For convenience reasons I need to have a couple of desktop shortcuts for various sites which open in IE/Edge.
In Win8 I used the shortcut like
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.google.com/ to do so. Clicking on it opens a new IE window with a target site. Same shortcut works well in Win10, but, of course, it still opens the URL in IE, not in Edge.
Edge has different syntax, and a short googling around gave me the reasons to believe that
cmd.exe "start microsoft-edge:http://www.google.com/" should do the trick. However, it does not.
Shortcut with this line just opens the cmd window and does little else. .bat file with the same string does the same. Opening cmd.exe manually and running
start microsoft-edge:http://www.google.com/ works perfectly and does exactly what I want.
So, what I am doing wrong with the shortcuts? Any ideas?