How to Pin a Website to Windows Taskbar

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The quickest and most convenient way to visit a website is just by a click of a button instead of manually typing the website address. Google Chrome, for example, has a shortcut list on its new tab section for frequently visited websites or the websites of your choice.

But you can access a website even faster by putting its shortcut right at the desktop icon or Taskbar. Therefore, it would need a single click to instantly launch a browser and load the website.

In the following article, I will guide you through the steps needed to create a website shortcut and then pin it to Windows’ Taskbar. I’m going to use Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge as a demonstration.

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#1 How to pin a website to Windows Taskbar from Chrome

This guide also applies to Brave and Vivaldi. Remember that Chrome can only create a shortcut for the homepage, not a specific page of a website. Consider using Edge for the feature.

1. Open the website you want to create its shortcut.

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2. Navigate to Chrome’s menu, and select More tools > Create shortcut…

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3. Set a name for the new shortcut and hit Create.

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4. Notice that the new shortcut appears on the desktop icon.

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5. Now, drag and drop the shortcut to Taskbar.

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6. The shortcut is pinned to Taskbar.

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7. The desktop shortcut is safe to Delete. It won’t affect the Taskbar one.

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#2 How to pin a website to Taskbar with Edge

Microsoft Edge is a slightly more refined Chromium-based browser for Windows users. Thanks to its deeper integration, you can pin a website to Taskbar instantly. It also works for a specific page of a website.

1. Load the website you want to pin with Edge.

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2. Go to Edge’s menu, and select More tools > Pin to taskbar.

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3. The shortcut will be added instantly to the Taskbar.

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That’s all. From now on the Taskbar is a window to access certain websites rather quickly.

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