I'm not sure if I like the whole idea of Start screen yet, but I would find it more useful with Stack Overflow as a tile in the group.
Is there a way to add the Stack Exchange sites to this screen and if so how?
My default web browser is Chrome.
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The only way that I can think of is by using a app called OblyTile.
What you want to do is create a tile that opens up Chrome or whichever browser you want to use but in this example I will use Chrome. Once you have found the file path for Chrome, in the arguments section below it you might want to use "--homepage http://stackoverflow.com" so that when you open the tile it opens up StackOverflow. (Someone can feel free to correct me on this)
No need to use special programs to achieve this! First method works for all browser, and can be used to create shortcuts to all range of things. Second method is a Chrome only feature.
What we do is just to create a shortcut somewhere to the browser you'd like to open with websites as parameters.
Right click, select New -> Shortcut Select the browser you'd like. Mozilla Firefox is in Program Files, Google Chrome is in AppData.
Give the shortcut a name and finish. Then right click the new shortcut and select Properties. In the Target field, add the webpage to open.
Press OK, and then right click the icon again and select Pin to Start.
Chrome even has special built in features for this. Open up the webpage you want in Chrome. Then click on the menu icon, select Tools and then Create application shortcuts. Make sure the Start Menu is ticked and press Create. Tada! Now you have a Tile on your start menu, with the proper icon for the website, even.
Method for Internet Explorer (If not default browser)
You can copy a URL shortcut to the
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu folder, and it will appear as a tile on the Start Screen.
For either method, if you want to change the icon, check out the program in Matthew Wong's answer, OblyTile.
You can do this in Chrome without anything additional. Just do the following:
I don't know what version of Chrome added this, but it is available in the current version (23.0.1271.91 m)
Note: Chrome must be launched in Windows 8 Mode for this option to appear.
None of the previous suggestions here really did what I wanted. So my solution is very similar to Louis', and it works fine with Chrome and probably other browsers as well:
Drag the favicon from the browser's address field to the desktop.
Drag the created shortcut from the desktop to the folder
Go to the Start page, and move over to the page with all apps (the down-arrow in the lower left corner).
Locate your shortcut, right-click and select "Pin to start"