I created a shortcut, then changed its icon: right-click-> Properties -> Change Icon -> selected a .ico file.

I dragged it to the taskbar and whenever I click on the taskbar icon, Edge opens in a new window with the old icon.

My Task bar

Note that I am using Chromium Edge not the default one.

How do I get it to open in the same window with the new icon?


I managed to change it and here's how:

  1. Change the shortcut icon normally.
  2. Pin it to the taskbar.
  3. Right-click on the taskbar icon.
  4. Right-click on Microsoft Edge Canary
  5. Select properties > Change Icon > Select the .ico file.
  6. Click on the taskbar icon, Edge will open in a new window.
  7. Unpin the old icon and pin the new one.
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    I made Chromium Edge the Default Browser and that then works just like regular Edge (which is no longer default) – John Nov 4 '19 at 13:56

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