Turn a Bookmark into a Windows 8 Tile

The Windows 8 Start Screen is full of useful tiles. Now, since you probably spend most of your time on the Web, wouldn’t it be great if you could turn a website bookmark into one of these tiles, so you could access it with one click?

You can with Internet Explorer 10. There’s a good chance that as other browsers develop their Windows 8 versions, you might see this feature pop up elsewhere.

PIN A SITE TO THE START SCREEN

  1. You have to have Microsoft Internet Explorer set as your default browser. It asks you frequently, so there’s plenty of opportunity to click Yes
  2. Then, launch IE from the Start Screen. (The desktop version won’t work)
  3. Find a site you really like, then right-click somewhere on the screen to make the menu appear
  4. Click Pin Site

  5. Turn a Bookmark into a Windows 8 Tile
    Click Pin Site in the menu.

  6. Click Pin to Start

  7. Turn a Bookmark into a Windows 8 tile
    Pin to Start will make a tile appear on the Start Screen.

  8. Adjust the title of the pinned site and look at a preview, and click Pin to Start again.
  9. Go back to the Start Screen, and you’ll see your favorite site show up as its own tile. Click on the tile anytime to go straight to that site.


Turn a Bookmark into a Windows 8 Tile
The ReviverSoft tile toward the center of the screen is the Pinned Site.

Pinning your favorite sites to the Start Screen will save a lot of time, especially if you use the Web frequently.

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  • Ciego8

    Sorry … you lost me at

     “You have to have Microsoft Internet Explorer set as your default browser.”

  • Xfour000

    lol, you can switch back to chrome/firefox after you’ve done pinning but it needs to be default to get the tablet version of the browser which pins bookmarks

  • reviversoft

    Correct. It remains to be seen whether Chrome or Firefox — set as default — will enable this tile bookmarking feature.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maciej.gren Maciej Gren

    Well I find it a bit messy to have all these sites on my main screen. I prefer to use a tool that facilities the share contract features of Windows 8. There are bookmarking tools on the Store already which I find pretty neat in fact. Find your own of course.

  • reviversoft

    Hi Maciej,
    Which bookmarking apps on the Store would you recommend?

  • http://www.facebook.com/maciej.gren Maciej Gren

    Well I am enjoy using Linxi Bookmarks app, there is also Modern Bookmarks app but it does not offer so many features like Linxi Bookmarks.

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