1.    10 Jul 2017 #1
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    Making a Shortcut in W-10 using Edge?


    I searched the Tutorials and didn't see anything ( I would not be surprised if I missed it)...

    We would like to make a Shortcut on our Desktop to certain web sites we visit.

    Using W-7 I would right click and make a shortcut but using Edge does not seem to work?

    Thanks for your time....... LeeB
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  2.    10 Jul 2017 #2
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    Hello Lee,

    By default, you could "Pin to Start" website shortcuts for Edge, and be able to drag them to your desktop and move where you like.

    Pin to Start a Website in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials

    If you like, you could also use Option 3 in the tutorial below to manually create website shortcuts that open in Microsoft Edge.

    Create Shortcut of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials
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  3.    10 Jul 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeB View Post
    Using W-7 I would right click and make a shortcut but using Edge does not seem to work?
    Actually that wasn't a feature of Win7 itself, but a feature in Internet Explorer that you would have been using. Win10 still has Internet Explorer as well as Edge. You could click the menu in Edge (three dots, top right) and choose 'open with Internet Explorer' then make a shortcut the way you always did. Another way could be to right-click on the site's address, copy, then right-click on the desktop to make a new shortcut. Paste the address into this, click Next and give it a name.

    Both these methods make a shortcut that will open in your default browser, whatever you currently have that set for. Use Brink's tutorials if want the site to always open in Edge.
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  4.    10 Jul 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Lee,

    By default, you could "Pin to Start" website shortcuts for Edge, and be able to drag them to your desktop and move where you like.

    Pin to Start a Website in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials

    If you like, you could also use Option 3 in the tutorial below to manually create website shortcuts that open in Microsoft Edge.

    Create Shortcut of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials
    Thank You much, Apparently I had already done that (and it worked) I just needed to scroll down and find it

    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Actually that wasn't a feature of Win7 itself, but a feature in Internet Explorer that you would have been using. Win10 still has Internet Explorer as well as Edge. You could click the menu in Edge (three dots, top right) and choose 'open with Internet Explorer' then make a shortcut the way you always did. Another way could be to right-click on the site's address, copy, then right-click on the desktop to make a new shortcut. Paste the address into this, click Next and give it a name.

    Both these methods make a shortcut that will open in your default browser, whatever you currently have that set for. Use Brink's tutorials if want the site to always open in Edge.
    My old W-7 I was using Firefox and with this one (being wife and I now have the same computer) we decided to keep them both the same
    Now to figure out how add a icon picture to the short cut
    Last edited by LeeB; 10 Jul 2017 at 16:45.
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  5.    10 Jul 2017 #5
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