Click on Settings button present in toolbar
Select "Tools > Create application shortcuts" option
You will get options Create application shortcuts in the following places:
Pin to Taskbar
Select your desired option and click the Create button
- Marked as answer by Alex ZhaozxMicrosoft contingent staff, Moderator Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:08 AM
You go to the button with the three horizontal lines and down to Tools>Create application shortcut.
The only problem I see with this way is that I am not able to see a Start menu option, only Desktop and Taskbar. But I chose Desktop, then went to my Desktop and right-clicked on the new shortcut and chose the option "Pin to Start".
Another note is that you have to create the shortcuts in the desktop view of Chrome and not the Windows 8 view. And when you open the tile from the Start menu, it will open it in the desktop. The window also won't have all of Chrome's stuff such as the url bar, tabs, etc. unless you right-click the top border of the window and choose the option to open it in a browser window.
I'd only use shortcuts for websites that you would only really stay on, like banking and such but if you know you'll be doing research and need multiple tabs besides the page you open, I'd just open chrome and go through the bookmarks bar.
I finally a found a way to do this!
- Create an application shortcut as above and save it to the desktop
- Move the file into the following location, replacing USERNAME with your User Name (C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu)
- Press the windows key to go back to the start screen
- Swipe up on the start screen page to get to the Apps by Name screen
- Search for your shortcut by name, right click and choose Pin to start
Job done! If you don't want the page to open in it's own window, edit the shortcut from C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu, look at the target and remove the --app= from the parameters.
Basically, it's a shortcut to Chrome which passes in the URL as a param. You can resize the icon to either small and large, and rename the file to change what shows in the start screen.
Hope this helps!
This works for me:
In Chrome, when you are at the page you want to pin, go to Google Chrome settings- select Tools then Create Application Shortcuts. Create a shortcut on the desktop. Right click on the desktop shortcut and select Pin to Start. It should open in Chrome.
I have now come to the conclusion that Chrome does not have the facility to pin a website to the taskbar. I will have to use IE 11 for this!Now that's some twisted Micorsoft propaganda. Chrome's had the feature for years.
you can do it... on the desktop screen right click, new... shortcut... click on browse, and navigate to the chrome executable. Select it.
at the end of the target line, add a space and then the website (ex: http://www.gmail.com).
Name the shortcut whatever you want and click okay... On the 'desktop' screen, right click and choose to Pin to Start. that'll do it.
I am able to create tiles this way. And they appear briefly on the start menu and run as described. However, they only last for a short time and then disappear. The shortcuts still exist in the folder (C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu) but the tiles do not show up.
Any thoughts? Does anyone else see the same behavior?
after settings there no tools menu.
Google does a great job with all their stuff, can't they fix this issue?
Thanks for your answer, but unfortunately I can't get it to work. When you say the Settings button I take it you mean the one at the top right of the screen consisting of three horizontal bars. When I click this I do not get a Tools option. There is a Settings option, but it just opens a new tab with for Chrome settings, nothing about application shortcuts.
This is exactly my problem. Most of the posts here say to go to the Settings > Tools > Create Application Shortcuts. BUT .. there IS NO Settings > Tools option! There is a Settings option, but all it does is open the Settings page in a new tab, nothing about application settings or pinning sites.
There is a "More tools" option, but it doesn't lead to anything about pinning either.
This shouldn't be rocket science. No offense intended to the users who have tried to help (all help is appreciated!), but we shouldn't need to be programmers or go through a convoluted series of steps in the OS to do this. All we want is to know how, using Chrome options/menus, to pin a site to the start page when there IS NO Settings > Tools > Create Application Shortcut option visible on any menu that I - or I assume others since they posted as much - can find.
- Edited by Jetora Friday, January 30, 2015 5:32 PM