Want to open your favorite website quickly? Pin it to the taskbar is the way to go. Here is how to pin a website to the taskbar in Windows 11.
The taskbar has been one of the operating system’s most valuable and versatile parts for a long time. After all, you can pin applications, folders, and files to the taskbar. Once pinned, you can launch the target with just a single click or keyboard shortcut.
Though Microsoft removed some helpful functionality from the taskbar in Windows 11, you can still pin things. Along with applications, folders, and files, you can also pin websites to the taskbar in Windows 11 using the Edge browser.
For most of us, we have a couple of websites that you open almost every day. Google, Bing, YouTube, etc., are great examples. In that case, rather than opening the web browser and typing in the website name manually, you can simply pin them to the taskbar. That way, you can launch them with a single click.
Though it is not apparent at first glance, it is pretty simple and straightforward to pin a website to the taskbar.
In this quick and simple how-to guide, let me show you the steps to pin a website to the taskbar in Windows 11.
Pin website to the taskbar in Windows 11
To pin a website to the taskbar in Windows 11, we have to use the Microsoft Edge browser. The Edge browser has a simple option to pin any website to the taskbar. Since the option is built into the Edge browser, it is pretty simple to use. Here is how to do it.
- Open the Edge browser from Start.
- Go to the website you want to pin.
- Click on the “Menu” (…) icon.
- Select the “More tools” option.
- Click on the “Pin to taskbar” option.
- With that, the website is pinned to the taskbar.
Same steps with screenshots:
Since we need the Edge browser to pin a website to the taskbar, you must open it. To do that, click on the Edge icon on the taskbar. You can also search for the Microsoft Edge browser in the Start menu.
After opening the Microsoft Edge browser, go to the website or web page you want to pin. You can do that by typing the URL in the address bar and pressing Enter.
After that, click on the Menu icon in the top right corner. The icon will look like (…). Choose the “More tools > Pin to taskbar” option from the menu.
The website is pinned to the taskbar as soon as you do that. You will see the website icon instantly on the taskbar. Clicking on that icon will open the website immediately in the Edge browser.
Unfortunately, the website only opens in the Edge browser. You cannot use any other browser as of now.
That is all. It is that simple to pin a website to the taskbar in Windows 11.
I hope this simple and easy Windows 11 how-to guide helped you.
If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.