How to Pin a Website to Your Surface’s Start Screen - dummies

How to Pin a Website to Your Surface’s Start Screen

By Andy Rathbone

Eventually, you’ll run across a site you don’t want to forget. When that happens, pin the site to your Surface’s Start screen. Seeing that tile on the Start screen jogs your memory that you haven’t visited for a while. And, it lets you remedy that with a tap on the tile.

To pin a site to the Start screen, follow these steps:

  1. While viewing the site, slide your finger up from the screen’s bottom to see the App bar.

    The App bar rises from the screen’s bottom.


  2. Tap the Pin to Start button.

    Don’t see the Pin to Start button, shown in the margin? Then reveal it by tapping the App bar’s Favorites button, which looks like a star. When you tap the Pin to Start button, the browser quickly creates a new tile with the website’s colors and then sticks that tile on the Start screen’s far-right edge. (The tile also bears the website’s name.)

When you want to revisit the site, tap its icon from the Start screen. Or, open the browser’s bottom menu and tap the address bar; a list of pinned sites appears above the address bar, letting you revisit one with a tap on its name.

The Start screen always tacks newly pinned sites onto its far-right edge. To manage your Start screen’s inevitable sprawl, you can separate the Start screen into organized groups of tiles. (You may want to create a separate Start screen group for your favorite websites.)