The Windows 10 Start Menu is an improvement on the Windows 8 Start Screen that plagued many users. While you’re getting used to using it with our guide here, you may want to start adding more than just programs and apps to it. You can pin a website to the Start Menu in Windows 10 for quick access when you need it the most.
Here’s how to quickly pin a website to the Windows 10 Start Menu.
Pinning a Website to the Windows 10 Start Menu
In order to pin websites in the Windows 10 Start Menu, you have to use Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge is the new Internet browser Microsoft is pushing to get away from the joke Internet Explorer has become over the years.
Open Microsoft Edge in the Start Menu either by clicking the live tile or searching for “Edge” with Cortana.
Navigate to your favorite website. For us, we’re heading here to TechNorms.
Click on the “Settings” icon in the top right-hand corner.
This will open a drop-down menu.
Click on “Pin to Start.”
Now, open the “Start Menu” and scroll down to the bottom.
You’ll find your pinned website here. From there, you can drag and drop it where you’d like for easier access in the future.
You will also be able to interact with the tile, such as unpinning it and resizing it. While the option for live tile functionality is built-in by default, as of now no pinned website tile has this ability.
Pinning a Folder to the Windows 10 Start Menu
If you want to pin a folder to the Windows 10 Start Menu, it’s also easy to do.
Right-click on any folder on the desktop or within the File Explorer, then click on “Pin to Start.”
Again, you’ll find it at the bottom of your Windows 10 Start Menu to move and resize as you see fit.
Other Windows 10 Start Menu Pin Options
At the moment, there’s not a lot of ways to customize the Windows 10 Start Menu. For now, you have to use workarounds like this to get it the way you want. By pinning your favorite websites, you can access them quicker and more efficiently than opening a browser, typing in an address and clicking enter.