How to add a webpage shortcut to the Windows Start Screen.

  • Open a browser window and the website you would like to create a shortcut for.
  • Hilight the URL address for the website and copy it to the clipboard.
  • Right click on a empty spot on the desktop and click new then shortcut.
  • Copy the URL saved in the clipboard to the 'Type the location of the item: box' and then click Next.
  • On the next page type a name for the new shortcut and click Finish.
  • You now have a short to the website on the Desktop but still not on the Windows10 Start Screen.

Now to get the new shortcut on the Windows10 Start Screen

  • Right-click on the Windows 10 Start button and choose Run.
  • In the run box, type Shell:Programs.
  • Go back to the Windows 10 Desktop, right-click on the newly created web shortcut and choose Copy.
  • Go back to the open Shell:Programs window, and choose Paste to install the shortcut.
  • Placing the web shortcut into the Programs folder, causes it to show up in the All Apps list in the Start Menu.
  • Right click on the new shortcut name in the All Apps list and click Pin to Start.
  • The webpage shortcut should now show up in the Windows10 Start Screen.
Thanks to Rod Trent for this information found in ITPro Today.