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Feature request: Start menu/Taskbar/Desktop shortcuts for individual user profiles

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indospot
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Hey everyone!

 

I'd like to make a feature request regarding user profiles, and it's essentially the ability to create shortcuts, be it in Start, the Tasksbar, or the desktop, to open Edge into a specific user profile. Google Chrome allows this and I think it saves a lot of time getting to what we want.

 

I hope this can be done. Thanks in advance!

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I have a work around for this, till it can be implemented.
1) Create the profile in Edge. If this is the first profile the name will be "Profile 1". The 1 will increase with each profile.
2) Create a short cut to Edge on your dektop.
3) Right click on the shortcut and in the Target put in: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" --profile-directory="Profile 1". Replace the Profile 1 with the correct number profile.

Now when you click on that short cut it till open that profile.
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Would be great if we can also get a shortcut under right-clicking the Edge icon on the taskbar and then select the profile so not to clutter the taskbar too much with individual profile shortcuts.

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