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Create Shortcut and Add to Desktop using Edge on Computer

Want to create a site shortcut link and add it to the desktop using the Edge browser? Learn to create desktop shortcuts for your favorite websites.

Edge Browser is one of the most updated and the latest browsers loaded with many features to enhance the user experience.

Similarly, if a user wants to create the shortcut and add it to the Desktop, click on the three dots options menu and hover on More Tools. Now, select the Pin to Finder option from the list.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to create a site shortcut link on a desktop screen using the Microsoft Edge browser.

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Create a Site Shortcut Link on the Desktop

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge on a computer.
  2. Open the website that you want to send to your other devices.
  3. Click on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and hover over the More Tools option.
  4. Click on the Pin to Finder command option.
  5. Customize the link title if required in the popup dialog box.
  6. Hit the Pin command button.
    Microsoft Edge Pin to Finder Shortcut link on Mac ComputerA shortcut link will be created in the Edge Apps folder.
  7. Drag and drop the link into the desktop folder.

It will create a shortcut link and place it on the desktop screen with a hyperlink. When you double-click, the shortcut automatically opens in the browser.

A similar create shortcut link will also be available on the Windows OS.

Bottom Line

The Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut is a fantastic feature that lets you place your frequently visited website on the home screen for easy access.

Similarly, we can add shortcut link on the phone’s home screen from Edge app. One tap on home screen shortcut will load the site directly in the browser.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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