Add Micrisoft Edge to launch new *.html productions
Leo de Vetten last edited by
To check my work i.e. index.html I choose “launch in Chrome”. When I choose “launch in Explorer” everything goes wrong. Explorer is insufficient and outdated. Please can you change this item in : “launch in Edge” Or just add it please. Thank you.
Alan Kilborn last edited by
You can change it yourself by editing shortcuts.xml appropriately (use the existing entries as examples to create a new one).
Meta Chuh last edited by Meta Chuh
welcome to the notepad++ community, @Leo-de-Vetten
you will need a little guide, because microsoft edge is a bit tricky.
it can not be launched directly by running
microsoftedge.exe "path_to\yourfile.html"as it is done using internet explorer, firefox and chrome.
instead we will have to make shell api calls.
but that’s not difficult, once you’ve read this guide.
step by step guide - how to add “launch in edge” to notepad++:
open the folder
find the file
shortcuts.xmland open it in notepad++ for editing.
copy the following line and paste (insert) it anywhere inside the
<Command name="Launch in Edge" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="69"> shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge $(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)</Command>
- now your shortcuts.xml should look like the screenshot below (plus your ie and other user defined commands):
save shortcuts.xml and restart notepad++
(exit and reopen notepad++ to activate your shortcut changes to the run menu)
if you now run “launch in edge” on any file, edge will open and display it, as seen at the screenshot below:
note: you can also use the keyboard shortcut
ctrl+alt+shift+eto launch edge with your file
good luck and happy html coding 😉👍