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Windows Internet Explorer 9

Add a Website Shortcut to the Start Menu

SUMMARY: Add a shortcut to the currently-viewed website to the Windows Start Menu.

If you frequently browse a web site via Windows Internet Explorer 9, you probably have it stored in your Favorites for easy access. You may even have it as a Home page. However, if you don't want to store it as a Home Page yet want a quick way to visit the site, how about adding a link directly from your Start Menu?

1. Visit a website in Internet Explorer 9.

2. Press Alt+T then M to add the site to the Start Menu. Or, you may optionally use the Menu Bar.


Adding a link to a website from the Start Menu via Internet Explorer 9



3. A dialog appears prompting you to add the site to the Start Menu. In the "From" box, modify the URL if needed. When done, click "Add".


Adding a link to Google Maps to the Windows Start Menu



4. The link has now been added. To access it, in Windows 7, for example, click the Start button, select "All Programs", then select the web site shortcut.


A shortcut to Google Maps from the Windows 7 Start Menu



Note that the shortcut is stored as a "Pinned Site Shortcut (.website)" file that will open inside Internet Explorer 9, not your default browser.

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