Create desktop shortcuts to websites with Edge

I can't figure out how to make desktop shortcuts to websites using Edge.  Do  I have to go back to IE 11?  Thanks.
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Hi!

Go on your desktop:

1. Right clic -> New -> Shortcut

2.

%windir%\explorer.exe microsoft-edge:http://www.WebSite.com

3. Modify Icon as you need. Done.

Exemple for an Edge Facebook Shortcut on desktop:

%windir%\explorer.exe microsoft-edge:https://www.facebook.com

Note: If a shortcut don't work, try to add "..." around URL, like that:

%windir%\explorer.exe microsoft-edge:"https://www.facebook.com"

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Hi!

Go on you desktop:

1. Right clic -> New -> Shortcut

2.

%windir%\explorer.exe microsoft-edge:http://www.WebSite.com

3. Modify Icon as you need. Done.

Exemple for an Edge Facebook Shortcut on desktop:

%windir%\explorer.exe microsoft-edge:https://www.facebook.com

Note: If a shortcut don't work, try to add "..." around URL, like that:

%windir%\explorer.exe microsoft-edge:"https://www.facebook.com"

Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me.. Still having trouble when doing what you said it goes to Explorer..

Thanks len

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Oops, that's not the correct behavior imho.

Try to go to Windows 10 settings -> Apps -> Default Apps

Change your default browser (if you have Chrome as default, use Edge, else another one...).

I suggest to restart PC here…

Go in Windows 10 settings again, and revert to your favorite default browser.

Are shortcuts now opened correctly using Edge? Or always this bad behavior with explorer?

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Hi!

Go on your desktop:

1. Right clic -> New -> Shortcut

2.

%windir%\explorer.exe microsoft-edge:http://www.WebSite.com

3. Modify Icon as you need. Done.

Exemple for an Edge Facebook Shortcut on desktop:

%windir%\explorer.exe microsoft-edge:https://www.facebook.com

Note: If a shortcut don't work, try to add "..." around URL, like that:

%windir%\explorer.exe microsoft-edge:"https://www.facebook.com"

Now how hard would it be for Microsoft to build in a section in Edge that could be dragged to a location to make a shortcut ?

This has been requested from day one of Edge on Windows 10 early betas....So, it's just a case of Microsoft not caring what the people want...

Me

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Hi!

I agree, that's needed.

I'm sure it will be soon available ;)

(with the new Chromium engine…)

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Any update on this ? Is Microsoft going to fix this "bug" that is available on every other browser on the market ?

Even IE has this...

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This was SOOOOOOO much easier. Thank you!

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