How to Create a Website Shortcut (URL link) that Can Only Open on Edge?

You may use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome along with Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 and one of them could be your default browser. Another quite interesting option in Windows 10 and Windows 11 is that you can create a website shortcut link (URL), that can only open on Microsoft Edge browser.

How to Create a Website Shortcut (URL link) for Edge?

If you want a particular website shortcut that opens only on Microsoft Edge, doesn’t matter what the default browser you have? You can certainly create many website shortcuts to open on Microsoft Edge instead of your default browser.

Creating a website shortcut makes it easier to access your desired website or web page anytime. You just need to do a click on the shortcut and it will open it for you.

Follow the given procedure below to modify settings to create any of the website shortcuts, which will only open on Microsoft Edge.

Note: I have taken the AOL Website as an example for this post/article. You can use any desired website as per your need.

Step 1. Right-click on any of your website shortcuts and select properties as shown in the image below:

shortcut properties

Step 2. The website shortcut properties dialog box will appear on your screen (as mine is AOL Properties).

Under the Web Document, in the URL option, type the web address (don’t forget to replace with your desired website) by using the following target:


create website shortcut

Once you are done, click Apply and OK to close the shortcut properties dialog box.

Go ahead and now click on the modified website shortcut. This time the shortcut will only open with Microsoft Edge browser.

You can create other website shortcuts as well by using this same trick or method.

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