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Cannot add shortcuts to task menu using Chrome

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    Cannot add shortcuts to task menu using Chrome

    Chrome has an option 'add to start menu', and I've made web shortcuts manually on desktop which when I right click I have chosen pin to start menu

    However, unless you use internet explorer, none of them show up in the windows 8 tile menu

    My dad likes using this, but explorer is buggy, eg bt sport login currently does not render in explorer

    Have they rigged it so only explorer can add icons to the start menu

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    First set Chrome as default browser then In File Explorer cut and paste this
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    in the address bar, and it'll open up the apps page shortcut menu, then just drag and drop the short cut from chrome into it. After that you handle it as any other app short cut.
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Cannot add shortcuts to task menu using Chrome
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