Launch Edge in a new window from the command line RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    How do users open a NEW instance of Microsoft Edge from the command line, batch file or a desktop short cut?

    We do NOT want edge to open any new tab's, ever.

    <<path to edge>>
    <<path to edge>>

    This would result in two edge windows being opened.

    We know the path to edge but we always get a second tab opened in a single window, this is not what we want.

    No mouse or keyboard actions please, this is a launch command.

    Simple task for all other browsers but I cannot find the answer.

    Thank you in advance.


    Sunday, July 1, 2018 6:51 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    create a desktop or links folder .lnk file with

    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge

    in the Target field.

    Not a desktop Internet Shortcut. (.url file)



    Monday, July 2, 2018 9:43 PM
  • Inside my organization I have to use Chrome to access SFDC constantly. However, I also need to run microsoft-edge for the most compatiblity like:

    I was expecting:

    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge ""

    to work - nope.

    I would really appreciate it someone who has figured this out post how they are doing it.
    I've never had to fight to launch a browser to a target URL before.

    Thank you, crowell

    Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:07 PM
  • --new-window URL  ? 

    Edit:: That's for Edge Chomium. Just saw the date and figured you are prob are looking for just Native Edge ;( 

    • Edited by Andersonz Monday, January 20, 2020 9:55 PM
    Monday, January 20, 2020 9:52 PM