How to Pin websites to Taskbar and Start Menu with Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Internet Explorer 9 Beta is getting huge positive response from all over the world and it would be solid foundation of next generation web experience. Since I installed IE9 Beta, I have noticed lots of first hand new features that makes your web experience much more easier than earlier.

With the ability to pin your favorite websites to Windows 7 Taskbar, the websites work just like a native Windows application. The pinned website can also have Tasks in Jumplist as well. Lets start…

How To:

  1. First of all get the right version of IE9 and install it.
  2. Now run Internet Explorer 9 and open your favorite site (For example: facebook.com) and click & hold the favicon in address bar and drag to Taskbar.
    Pinning To Taskbar
  3. IE9 will restart once with newly pinned shortcut. And that’s it! Your website is pinned to Windows 7 Taskbar.
    Pinned Facebook to Taskbar with Tasks
  4. Additionally an undocumented tip is here, you can do the same to pin website to Start Menu. Just drag n drop it to Start Menu.
    Pinned Facebook to Start Menu with Tasks

Applies To:

  • Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 with Internet Explorer 9
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  • http://hschung70.blog.me/ Hosup Chung

    Regarding to pinning websites to Taskbar, I find out another interesting thing.
    According to a color of favicon, a color of BACK and Forward button was changed matching with the color of favicon.