for the desktop shortcut of the website/webpage and then click Add button to create a shortcut on your desktop.
Step 4: Finally, drag and drop the website shortcut on the desktop to the taskbar area to pin it to the taskbar. You can also double-click on the desktop shortcut to open the website/webpage.
Unpin websites from Windows 10 taskbar
Step 1: Right-click on the website shortcut on the taskbar and then click Unpin from taskbar option. Simple as that!
You might like to pin the Recycle Bin to the taskbar as well.