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    Shortcut properties

    I am using Windows 10 Home. I used to, in previous versions of Windows, be able to right click on a shortcut, in the taskbar, on the desktop, etc. and get the Properties menu. That is no longer shown. Does it need to be turned on somewhere? I did take a quick look through settings and didn't see anything. Thanks.
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    I am using Win 10 Pro. I see properties when I right click on a desktop shortcut. On taskbar shortcuts when I right click I get a menu in which the second entry from the bottom is the program again. Right clicking that entry I get Properties. When I right click on a shortcut in a folder Properties is there. Can you post screenshots?

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    I had only tried it with Microsoft Edge. I did right click on the program entry and still no properties. However, when I try it on other programs in my taskbar, I do see the Properties.
    (I hadn't tried it on those because I didn't need to do anything with them at the time. )
    So, maybe it's an Edge thing.

    Thanks for the reply Joe, I appreciate the help.

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    Edge is a universal app. Could be that shortcuts for universal apps don't have a property page.

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    donebb,

    I think Joe has hit it on the head. Here's a screen shot from my Win 10 Home Laptop showing the results of clicking on the FireFox shortcut:
    Win10Properties.JPG
    and the Edge shortcut:
    Win10EdgeUA.JPG

    As they say a picture or 2 ....

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    Thanks for the help guys. Guess I should tell you what I was trying to do and maybe you know another way around it.
    I have a batch file that I run when I first turn on the computer. It opens my browser, my desktop e-mail program and a couple other programs that I use all the time. What I was trying to do is to find the Properties of Edge, so I could insert the correct target in the batch file.
    Do you know of a way to find that?
    Unfortunately, since Microsoft gave their browser a common name like Edge, Googling isn't as productive as I think it should be. Thank you.

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    That got it. It helps if I ask the right question.
    Thank you.

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