How to Pin a Website to Windows 10's Start Menu

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Microsoft brought back the Start menu with Windows 10, and refreshed the familiar interface with colorful Live tiles. This touch-friendly system makes it easy to access your favorite apps and content with a finger or mouse while providing plenty of customization options. With Microsoft's new Edge browser, you can pin your favorite websites to the Start menu so you are just one click away from the latest news and updates. Here's how to do it.

1. Open Edge.

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2. Navigate to the site you want to pin. 

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3. Tap the three-dot menu button at the top right. 

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4. Select Pin To Start.

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You should now see your site in the Start menu when you press the Windows key.

How to Unpin or Resize a Website's Tile

1. Open the Start menu.

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2. Right click the icon for the page you want to unpin..

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3. Select Unpin From Start or Resize.

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When resizing, you can choose from Small or Medium tile sizes. 

Author Bio
Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low, LAPTOP Staff Writer
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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5 comments
  • cheryl Says:

    Is there a way to make the pinned tile look like the icon on the web page that it was pinned from??

  • Pete Walthers Says:

    Three dot tip worked after I switched from Chrome to Edge. Coming from Windows 7 to 10 still can't add shortcuts (even newly created because context menu does not include pin to start menu.

  • Jeanine Says:

    I don't want to use Edge. I would like to just use Internet Explorer, the old one. I was on a chat with Ria several days ago who said she set that up...but, no. I want to add Facebook to the Start Menu, or even just the desktop for use with IE

  • Tan Ngo Says:

    Could you help meto set up window 10.Thank you so much for your consideration.

  • Carmelo Says:

    Used your tip on "pin a website to Windows 10 Start Menu " as I used to do easily with 8.1 but was unsuccessful. Nothing happened. I used this website as test I used the same procedure on other sites before and after an hour or so they appeared on the start menu. some do and some don't!!!

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