How to Pin Websites to Taskbar via Chrome, Firefox and Edge

If you are frequently visiting any website, then you might have placed them on the bookmark bar, marked them as a favorite or in some cases even set it as the default new tab. Well, these do makes it easier to access your preferred web pages. However, this still involves manually launching the browser first and then opening your desired website. What if you could cut this wait? Well, this is very much possible. To do so, you could simply pin these websites to the taskbar or even to the Start menu. The same is possible across all major browsers. In this guide, we will be showing you the steps to do so via Chrome, Edge (Chromium version) and Firefox. So let’s begin with the guide. On that note, also check out the steps to change startup action on Microsoft Edge.

Pin Websites to Taskbar via Chrome

  1. Open the desired website in Chrome which you need to pin to Taskbar.
  2. Click on the overflow icon and select More Tools > Create Shortcut.
    create shortcut chrome
  3. A confirmation pop-up will now appear. Along with that, there will an option to open the website as a window. Selecting that will make that website open in a new Chrome window rather than in the new tab in the same window.

    pin website dialog chrome

  4. Do note that this window wouldn’t be having any option relating to opening a new tab or any website. That is, this window wouldn’t consist of the address bar altogether. You could switch this website back over to the Chrome browser by clicking on the overflow icon and selecting Open in Chrome and then carry out the needed task.
  5. Anyways moving on, to pin this website over to the taskbar, right-click on the newly created desktop shortcut and select Pin to Taskbar. Or add it to start menu via the Pin to Start menu option. You could then delete the shortcut from the desktop if you want to.

    pin website taskbar chrome

So this is how you could pin websites via Chrome to the taskbar. Let’s check out the steps to do so via Edge followed by Firefox. Moreover, don’t forget to go through our guide on how to recover the deleted bookmark in Google Chrome.

Using Edge (Chromium Build)

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge Chromium browser and open your preferred site.
  2. Click on the three horizontal dots situated at the top right.
  3. Go to More Tools > Pin to Taskbar.
    pin to taskbar edge
  4. A dialog box will pop-up confirming your decision, click on Pin.
    pin website dialog edge

That’s it. The said website will now be pinned to your Taskbar. Edge really makes it easy as compared with Chrome. You don’t have to create a desktop shortcut and then transfer the same to the Taskbar. With that said, here is how you could do the same via the Firefox web browser. Before that, also have a look at how you could disable InPrivate browsing in Microsoft Edge Chromium.

Pin Websites to Taskbar via Firefox

The method to do so is slightly complicated as there isn’t any direct way of pinning websites to the taskbar via Firefox. So we would first be manually creating the Firefox shortcut and then changing its target to that of the website URL. Although it may sound complicated at first, but trust us, the steps are pretty easy. Here is what needs to be done for the same. Likewise, here are some useful Windows Taskbar Tips and Tricks that you should definitely check out.

  1. Click on the Windows icon and search for the Firefox browser. Right-click on it and select Open file location.

    open file location firefox

  2. Next, search for the Firefox.exe file, right-click on it and select Send to > Desktop (Create shortcut).
    desktop shortcut firefox
  3. Now head over to this Firefox shortcut, right-click, and select Properties.
  4. Under the Shortcut tab, go to the Target field. Leave a space after the firefox.exe text and enter the URL of the website that you wish to pin over to the taskbar. For example, adding a Technastic website will look like “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” www.technastic.com.
    target firefox
  5. Hit Apply > OK to confirm this change. Now the Firefox shortcut on the desktop should now directly open the website you have input in the Target field.
  6. Furthermore, right-click on this shortcut and select the Pin to taskbar option. That’ it. Firefox browser, with your preferred website’s URL, will now move over to the taskbar. You could delete the desktop shortcut as well.

With that, we conclude the guide on how to pin websites to the taskbar via Chrome, Edge (Chromium) and Firefox browser. Do let us if you still are having any issues with any of the above-mentioned steps.

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