How to Add Website Shortcuts to Your Windows 10 Start Menu

Dave LeClair 16-12-2015

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It does more, though, as you can store your favorite websites right on the Start Menu. And while most people know you can store websites from Internet Explorer or Edge, you can also do it from Chrome and Firefox. The process takes a couple of extra steps, but it’s not too bad.

First thing’s first, you’ll need to open the website you want to store. Presumably, you want to store, because, well, we’re awesome. Next to the address bar you’ll see a little symbol, and depending on the site, it will be a little lock, piece of paper, or a globe. Click this and drag it to your desktop to create a shortcut.

Now, right-click the shortcut you just made and select Copy from the context menu.


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Now, the website you just added will be buried in the All Apps section. Simply scroll to it and drag it to the tile section on the right of the menu. You can delete the shortcut from your desktop once it’s done. That’s it!

What websites are you going to store in your Windows 10 Start Menu now that you can do it without Edge or IE? Share in the comments!

Related topics: Start Menu, Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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