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

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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

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


    I can't for the life of me see how to make a shortcut on my desktop. I'm sure there is a way and if not then that is so very fail. lol
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2

    How about this. Is there a way to create a shortcut on your desktop from Microsoft Edge?
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    Click "Start"... find Microsoft Edge... then drag and drop it onto your desktop for shortcut.
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4

    Right click the item you want the shortcut for, highlight "Send to" and select "Desktop (create shortcut). Or as above you can drag a tile from the Start menu to the desktop, although pinned websites currently don't work on the desktop.
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       31 Jul 2015 #5

    Right click your desktop, choose new shortcut. Paste the address you want a shortcut to. Click next. name it what you want
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6

    So the way I see it is that you have to cut, paste and sent to for a simple desktop shortcut. Is that about the size of it?
    Why would Microsoft do away with the simple way of doing it? , sigh : /
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #7

    Thanks for the fast help all. : )
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #8

    Really1 said: View Post
    So the way I see it is that you have to cut, paste and sent to for a simple desktop shortcut. Is that about the size of it?
    Why would Microsoft do away with the simple way of doing it? , sigh : /

    You're supposed to be able to pin a website to the Start menu (this works) and drag & drop it from Start to the desktop, but once on the desktop the shortcuts no longer work atm.
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       31 Jul 2015 #9

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    You're supposed to be able to pin a website to the Start menu (this works) and drag & drop it from Start to the desktop, but once on the desktop the shortcuts no longer work atm.
    It works for me, just tried it
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  10.    31 Jul 2015 #10

    Where is the Microsoft Edge program kept?
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