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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.

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. 

Create Shortcut Link on Edge browser

Installing any software or program on our machine typically creates a shortcut link to the program. The shortcut link will eliminate the process of searching the program’s executable file within our machine; hence with a single click, you can launch the program quickly.

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

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

Create a Shortcut

Creating a shortcut can make things very convenient for you since it will save time and energy wasted searching for your desired website. Here are the quick steps to create a desktop shortcut:

  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 3dots icon menu for options.
  4. Hover over the More Tools option from the list.
  5. Click on the Pin to Finder command option.
  6. Customize the link title if required in the popup dialog box.
  7. Hit on the Pin command button.
    Microsoft Edge Pin to Finder Shortcut link on Mac Computer
  8. A shortcut link will be created in the Edge Apps folder, and 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 the Edge browser’s website link.

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. You will not waste your time searching for your desired websites now.

Similarly, we can add the shortcut link on the home screen from the Edge for Android. One tap on this home screen link will load the site directly on the Edge browser.

I hope you find the Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut feature helpful and that it makes your work easier. You can create a shortcut link to any site that you frequently visit.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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