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Internet Explorer 9 - Pin and Unpin Websites to Taskbar or Start Menu

How to Pin and Unpin Websites from IE9 or IE10 to the Taskbar or Start Menu
Published by Capt.Jack Sparrow
15 Sep 2010
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How to Pin or Unpin Websites from IE9 and IE10 to the Taskbar or Start Menu

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This will show you how to Pin or Unpin a website shortcut from within Internet Explorer 9 and 10 to the taskbar or Start Menu in Windows 7, and only in the Start Menu in Vista.
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With Pinned Sites, you can get to your favorite sites directly from the Windows taskbar—without having to open Internet Explorer first.

Pinning a site takes seconds: click the icon to the left of the web address in One Box, or the tab for the website, or the website's icon on the New Tab page, and then drag it to the taskbar. That's it. Once a site is pinned, it shows up as its own thumbnail, separate from Internet Explorer. Now all it takes is one click to get to your favorite website.

Each site that's pinned to the taskbar has a Jump List. Some also have thumbnail preview controls like playing or pausing a video, which you'll see underneath the thumbnail preview. And some sites you pin have icon overlays, which provide information about the status of a website, such as the number of new messages in your inbox.

By pinning a site, the site is at the center of the experience, not the browser. When a pinned site is launched from the taskbar, the browser frame and navigational controls integrate the site's icon and primary color, providing an experience that's tailored to the site you're viewing.

You can also add additional home page tabs for each site you pin. That way when you open a site that's pinned you can open several webpages or websites all at once.

Source: Pinned Sites - Microsoft Windows


For a free list of recommended, most popular, and most recent "Pinned Sites" that you can pin to your taskbar, see: Internet Explorer Gallery






OPTION ONE
To Pin a Website to the Start Menu
1. Click on Tools (or Alt + X)
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2. Then go to File and point to "Add Site to Start Menu"
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OPTION TWO
To Unpin a Website from the Start Menu
1. Go to Start Menu and Right Click on the Website and click on Unpin
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OPTION THREE
To Pin a Website to the Taskbar

NOTE: This option is not available in Vista, and is only available in Windows 7.
1. Go to Address bar and drag the Picture before the website
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2. Then Drop it to the Taskbar
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OPTION FOUR
To Unpin a Website from the Taskbar

NOTE: This option is not available in Vista, and is only available in Windows 7.
1. Right Click on the Website and click on Unpin
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Hope this helps,
Captain




08 Oct 2012   #1
too

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks!
Does anyone knows how to have a tab with your favorites site like firefox on ie9?

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08 Oct 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Too,

You would have Favorites on the Menu bar and the Favorites Center in IE9 for your favorite (bookmarked) sites.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Oct 2012   #3
too

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It really helped, thanks.
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09 Oct 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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21 May 2013   #5
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Would this work for IE8 and IE10 on Windows 7
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21 May 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello techtitan,

You will be able to do so with IE9 and IE10, but not with IE8. IE8 can only pin inside it's own Jump List, and not separate icons per site.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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