How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10  

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    26 Jan 2021
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    How to Install and Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


    Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

    The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

    The Chromium based Microsoft Edge includes Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) support that allows you to install a website as a native app in Windows 10 making it available from the Start menu, taskbar, and registered in the Settings > Apps > Apps & features page.

    PWAs are just websites that are progressively enhanced to function like native apps on supporting platforms. The qualities of a PWA combine the best of the web and native apps.

    Installing a website as a native app in Windows 10 enables additional features, such as push notifications, background data refresh, offline support, and more.

    Sites installed as an app will always open in Microsoft Edge each in their own new window.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall sites as Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) on the Chromium based Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Install PWA or Site as App in Microsoft Edge from Address Bar
    • Option Two: Install PWA or Site as App in Microsoft Edge from Settings menu
    • Option Three: Uninstall PWA or Site as App in Microsoft Edge from Settings menu
    • Option Four: Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge from Settings in Windows 10
    • Option Five: Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge from Control Panel in Windows 10
    • Option Six: Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge from Start menu in Windows 10
    • Option Seven: Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge from Installed Site App



    EXAMPLE: Site installed as an app on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-installed_site_as_app_in_start_menu_all_apps.jpg How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-site_as_app_in_microsoft_edge.png






    OPTION ONE

    Install PWA or Site as App in Microsoft Edge from Address Bar


    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Go to the site (ex: "Windows Questions") you want to install as an app in Windows 10 that always opens in Microsoft Edge.

    3 Click/tap on the Install button if available in the address bar, and click/tap on Install. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-install_site_pwa_microsoft_edge_address_bar.png






    OPTION TWO

    Install PWA or Site as App in Microsoft Edge from Settings menu


    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Go to the site (ex: "https://www.tenforums.com") you want to install as an app in Windows 10 that always opens in Microsoft Edge.

    3 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, click/tap on Apps, and click/tap on Install this site as an app. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_install_site_as_app-1.png

    4 Type a name you want for this app, and click/tap on Install. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_install_site_as_app-2.png






    OPTION THREE

    Uninstall PWA or Site as App in Microsoft Edge from Settings menu


    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, click/tap on Apps, and click/tap on Manage apps. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_microsoft_edge-1.png

    3 Click/tap on the X (uninstall) button to the right of the installed app for the site you want to uninstall. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_microsoft_edge-2.png

    4 Check or uncheck the Also clear data from Microsoft Edge box for what you want, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_microsoft_edge-3.png

    5 When finished, you can close the Apps tab if you like.






    OPTION FOUR

    Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge from Settings in Windows 10


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, click/tap on the app (ex: "Windows 10 Help Forums") for the site you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_settings-1.png

    3 Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_settings-2.png

    4 Check or uncheck the Also clear data from Microsoft Edge box for what you want, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_microsoft_edge-3.png

    5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION FIVE

    Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge from Control Panel in Windows 10


    1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Programs and Features icon.

    2 Click/tap on the app (ex: "Windows 10 Help Forums") for the site you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_control_panel.png

    3 Check or uncheck the Also clear data from Microsoft Edge box for what you want, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_microsoft_edge-3.png

    4 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION SIX

    Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge from Start menu in Windows 10


    1 Open the Start menu .

    2 In the All Apps list, right click or press and hold on the app (ex: "Windows 10 Help Forums") for the site you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-installed_site_as_app_in_start_menu_all_apps.jpg

    3 In the Control Panel, click/tap on the app (ex: "Windows 10 Help Forums") for the site you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_control_panel.png

    4 Check or uncheck the Also clear data from Microsoft Edge box for what you want, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_site_as_app_in_microsoft_edge-3.png

    5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION SEVEN

    Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge from Installed Site App


    1 Open the installed site as an app (PWA) you want to uninstall.

    2 3 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon on the title bar, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_microsoft_edge_pwa_site-1.png

    3 Check or uncheck the Also clear data from Microsoft Edge box for what you want, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-uninstall_microsoft_edge_pwa_site-2.png


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    PWA in Chrome


    Can I install www.tenforums.com as a PWA in Chrome?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,414
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #2

    MeliphagaLewini said:
    Can I install www.tenforums.com as a PWA in Chrome?
    Yes, you sure can.

    Create Desktop Shortcut of Website in Google Chrome
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  3. IsaacFL's Avatar
    Posts : 75
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       #3

    Is it possible for the apps to open with full Edge? Or is there another way to pin sites to the start menu so that they open to full edge? It seems that one of the updates converted my start menu web shortcuts to App view.

    With the app view you lose tabs, etc. which maybe is fine on a mobile device but on desktop I would prefer it just open the full edge browser.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,414
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #4

    IsaacFL said:
    Is it possible for the apps to open with full Edge? Or is there another way to pin sites to the start menu so that they open to full edge? It seems that one of the updates converted my start menu web shortcuts to App view.

    With the app view you lose tabs, etc. which maybe is fine on a mobile device but on desktop I would prefer it just open the full edge browser.
    Hello Isaac,

    If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to create a shortcut to open a specific site in full Microsoft Edge, and be able to Pin to Start this shortcut.

    How to Create a Shortcut to Open Microsoft Edge Chromium
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,414
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #5

    Tutorial updated to add option 1.
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