How to Create Shortcut and Add to Desktop in Edge Computer?

Learn how to create a shortcut link and add to the home screen using the Edge browser on the computer. The shortcut will be placed on the desktop home screen.

When we install any software or program on our machine, it typically ends up creating a shortcut link to the program. The shortcut link will eliminate the process to search the programs executable file within our machine, hence with a single click you can just launch the program at ease.

Similarly, you can also create shortcut links of the frequently visited website or your online program that your business relies on ad add to home screen or desktop. When you open the shortcut with a double-click, it will automatically launch the Microsoft Edge program app and also load the website page that you’ve created as a  shortcut.

Related: How to Add Link on Home Screen with Edge Android?

You can move your shortcut link from desktop to any folder or even delete it without touching the edge browser settings. It’s easy to create and simple to manage.

How to Create a Shortcut and Add to Desktop on Edge?

Here are the quick steps to create a shortcut link and also add on the home screen using the Edge browser for computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on Computer.
  2. Open the website that you want to send to your other devices.
  3. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  4. Hover on the More Tools option from the list.
  5. Click on the Pin to Finder command option.
  6. Customize the link title if required in popup dialog box.
  7. Hit on the Pin command button.
  8. A shortcut link will be created in the Edge Apps folder, simply drag and drop the link on the desktop folder.

Microsoft Edge Pin to Finder Shortcut link on Mac Computer

This will create a shortcut link and place it on the desktop screen with a hyperlink. When you double-click the shortcut, it will automatically open the website link on the Edge browser.

A similar create shortcut link will be available in the Windows OS machine as well.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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