Creating Desktop Shortcut To Website When Using MS Edge

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    Creating Desktop Shortcut To Website When Using MS Edge

    When using any version of IE Explorer, when viewing a webpage and want to create a desktop shortcut to that webpage I would simply right click just about anywhere on the webpage and select Create Desktop Shortcut from the drop-down Menu and Presto a new icon shortcut would appear on the desktop.

    However, when using MS- Edge, when I Right Click on any webpage all I get is a small drop down-down menu with no selection to create a Desktop Shortcut. Please don't tell me that MS has removed this feature in Edge and I am just missing something or there is a flaw in my system. I have tried every which way to create a Desktop Shortcut of something I am viewing when using Edge to no avail.

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  2. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    I'm with you on this one!
    So far the only way I have found is to add the page to a reading list by clicking the Star at top right, selecting Reading List and then Add.
    It's not ideal but it's better than nothing.

    Another roundabout way is:
    While viewing your wepage in Edge,

    Click the three dots at top right
    Choose Open with Internet Explorer

    Now you can create your shortcut as you were used to. The shortcut will open in Edge if that's your default browser.
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  3. nigelmercier's Avatar
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Furthermore, IE had a function where you could drag the favicon in the address bar to another location, such as the Desktop. If combined with the shift key, it created a regular shortcut. Otherwise it was a Pinned Site; with the extension .webpage and less useful IMO.

    I'm seriously considering swapping back to IE until they fix issues like this.

    My original post on this topic Edge: Drag Web Page Shortcut? - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Posts : 393
    Windows 10

    It's almost comical that Microsoft enables Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.. to easily place a shortcut on the Win10 desktop. But you have to follow a multi-step tutorial to create a shortcut for Microsoft's own Edge browser.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Gator, :)

    If you like, you could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to manually create a shortcut that will open Microsoft Edge directly to a website you want.
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