Windows 10: Drag and Drop in MS Edge Solved


  1. Posts : 241
    Win 10 Pro Build 1703 15063.332
       23 Jun 2016 #1

    Drag and Drop in MS Edge


    I see quite a few persons have complained that MS Edge does not allow one to drag and drop a URL onto say the desktop.

    I personally have no issues with it, but am trying to understand the reason why the alternatives to do this in MS Edge are relatively complicated when compared to what can be done in other browsers. I have reviewed the tutorials on the subject that I could find.

    best

    Geoff
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  2.    23 Jun 2016 #2

    Well, the short answer is "Because Microsoft hasn't yet written the code to do it".

    The longer answer is that Edge is a Universal app, and as such has certain restrictions on what it can do. Universal apps don't use traditional ".lnk" files, which is what would have to be generated to create the shortcut. This also means that .lnk files cannot point to universal apps. This is also why the start menu doesn't have an easy way to drag and drop icons like the old menu, and you can't just go to a location in the filesystem to get access to shortcuts to these kinds of apps.

    In general, shortcuts as we know them will eventually go away.
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  3. Posts : 241
    Win 10 Pro Build 1703 15063.332
    Thread Starter
       23 Jun 2016 #3

    Mystere said: View Post
    Well, the short answer is "Because Microsoft hasn't yet written the code to do it".

    The longer answer is that Edge is a Universal app, and as such has certain restrictions on what it can do. Universal apps don't use traditional ".lnk" files, which is what would have to be generated to create the shortcut. This also means that .lnk files cannot point to universal apps. This is also why the start menu doesn't have an easy way to drag and drop icons like the old menu, and you can't just go to a location in the filesystem to get access to shortcuts to these kinds of apps.

    In general, shortcuts as we know them will eventually go away.
    Thank you for the response. more to work through an understand.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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