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How To Pin Your Favorite Website/URL to the Windows Taskbar from Chrome or the MacOS Dock From Safari

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The Windows Taskbar is so handy that we often reach for it when looking for critical apps – but sometimes those apps are cloud-based and you have to start by going to your favorite browser first. And then, if you are like most of us, the hunt among tens of tabs begins. Perhaps “pinning” those critical and important website directly to the Taskbar would be helpful? Below is a tip for doing so in Chrome. Don’t use Chrome or Safari? Ask Google!

From Chrome to Windows Taskbar
1. Go to the page /URL you want to pin in Chrome.
2. Click the 3 dots / menu located top-right of the browser.
3. Select More tools and then Create Shortcut, ok to save it.
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4. Now, click on the Windows Start button and look for it under “Recently Added”
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5. Right click on it and select Pin to Start and /or Pin to Taskbar from the Windows tile created on your Start menu.

Mac Dock on Mac from Safari
1. Go to the page /URL you want to pin in Safari.
2. Click and hold on the URL link in the URL bar, then drag the URL down to the right-side of the Dock on the Mac.
3. Release the click and the website URL has now been added to the Dock as a shortcut.

Quick note: pinned website shortcuts will be open in the same browser you used to create and pin the shortcut even if that browser is not your system default. Getting efficient with our browsers is critical in today’s increasingly popular cloud-based world so be sure to review a past tip on pinning your favorite tabs within your a browser. Click here to read “Winning with Pinning.”

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