Edge Beta ignores desktop icon setting in the master_preferences file


I set 


in the master_preferences file.

But a icon was placed on the desktop.

Is there an other setting name for the beta channel or is this a wanted behavior?



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@pilgi3 Thanks for reaching out! We're chatting with one of our engineering managers about this and will let you if/when we have any updates about this and your other post.


Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge


Thank you for the reply!

I will wait at further informations from you!

@pilgi3 Happy to help. :)


The good news is that the team is actively working on a solution for this, but I will let you know if/when I get any more details! 


Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge

@Deletedany news about the issue?

I want you to know, that i have tried with the new stable version 81.0.416.58.

I have added the MSI parameter "DONOTCREATEDESKTOPSHORTCUT=true".

There is no more icon on the desktop placed.

Other problems still exist, but i will reply on the thread.


best response confirmed by pilgi3 (Contributor)

@pilgi3 Great news, there will be a group policy to support this functionality in one of the upcoming releases!


It looks like you are already aware of the technical execution, but to confirm, you can find it in the release notes page:
"Added an MSI command line parameter that lets you suppress Desktop icon creation when you install Microsoft Edge. The following example shows how to use this new parameter:"

MicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi DONOTCREATEDESKTOPSHORTCUT=true


Hopefully that helps!

Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge