Create Website Shortcut to Desktop in Edge Browser

When using the Edge browser on a Windows 10 machine, there is no easy way to create a desktop shortcut to a specific website.  It can be done, but takes a few extra steps.

Drag-and-Drop does not work.  You have to manually create the shortcut.  Here’s how:

  1. Select and Copy the website’s entire URL from the address bar:

2. Right click on the desktop.   Choose New > Shortcut:

3. Paste the URL in the “Create Shortcut” dialog:

4. Re-name the shortcut to whatever you want to call it:

5. Now you will see the shortcut on your desktop:


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