In this post, you’ll see how to open Microsoft Edge, create a shortcut for it, and assign a shortcut key.
I’m using Windows 11 PC here. Let’s begin with the different methods to open it.
How to Start Microsoft Edge from the Taskbar
Hit the Edge icon in the taskbar, and that’s it.
How to Open Microsoft Edge using Msedge Command
Launch the Run command (keyboard shortcut: Windows + R). Please type msedge in it and then press the Enter key.
You can also use the same command (msedge) in any of the following programs:
- The address bar of File Explorer
- Task Manager (click Run new task to use the command).
After entering the command there, press the Enter key.
Alternatively, you can use the command start msedge in the following programs to launch Edge: Command Prompt and PowerShell. After entering the command there, press the Enter key.
You can also open the particular website along with Edge using Command Prompt, and here’s how:
Press Windows + R, type cmd, and then press Enter key. You can see the Command Prompt.
In it, type start msedge https://howtoraj.com/ and then press the Enter key.
That’s all. The Edge browser will open with our site. Remember that you can replace our site URL with any URL you prefer.
You can also open Edge in InPrivate mode from Command Prompt, and you need to use this command for that: start msedge -inprivate
After typing the above command, press the Enter key.
How to Open Microsoft Edge using the Start Menu
Hit the All apps button in the Start menu and Microsoft Edge in the M section. Or open the Start menu and hit Edge in the Pinned section.
Open the Start menu. Microsoft Edge will appear in the search results when you type “edge” (without double quotes). Click on it.
How to Launch Microsoft Edge using Msedge File
Go to C: > Program Files (x86) > Microsoft > Edge > Application and double-click the msedge.exe file.
How to Launch Microsoft Edge using Cortana
Open Cortana. Type edge and then hit the Enter key.
How to Launch Microsoft Edge using Shortcut
Double-click on the Edge shortcut on your desktop. If you can’t find it, you can create one with the steps below.
Check out these steps to create an Edge shortcut on your Windows 11 desktop or File Explorer.
- Right-click on the empty area of your desktop or File Explorer.
- Move the mouse over “New” and choose “Shortcut.”
- In the Create Shortcut window, click the Browse button. Locate and select the “msedge” file. You can find the file in this location: C: > Program Files (x86) > Microsoft > Edge > Application.
- Click the “OK” button and click on the “Next” button.
- You can enter a name for the shortcut if you don’t like the proposed name and click the “Finish” button.
That’s all. You can assign a shortcut key for the shortcut, and by doing that, you can open Edge with a keyboard shortcut.
Here are the steps:
Right-click on the Edge shortcut and select Properties.
You can see the “Shortcut key” field in the Shortcut tab. Provide the key you want in it. For instance, I’m providing ,.
Hit the OK button. Click the Continue button, and that’s all. If I press Ctrl + Alt + , keys, Edge will open.
Thanks for reading.