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  • Trying to pin a Website shortcut (or URL) as a Tile in Windows 10 Start Menu. Suggestions welcome 🙂

  • @tedo What it has to do with Opera?

    Did you try moving the shortcut to the start menu?

  • @leocg
    Yes.
    First I tried dragging it directly to the Start Menu. Not allowed.
    Next, dragged to Desktop and from Desktop to Start Menu. Not allowed.
    Then, copied the shortcut to: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
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    However, it still does not appear 😕

  • @tedo Then maybe it's not possible to put a shortcut to a web page there?

    Usually URL shortcuts are placed on desktop.

  • Here's a different way to accomplish it:

    Right-click on your desktop, goto "New", choose "Shortcut", browse to launcher.exe in Opera's install folder, click "Next", name the shortcut what you want, and click "Finish".

    Then, right-click on the newly-made shortcut, goto "properties", switch to the "Shortcut" tab, and change its target field value so that it's like:

    "C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" "https://example.com/"
    

    for example, and click OK.

    Then, you can right-click on the shortcut and choose "pin to start" or move the shortcut to "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu". If you do the latter, if needed, open up the task manager and restart Windows Explorer to get it to appear.