Is there a *easy* way to create a Desktop Shortcut in Edge?

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    Is there a *easy* way to create a Desktop Shortcut in Edge?


    Hi folks -

    Try as I might, I cannot find an extension enabling me to create a quick webpage desktop shortcut in Edge.
    You would think that Microsoft would have thought of a simple solution to accomplish this.

    Any ideas?

    TIA
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    I may be misunderstanding the question but I can click and drag the small icon at the left end of a URL/Address box to the Desktop, creates a shortcut to the Web site in use. Double-clicking that shortcut opens Edge at that URL.
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    Compumind said:
    Hi folks -

    Try as I might, I cannot find an extension enabling me to create a quick webpage desktop shortcut in Edge.
    You would think that Microsoft would have thought of a simple solution to accomplish this.

    Any ideas?

    TIA


    Create Shortcut of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    Is the above to which you refer ? It is for Legacy Edge, but likely may work with Chromium.
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  4. xTL
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    Compumind said:
    Hi folks -

    Try as I might, I cannot find an extension enabling me to create a quick webpage desktop shortcut in Edge.
    You would think that Microsoft would have thought of a simple solution to accomplish this.

    Any ideas?

    TIA
    This is super simple and no extension is needed :)
    I made a small .gif to show you how using my win10 VM.
    Last edited by xTL; 22 Feb 2021 at 19:09. Reason: reduce gif resolution size
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    Compumind said:
    Hi folks -

    Try as I might, I cannot find an extension enabling me to create a quick webpage desktop shortcut in Edge.
    You would think that Microsoft would have thought of a simple solution to accomplish this.

    Any ideas?

    TIA

    Extensions are not usually the responsibility of browser distributors, they're usually left up to 3rd parties to develop.


    Steps :
    Open web site
    Copy url
    Go back to Desktop > right click > New > Shortcut > paste.
    (Note: in your case, Edge would have to be set as your default browser. Any URL shortcut will open in the default browser)
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    Hi all -

    Thanks for the replies.

    I need a quick context menu solution.

    Right Click -> Create Shortcut -> [Shortcut appears on desktop.]

    Similar to the Quick Cut add-on in Firefox.

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    There is this:

    Create Shortcut - Chrome Web Store

    The shortcut would need to be manually moved from Downloads to Desktop.
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    Callender said:
    There is this:

    Create Shortcut - Chrome Web Store

    The shortcut would need to be manually moved from Downloads to Desktop.
    Ahhh. Edge Chromium. That's an idea!

    Now how do I download this since I don't use Chrome?
    Developer's website is in Japanese.

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  9. Posts : 7,042
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    If not using Edge chromium then install some version of it (maybe Canary) and visit the posted link. Then an "add to chrome" button should appear.

    Download Microsoft Edge Insider Channels

    I will test using Vivaldi (chromium) and see what happens.

    EDIT: Tried the extension and it doesn't create a shortcut. (for me)
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