How To: Pinning Websites to the Windows 10 Start Screen

How To: Pinning Websites to the Windows 10 Start Screen

Remnants of the Windows 8.1 Start Screen are still present in Windows 10, but provided in a much friendlier, more customizable, and familiar way. Essentially, Microsoft took the best of Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, and melded it with the familiar streamlined operations of Windows 7.

The new Start Screen hangs directly off the revamped Start button and is completely customizable. You can add new tiles, change how the tiles operate, and even resize them.

Microsoft Edge, of course, is Microsoft's new web browser – the eventual replacement for Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is still there, but buried deep so that Edge gets the biggest focus. Edge is a fantastic, extremely fast web browser that is already beating other browsers in speed tests.

Pulling this all together, you can customize the Start Screen to host links to your favorite web sites so they are easily accessible directly from Start.

How to do it…

  1. With Microsoft Edge open and tuned to your favorite website, tap or click the More options (the ellipses) button at the top left and tap or click the Pin to Start option.

That's it!

The pinned website will show up immediately on the Start Screen where you can drag and drop the icon to where easiest for you to find.

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