Windows 10: How to put shortcuts to websites on the desktop?

  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

    How to put shortcuts to websites on the desktop?


    Does anyone know how to do this? With Internet Explorer you simply dragged the site icon in the title bar to the desktop, but I can't seem to do this with Edge.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2

    Right-click on the Desktop and select New > Shortcut. At the next screen type in the URL you want to create a bookmark/shortcut for, click Next then give your bookmark a name, then click Finish.
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    Thanks for your quick reply, SmoothLefty21. This is the way I am doing it now - I was just wondering if there is a way to do it directly from Edge like there was in Internet Explorer.
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4

    Click the 3 dotted line at the top right of Edge and select "Pin to Start", from Start you can drag the shortcut to the desktop.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5

    Ah, sorry about that. Only other way I'm aware of at the moment is to copy/paste them out of the folder that stores Edge's favorites. Not ideal.

    C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\Favorite s

    Guess you could add that folder to Quick Access in File Explorer to make life a little easier.
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    Click the 3 dotted line at the top right of Edge and select "Pin to Start", from Start you can drag the shortcut to the desktop.
    Interesting, I just tried that and while the favorite does work in the Start menu it does not work after dragging it to the desktop. It opens Edge's homepage, not the URL of the bookmark/shortcut. You're getting it to work on your end?
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #7

    SmoothLefty21 said: View Post
    Interesting, I just tried that and while the favorite does work in the Start menu it does not work after dragging it to the desktop. It opens Edge's homepage, not the URL of the bookmark/shortcut. You're getting it to work on your end?
    Yeah, that's odd... Guess I hadn't tried it in this build until now. Something to report to feedback.
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #8

    SmoothLefty21 said: View Post
    Interesting, I just tried that and while the favorite does work in the Start menu it does not work after dragging it to the desktop. It opens Edge's homepage, not the URL of the bookmark/shortcut. You're getting it to work on your end?
    Same result I get.
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  9.    31 Jul 2015 #9

    Just used this workaround: Three dots>Open in Internet Explorer and then drag the title bar icon directly to the desktop from IE. Not very elegant though...
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