Even If You Don’t Use Edge, You Need This Trick

Nancy Messieh 25-10-2017

If you’ve gone ahead and update your Windows 10 machine to the Fall Creators Update Do This Before Every Windows 10 Update or Installation Windows 10 gets major updates twice a year, plus monthly updates. We show you what you should do before running Windows Update. Now Patch Tuesday can come! Read More , there’s one tiny but super useful feature that might have you considering using Edge once in a while.


Pin Sites With Edge

When you open up a site you frequently visit in Edge, you can pin this to the Windows Taskbar. Just load the page, open up the Edge menu, and click Pin this page to the taskbar. This will place a direct link to that site at your fingertips, making it easy to load the page with just one click.

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Pin Sites With Other Browsers

Regardless of what your default browser is, the pinned page will open in Edge, and Microsoft has not extended this feature to other browsers, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a handy workaround you can use for other browsers.

Let’s say Chrome is your browser of choice. Open up the site in Chrome, select the URL, and drag and drop it to your desktop to create a shortcut. Now drag and drop that shortcut into your taskbar and it will be automatically pinned.


If you want to remove a website shortcut from your taskbar, whether it was created in Edge or any other browser, just right-click it and click Unpin from taskbar.

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If the Fall Creators Update hasn’t rolled out to your machine yet and you’ve chosen not to force the update Why You Should NOT Get the Windows 10 Creators Update Yet Just because it's here, doesn't mean you have to jump on it. The Windows 10 Creators Update could harbor trouble. We explain why you should delay this Windows update and how to do it. Read More , you can simply use the workaround above. Another alternative would be to pin the site as a tile in your Start menu. You can do this by opening the Edge menu and clicking Pin this page to Start.

Have you update to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? What’s your favorite feature? Let us know in the comments.

Related topics: Microsoft Edge, Windows 10, Windows Taskbar, Windows Tricks.

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  1. ReadandShare
    October 26, 2017 at 2:13 am

    I don't get it. This article makes it out as if creating/pinning a shortcut icon to a webpage is some sort of an Edge big deal... and then proceeds to tell us you can do the same thing with Chrome! So turns out this isn't anything unique or special to Edge at all. In fact, Firefox can do the same too.

    In other words, no one who doesn't use Edge needs to use Edge to pin a shortcut - cause the other browsers can do the same as well.

    • dpmcalister
      October 26, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      It doesn't work in Chrome anyway!

      • Nancy Messieh
        October 29, 2017 at 9:39 pm

        Did you try the second method using a desktop shortcut?

        • dpmcalister
          October 29, 2017 at 10:59 pm

          Yes. All that does is pin the URL to the submenu with Chrome. It doesn't create an icon for the website on your taskbar which is what your article intimates.