Many users prefer having shortcuts to their favorite websites on their desktops. While it’s certainly possible to create a desktop shortcut to a website, the Microsoft Edge browser does not offer an option in the browser menu to create a shortcut to the website on the desktop. That said, it allows you to install a website as an app!
This guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut for a website in the Edge browser on Windows 10/11 and Mac.
Method 1 of 2
Create a desktop shortcut of a website using Edge browser in Windows 10/11 and Mac
Step 1: Open the Edge browser and visit the website whose shortcut you want to create on the desktop.
Step 2: Once the website or webpage is open in the Edge browser, a lock/paddle icon will appear right before the address bar (please refer to the picture below).
Step 3: To create a desktop shortcut, drag and drop it to the desktop area to immediately create a desktop shortcut to that website/webpage.
Clicking on the website/webpage shortcut will open the website/webpage in the Edge browser. When you do not need the shortcut, you may delete it from the desktop.
Method 2 of 2
Create a desktop shortcut of a website in Windows 10/11
Step 1: Perform a right-click on an empty area on the desktop, click New, and then click Shortcut to open the Create Shortcut wizard.
Step 2: In the Type the location of the item field, copy and paste the website/webpage address from Edge/Chrome or manually type the website/webpage address.
Click the Next button.
Step 3: Enter a name for the shortcut. You can type the name of the website here.
Finally, click the Finish button to create the desktop shortcut of the website/webpage.
From now onwards, whenever you double-click on the desktop shortcut of the website, it will be opened in the default web browser.