By now, you probably know that Windows 7 lets users pin favorite favorite programs to the taskbar for the quick access. That is, one can use the taskbar in Windows 7 to quickly launch their favorite programs. You can pin your favorite web browser, Office applications and other frequently used programs to the taskbar.
One of the hidden features of Windows 7 taskbar is that it lets you pin your favorite websites as well. Yes, you can pin your favorite webpages to the taskbar so you can quickly jump to the webpage without having to first run the web browser.
As some of you know, by default, Windows lets you pin a webpage to your default browser’s jump list only and not to the taskbar. For those who love to pin their favorite websites to the taskbar can complete below mentioned steps to pin their favorite websites to the taskbar.
Alternatively, if you have upgraded to Internet Explorer 9, you can easily pin websites to the taskbar without any workarounds. Check out our how to pin webpages to Windows 7 taskbar using Internet Explorer 9 browser for detailed instructions.
Step 1: Right-click on the desktop, select New and then select Shortcut to launch Create Shortcut wizard.
Step 2: In the location box, you need to enter browser’s installation path followed by website address. For example, if you want to pin Into Windows shortcut to the taskbar and want to open open it in Internet Explorer browser, you need to type the following command:
“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” http://www.intowindows.com
Step 3: Click Next to enter a name for your shortcut and finally click Finish button to close the wizard.
Step 4: Now, simply drag and drop the shortcut to your taskbar to pin it. Click on the shortcut to launch the website in your favorite browser.
That’s it. You might also like to know how to pin files/folder and almost every file type to Windows 7 taskbar.