Chrome is set as the default browser on my Windows 10 computer. However, I want to create a shortcut on the desktop to YouTube.com that opens in Microsoft Edge. How can I do this?


Create a new shortcut with the following Path:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start microsoft-edge:http://www.youtube.com

You can then change the icon by right clicking and going to the Shortcut tab. From there, click "Change Icon" and click browse. Then go to C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and click MicrosoftEdge to get its Icon. Finally click OK on all open dialog boxes.

  • This worked great, thank you! If you happen to know of a way to hide the CMD window that briefly pops up, I'd love to know, but it's not a big deal. – Richard M. Jul 6 '16 at 2:23
  • Create a shortcut with the following target, leaving out the CMD.. and Start part: microsoft-edge:http://www.youtube.com And, if you want to add Edge to the right-click menu, this script might help. Open .URL Files Using Different Browsers from the Right-Click Menu – w32sh Jul 10 '16 at 14:50

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