Windows 10: Can anyone tell me how to create a desktop shortcut via Microsoft Edge

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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #11

    Dude said: View Post
    It works for me, just tried it
    Hmm, any website I pin to Start and then drag & drop on desktop just opens up Edge to the homepage.
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       31 Jul 2015 #12

    Anthony2816 said: View Post
    Where is the Microsoft Edge program kept?
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #13

    Edwin said: View Post

    Um, there's a MicrosoftEdge.exe, and a MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe, but neither one will run from double-clicking, nor using Run As Administrator.
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #14

    Anthony2816 said: View Post

    Um, there's a MicrosoftEdge.exe, and a MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe, but neither one will run from double-clicking, nor using Run As Administrator.

    Are you just trying to run Edge? By default Edge is on both the taskbar & Start menu, otherwise it can be found under "All Apps" on the Start menu.
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       01 Aug 2015 #15

    Anthony2816 said: View Post

    Um, there's a MicrosoftEdge.exe, and a MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe, but neither one will run from double-clicking, nor using Run As Administrator.
    Edge can't be started by double-clicking the file.
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  6.    01 Aug 2015 #16

    Really1 said: View Post
    How about this. Is there a way to create a shortcut on your desktop from Microsoft Edge?
    A not very elegant solution is to click on the three dots at the top right of Edge, select "Open in Windows Explorer" and drag the IE icon in the title bar to the desktop. This creates an IE shortcut, not an Edge shortcut. MS needs to fix this so that one can simply drag and drop from Edge.
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       19 Aug 2015 #17

    Dude said: View Post
    Right click your desktop, choose new shortcut. Paste the address you want a shortcut to. Click next. name it what you want
    This is how it should be, just like we have been able to do since Windows 98 through Windows 7. This process can be done in Windows 7 for files, favorites, folders, program (exe)....anything we want to see on our desktops as a shortcut. The need to right click the desktop, choose New Shortcut and paste the path to the file/folder/program(exe) is absurd for Desktop and Laptop users. The fact that a user has to search for the file to launch a program in the system and then copy that path to paste into the New Shortcut is totally Nuts! Sure, I can do it and so can other advanced Windows users but not main stream Windows PC (John and Jane).

    This is the FAMILIAR stuff I talk about in all my posts about how Windows dev team keeps failing since W8 to W10. Amazing! I sure hope my posts are helping the W7 users to slam on the breaks before upgrading to W10 too early. W10 needs a patch that addresses these relied upon tasks that stayed with Windows just like the QLA. (Quick Launch Area) and many other fast and efficient methods to customize and navigate Windows.

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  8.    28 May 2016 #18

    Click on windows icon in task bar, all apps, and then find microsoft edge in pop up menu and drag to desktop. Took me a while but I figured it out
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  9.    28 May 2016 #19

    I think the OP was talking about creating desktop shortcuts to webpages.

    In Internet Explorer, you could right-click on any webpage and go to 'Create Shortcut'. This is extremely handy when carrying out research for example where you can just temporarily save lots of webpage links to desktop, then revisit them later to refer back to something or re-read them, etc. It's also handy for things like forum pages for example, where you can temporarily save a link to a page and come back to it later to see if anyone has replied with an answer.

    In Microsoft Edge, it doesn't allow you to do that, it will only allow you to pin websites to the Start Screen, which isn't the same thing and would be a pain to use in the same way. 'Reading list' seems like it should work in theory, but it doesn't, so with Edge you would need to manually create desktop shortcuts to webpages, which would be an un-usable solution for people who are constantly creating and deleting temporary shortcuts.

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  10.    28 May 2016 #20

    I read it as Edge shortcut. Without going into Sherlock Homes Mode it a bookmark to a given site can be created in IE, and then imported into Edge in settings/favourite settings/ import from IE - ????

    Hang on, just opened a web site and then clicked on the STAR to create a favourite - save location and placed it into the toolbar BUT still trying to find how to make fav folders.

    I have my imported bookmark folders in the toolbar I open one and it opens in a left hand panel, click on a folder in that panel and it opens the contents in the right hand panel!! Click on a link and there ya go
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