Changing the URL of MS Edge Web App

Frequently I’ve found when clicking on “Install this site as an app”, the URL is not correct. So trying to edit the URL became a pain until I found the following solution.

  1. Right-click the web app in the start menu and select “Open File Location”
  2. Right-click the shortcut and select “Properties”
  3. The target field will contain “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge_proxy.exe” –profile-directory=”Profile 1″ –app-id=<XXXXXXXXXXXXXX> or something to that effect. The solution is to replace the –app-id with –app=”<Complete URL>” (including the quotes).

Since completing this, I’ve been able to efficiently open many streaming videos direftly on my connected TV.

Hope you find this helpful. Please feel free to leave comments below.

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Nizam Mohamed

Nizam Mohamed is a technical architect, specialising in cloud solutions, virtualization and end-user computing. Other technology interests include Enterprise Technologies, Cybersecurity and Enterprise Desktop Management.

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