How to Pin a Website to Windows 10 Start Menu using Chrome, Firefox, IE

Start Menu in Windows 10 helps you make many things easier. You can pin file, folder, website shortcut to Start Menu in Windows 10. It also allows you to pin system setting to Start Menu. We know how to pin a website from Microsoft Edge Browser to Start Menu in Windows 10 easily. Pinning the particular website to Start Menu is different for Edge Browser and other browsers. In this article, I will let you know how to pin a website using Chrome or Firefox to Start Menu in Windows 10. Although I am using Chrome browser as an example in this post, the procedure is, however, the same for Firefox or Internet Explorer too.

Basically what you will be doing is creating a desktop shortcut of the web page on your Desktop and then placing it in the Start Menu folder.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 drag and drop in tiles

Pin a Website to Windows 10 Start Menu

If we want to access a file or website very frequently, it is advised to pin it to the Start Menu.

First, open the website in Chrome which you want to pin to Start Menu and wait until it is completely loaded. Once it is completely loaded, you can see the page icon beside the address bar as highlighted in below snapshot.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 page icon

Drag and drop this page icon to the desktop. Windows 10 creates a shortcut for that website on your desktop.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 shortcut on desktop

Now, right click on this shortcut and select “Copy”.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 copy

Now, go to the Start Menu, type “Run” and hit enter. Select Run to open it. You can even press “Win Key + R” to open Run.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 open Run

Once you opened Run, type “shell:programs” in the field box and hit Enter.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 run command

Windows File Explorer gets opened up with the programs in Start Menu. Right-click in the window and make sure that, no folder or icon is selected while doing so.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 paste

From the options, choose “Paste” and you could see that the copied website shortcut gets pasted here.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 added in programs

Now, you can find this icon in “All Apps” of Start Menu.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 all apps

To see that, click on the Start button in Windows 10 and click on “All Apps”. There you can see that your website has been pinned to Start Menu. Just click on that, and you will be redirected to that website in Chrome.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 website pinned to start menu

You can add them to the tiles. Just select it from App Apps, drag and drop it from that position to the tiles. With Windows 10 it is easy to pin website from Chrome to Start Menu easily.

Pin a Website from Chrome to Start Menu in Windows 10 drag and drop in tiles

These are the steps to be followed to pin website using Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer to Start Menu in Windows 10.

In Chrome, you have another way.

pin website shortcut to start

Open Chrome, type  chrome://apps in the address bar and hit Enter. Drag and drop the created website shortcut here.

Right-click 0n it and select Create Shortcuts. Then select where you want to place the shortcut – Desktop and/or Start menu.

If you have anything to add, please do share with us through comments.

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7 Comments

  1. rasaqtech

    This doesn’t only works for chrome, but also all other browsers. Yeah it is easy with Edge, but you can only open those pin with edge with only edge whereas if you use this method, you can open with firefox even if you pin with chrome.

  2. phertiker

    This was nicer before the 1511 update, when the tile would show a custom icon. After the update tiles just show the Chrome icon.
    Had lots of stuff set up to launch in “application” mode but now it just looks crappy. Oh well, Chrome v47 re-broke Chromecast support in app windows anyway, so I guess everybody just sucks.

  3. Yes, it works with every browser. Editing post.

  4. Bryan Remely

    This doesn’t seem to work in the new Fall Creators Update. It doesn’t show in the app list in the start menu after pasting it in the Programs folder. Any suggestions?

  5. RaybanM

    Thanks for this insight. I was able to create it. My problem is, just, wow, Windows 10.. what a dog of an ugly icon landscape it is, let alone the slow dev and poor feature-set in so many products for a company of such immense wealth and access to programmers.

    You just have to suck it up and move on in so many cases, just to maintain productivity which still doesn’t match Windows XP or Office 10. Disgraceful.

  6. goandychurch

    Thanks for documenting this.

    It all worked right up until the final step.

    I have the IE shortcut in the hierarchical list, but it won’t let me drag and drop it onto the tile area. I don’t appear to be able to create a tile. I am running Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299. Thanks!

  7. FrederickTrotteville

    Nope, a) There is no “all apps” b) It’s not there in the programs anywhere.

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