Pin Site to Taskbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

How to Pin a Site to the Taskbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Starting in Windows 10 build 20175, Microsoft had made it possible to pin individual websites to the taskbar from Microsoft Edge. Clicking a pinned site on the Taskbar will now show you all of the open tabs for that site across any of your Microsoft Edge windows.

Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-based browser with a number of exclusive features like Read Aloud and services tied to Microsoft instead of Google. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices in Edge Stable 80. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium and Edge Chromium latest roadmap. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.

For pre-release versions, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android. Windows 7 users will receive updates until July 15, 2021.

Pinning websites to the taskbar

Microsoft Edge allows you to pin websites to the Taskbar, so each will appear with its own original icon for quick access to tabs for your pinned sites. Such pinned sites will always open in Microsoft Edge.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Build 85.0.561.0 or above, clicking a pinned site on the Taskbar will now show you all of the open tabs for that site across any of your Microsoft Edge windows, just like you would expect for any app with multiple open windows.

To Pin Site to Taskbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium,

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Navigate to the website you want to pin, e.g. open https://winaero.com.
  3. Click on the menu button with three dots (Alt + F).
  4. Select More tools > Pin to taskbar from the menu.Microsoft Edge Pin Site To Taskbar
  5. Type a name you want for the pinned site, and click on the Pin button.Microsoft Edge Name Pinned Site
  6. The selected website is now pinned to the taskbar.Microsoft Edge A Site Pinned To The Taskbar

You are done. You can later unpin the pinned web site by right-clicking on its taskbar icon and then selecting 'Unpin from taskbar'.

Microsoft Edge Unpin Pinned Site

Note: When you pin a website to the taskbar in Microsoft Edge, the pinned website will also appear under Apps > All apps and pins in the main menu of Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge Menu Apps And Pins

Unpinning a site from the taskbar will not remove the site from there. To get rid of the entry under Apps > All apps and pins,  click on Manage apps and click on the remove button with the X icon for the website.

Microsoft Edge Remove Website From Apps And Pins

That's it.

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