The Start menu in Windows 10 can be used not only to pin apps and programs but also to pin folders and websites. While pinning programs and folders are supported out of the box, pinning websites to the Start menu is not a straight-forward job, though.
Pinning a program or folder to the Start menu is relatively simple. You just need to right-click on the application or folder and then click the Pin to Start option to pin the selected folder or program to the right side of the Start menu in the form of a tile. But when you right-click on website shortcut on the desktop, Windows 10 doesn’t offer Pin to Start option in the context menu.
Pin a website to the Windows 10 Start menu using Chrome or Chromium-Edge
Step 1: Open the website that you want to pin to the Windows 10 Start menu.
Step 2: Click on the More options icon (three dots), click More tools, and then click Create shortcut option. If you are on Edge, you will see the Pin to the taskbar option instead of the Create shortcut option.
Step 3: Type a name for the website. Select Open in a window option. Click the Pin button to pin it to the taskbar.
Step 4: Open the Start menu. You will see the newly added website in the Recently added list. Right-click on the website shortcut and click the Pin to Start option to pin the website to the Start menu.
If you want, you may remove the website shortcut from the taskbar by right-clicking on it and then clicking Unpin from taskbar option.
Pin websites or webpages to Start menu in Windows 10
If you prefer pinning your favorite websites or webpages to Start menu for the quick access, you need to follow the given below workaround to pin webpages to Start menu in Windows 10.
Follow the given below directions without any deviations to pin a webpage or website to the Windows 10 Start menu.
Step 1: The first step is to create a shortcut of the webpage on your desktop.
To create a website shortcut on the desktop, launch the website or webpage that you want to pin to the Start menu in the Internet Explorer browser, right-click on the empty area on the webpage, click Create shortcut option and finally, click Yes button when you see the confirmation prompt.
If you want to create a website shortcut on desktop using Chrome or Firefox browser, please refer to how to create a website shortcut on the Windows 10 desktop guide.
Step 2: Once the website shortcut is on the desktop, simultaneously press Windows logo and R keys to open up the Run command box.
Step 3: In the Run command box, type Shell:Programs, and then press Enter key. This will open the Programs folder located under the Start menu.
Step 4: Now, copy and paste the newly created website shortcut in the Programs folder.
The website shortcut will now appear under the Start menu, but it will not appear on the right side of the Start menu. The shortcut will appear on the left side of the Start menu under All Apps.
Step 5: Open the Start menu, browse through the apps to find the newly added website.
Step 6: Finally, right-click on the website shortcut and then click the Pin to Start option to pin the website shortcut in the form of tile to the right side of the Start menu.
The website shortcut tile can now be moved anywhere on the right side of the Start menu.
To unpin the shortcut or tile from the Start menu, right-click on the tile and then click Unpin from Start option. That’s it!