1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Prior to upgrading to Windows 10, I was running 'Lumia Denim' & what I assume was Windows 8.1 on my Lumia 830. I had several shortcuts to web pages on tiles on my home screen which, regardless of the tile size, showed an image which, at a glance, I could tell what web page the shortcut was for. Now the same tiles just show a blank blue square and are indistinguishable from each other until I actually open the link.
    Is this related to the change from Internet Explorer to 'Edge', or is it something that can be rectified?
    There is not much point in using the 'Pin to Start' option on a webpage, if the pinned tile does not give an indication of what the link is.
    04-11-2016 06:32 AM
  2. iainsimo's Avatar
    This is my Post. Do I need to re-post it under my login to get notified of answers?
    04-11-2016 06:35 AM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    Now that you've reposted, you actually may need to re-pin those web pages again and wait for a second before the icon shows up.l as long as the website supports the feature. Some websites also provide notifications in pinned view.
    04-11-2016 06:43 AM
  4. iainsimo's Avatar
    No go, the tiles are still a solid colour after re-pinning. Am I to believe that IE had an 'edge' (Pun intended) over Edge in that no matter what page was pinned to the start menu on Windows phone 8.1, an image was always shown? Now all I get if I pin a webpage to the start menu is a small amount of plain text if I keep the icon large, or just the 'e' from the Edge logo if I shrink the icon.
    Again, i have to ask, what is the point of using the 'Pin to Start' option on a webpage, if the pinned tile does not give an indication of what the link is.
    04-13-2016 04:24 AM
  5. ALFFONZO's Avatar
    Hi,

    Same issue for me... only blue tiles !?

    Rgds, Alf
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    04-14-2016 02:47 AM
  6. iainsimo's Avatar
    Can I get Internet Explorer back, or has it been wiped? I didn't lose IE when I upgraded my PCs to Windows 10, so it should still be on my phone, too.
    04-14-2016 04:51 AM
  7. pankaj981's Avatar
    Again, i have to ask, what is the point of using the 'Pin to Start' option on a webpage, if the pinned tile does not give an indication of what the link is.
    It does, at least for me. I have MSPU and WinBeta pinned to my start and the icons do show up.
    04-17-2016 10:50 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    So you're both right :)

    Yes for MSPU and WC the color and tiles do show up, however this doesn't happen for every pinned website. So it must be sth with the website itself.

    I can however also confirm that Edge doesn't have the functionality yet. At least not like we were used to with the 8.1 browser.
    Back then you could pin any page and get an icon plus the tile would update every now and then, but currently with Edge this isn't the case yet.

    Yes we have complained to Microsoft about this, but so far it hasn't been implemented yet.
    04-18-2016 10:58 PM
  9. ven07's Avatar
    Can I get Internet Explorer back, or has it been wiped? I didn't lose IE when I upgraded my PCs to Windows 10, so it should still be on my phone, too.
    It should eh? Obviously MS does not agree hehe

    No there is no way to get IE back, but there are a few other browsers in the store you can give a shot
    04-18-2016 11:00 PM
  10. iainsimo's Avatar
    Think it's a bit rude for MS to remove IE without asking my permission.
    Can anyone recommend an alternate browser to Edge for Windows Phone? And would an alternate browser have the pin to start option?
    So far, I have found only one website that I pinned to start that will give an image. it is North Pine Anglican Church. This is our Church website and the lady who maintains it is pretty tech savvy. Can anyone say what might be different about this site that it gives an image wheras, Wikipedia, for example, does not? - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page.
    I've also just tried the Winbeta site referred to by pankaj981 on my PC and that works too. However I'm not really interested in pinning tiles to my PC's start. I only want to do this on my Windows phone. Because most organisations only have apps for Apple & Android and not Windows phone, being able to pin website tiles to the Start on Windows phone WAS a very useful feature. Now it is absolutely useless.
    04-19-2016 04:53 AM
  11. XToro's Avatar
    I only had a couple of web tiles, but I still find it annoying that Edge doesn't have this feature. I can only assume that it will come back in an update eventually.
    04-19-2016 11:06 AM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    Might be due to html5 support?
    04-19-2016 02:26 PM
  13. iainsimo's Avatar
    My son actually mentioned that (html5) as a possibility last week. How would I be able to verify that on individual sites?
    For now, I have downloaded the 'Surfy' Browser on my phone and - presto! - I can pin tiles with images from it. The resolution of the images is poor, but at least they are discernable. So, until Edge catches up to what IE had, I will be using Surfy.
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    04-20-2016 04:03 AM
  14. ven07's Avatar
    Right click on a page > Select "View Source Code" or "View Page Code".

    The first line will have the DOCTYPE which shows the HTML version of the page. If it's in HTML5 then it will say "<!DOCTYPE html>"
    04-21-2016 12:44 PM
  15. iainsimo's Avatar
    Thanks, I can see that now on a PC. Any idea how I could do that on a Mobile Phone?
    05-03-2016 05:26 AM

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