As of version 90, Microsoft Edge now shows downloads at the top of the window instead of at the bottom. If you don’t like this, you can put downloads at the bottom of the window with a shortcut in Windows 10. Here’s how.
Make Edge Show file downloads at the bottom of the window
To make Edge display file downloads at the bottom of the browser window in Windows 1
This method doesn’t work for Mac because you can’t add shortcut parameters to Mac desktop shortcuts.
To get started, open the Start menu and search for “Microsoft Edge.” In the search results, right-click on “Microsoft Edge” and select “Open file location”.
An Explorer window will open. In this window, right click on “Microsoft Edge” and select “Open file location”.
An Explorer window containing “msedge.exe” opens. This is the location of the Edge executable.
Right click on “msedge.exe” and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut). This will create an icon labeled “msedge.exe – Shortcut” on your desktop.
Close the Explorer window. On your desktop, right click on the newly added shortcut and select “Properties” from the menu.
In the “Properties” window, click the “Shortcut” tab. Then click on the “Target” box, place the cursor after the last quote in the box and press the spacebar.
Then type the following in the box:
Save the changes by clicking “Apply” and then “OK” at the bottom of the window.
Your custom Edge desktop shortcut is now ready. Use this shortcut any time you want Edge to display the download window at the bottom. Your other Edge shortcuts will continue to show the download bar at the top.
Your file downloads with this Edge shortcut will look like this:
To access this shortcut from the Start menu, right click on the shortcut and select ‘Pin to Start’. You now have this custom shortcut in the right pane of the Start menu.
Likewise, to add this shortcut to the taskbar, right-click on the shortcut and select ‘Pin to taskbar’.
And that’s how you force Edge to return to the original download panel location.
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