Pin Website to Taskbar in Windows 11: How to Easily do it

Learn to add Chrome, Mozilla, Edge and Opera websites to the taskbar

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  • To create a more pleasant and accessible digital environment, you can quickly add websites to Windows 11's taskbar.
  • The OS allows you to pin pages from different web browsers, like Chrome, Mozilla, or Edge.
  • If it happens to change your mind, you can always remove websites from the Windows 11 taskbar.
  • We will show you how to pin your favorite websites to the taskbar in our guide today.
How to easily add a website to the taskbar in Windows 11
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It is no longer a surprise that the latest Microsoft OS allows performing various actions to personalize the digital environment according to your own needs.

In today’s article, you’ll discover how to add a website to the taskbar in Windows 11 easily. No matter what network browser you’re using, we prepared some methods applicable to all the popular ones.

Fortunately, the process is pretty similar from one browser to another. It will only take a few seconds, so you won’t waste time doing it.

Before getting into the main subject, check out why you should add websites to the Windows 11 taskbar.

Why should I pin a website to Windows 11’s Taskbar?

To save much more of your precious time, having quick access to frequently used or hard-to-remember websites is always a great idea.

In case there are network pages that you need to open, adding them to your Windows 11 taskbar regularly will not require an actual search.

And why is that? Because you’ll not have to look for websites in browser history or constantly keep them open.

In addition, keep in mind that Windows 11 allows you to add websites from multiple browsers, so you’ll have plenty of options you can choose from.

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How can I add a website to the taskbar in Windows 11?

1. Pin a Chrome website to the taskbar

1. Launch Google Chrome on your PC.

2. Navigate to the website you want to add.

3. While on that website, click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the screen. These are a shortcut for the Settings and more options menu.

chrome settings

4. When the menu opens, hover the cursor over the More tools option, then choose Create shortcut.

pin chrome to taskbar shortcut

5. Now, you can choose the name of your website, by typing it in the indicated box. You can leave the name empty if you want. It is not necessary to give the shortcut a name, but it helps you easily recognize the website later on.

6. Once you’re done with the changes, click on Pin.

7. The Chrome website will now be added to your Windows 11 taskbar.

If you are a Google Chrome user, you can easily add a website to the taskbar via the app’s built-in Settings. All you need to do is open the website you want to pin and create a shortcut for it, that will be placed on the taskbar.

2. Add a Microsoft Edge website to the taskbar

  1. In Microsoft Edge, navigate to the website you want, go to Settings and more options, marked as three vertical dots.Microsoft edge settings
  2. Hover the cursor over More tools, then click on Pin to taskbar.Microsoft edge more tools
  3. Choose a name for your website, then click on Pin.
  4. You’ll now have the desired website pinned to Windows 11 taskbar.

Microsoft Edge comes as the default browser in the latest OS design. However, it seems like some users are not so happy with using it, and a few also decided on more drastic measures.

If you’re one of them, do not hesitate to check how to disable Microsoft Edge in Windows 11. Nevertheless, we do not recommend doing it unless it is a serious reason.

For a more pleasant experience, you should enable Microsoft Edge Efficiency mode on Windows 11. It will help you to optimize its performance by saving the battery and minimizing resource usage

3. Put a Mozilla Firefox website on the taskbar

  1. Click the Windows key, then type Firefox, right-click on the result, and choose to Open file location.firefox settings
  2. Now, in the file location, right-click on Firefox, then select Show more options.firefox show more options
  3. Choose to Create shortcut.firefox create shortcut
  4. In the pop-up dialog box, click on Yes. Windows will automatically create a shortcut, placed on your desktop.
  5. Navigate to your desktop, right-click on the created shortcut, then select Properties.firefox properties
  6. Click on the Shortcut tab, then enter the desired website URL.firefox shortcut
  7. Select OK to save the changes.
  8. Now, you have the shortcut for your desired Firefox website.
  9. Right-click on it, then choose to Pin to taskbar.

4. Add an Opera website to the taskbar

  1. Click on the Windows icon, search for Opera, right-click on it, and choose to Open file location.opera open file location
  2. There, right-click on Opera, then choose to Show more options.opera show more options
  3. Hover the cursor on the Send to option, and choose Desktop (create shortcut).opera create shortcut
  4. Now, go to the created shortcut, right-click on it, then select Properties.opera properties
  5. Navigate to the Shortcut tab, enter the needed URL.opera shortcut navigation
  6. Click on OK to save the changes.
  7. Right-click again on the created shortcut from your desktop, then choose to Pin to taskbar.

Can I remove pinned websites from Windows 11’s taskbar?

In case you change your mind and want to remove the added websites from your Windows 11 taskbar, it is extremely simple, taking only a few seconds.

To easily do it, right-click on the undesired website, then choose to Unpin from the taskbar. Repeat it for each pinned network page you need.

unpin from taskbar windows 11

However, you can’t pin all the items to the Taskbar using the same steps. In case you want to a batch file to the Taskbar on Windows 11 to access repetitive tasks without any hassle, you need to use a workaround. To learn more, read this guide.

And because we talked about multiple browsers that can be used to add websites to the Windows 11 taskbar, let’s see some statistics that reflect which is the most popular.

internet browsers graphic
Source: Tech Advisor

As you can see, Google Chrome is by far the most used web browser, indicating more than half of the entire network traffic.

In a distant second place, we can find Safari, with 17%. Even if the study set Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer usage into one figure, we’d highly recommend not using the latter anymore. These registered 5.6% of the total results.

The last-placed web browsers are Firefox and Opera, with a percentage of 4.1%, respectively 1.5%.

As mentioned before, Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 11. If you have other preferences, you can always change that. If you’re not sure which one you should try, check out these Windows 11 browsers that are highly customizable.

If you want to customize your taskbar further, we have articles that you can read on how to change the size of the taskbar and how to hide the taskbar.

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