Is there a way to relate an Edge profile to a windows desktop?

Ian Cunningham 1 Reputation point
2021-11-18T11:01:51.713+00:00

I assumed that when I created desktops in Windows 11 I would be able to set my identity for each desktop. e.g. If I have a desktop for work, I (apps) would be in my work profile, personal my MS account etc. - in fact, I have 5 Micrsoft 365 accounts so it would be great if each desktop "knew" who I wanted to be.
Linking Edge's profile to a desktop would seem to be a great way to start - so when I launch edge on a particular desktop it would switch to the associated profile (if I had specified one).
Does anyone know if this is under consideration?
I would use the feedback but the built-in one seems to all about issues (bugs) rather than ideas. Is there a place for suggestions?

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,906 Reputation points
    2021-11-18T15:19:36.417+00:00

    Your feedback seems to be related to both Windows and Microsoft Edge.
    I would recommend to share a feedback related to Microsoft Edge using its feedback form, take a look at:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftedge/forum/all/how-to-report-a-feedbackbug-to-microsoft-edges/20cc8eb5-11bb-43b6-95d1-e004d41ef876
    For the feedback related to the Windows, you may go to start and search for feedback and open the Feedback Hub app and report this issue as a suggestion.
    You may use both forms to file a bug and suggestion.

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  2. Yu Zhou-MSFT 11,471 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-11-19T03:10:21.02+00:00

    Hi @Ian Cunningham

    As far as I know, what you want is not under consideration now. You can provide your suggestions to Edge team.

    You can provide feedback through the Edge built-in feedback hub. Besides, you can also try to provide suggestions on Microsoft Edge Insider community.

    Thanks for your understanding.


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  3. Limitless Technology 39,206 Reputation points
    2021-12-16T17:17:15.367+00:00

    There is a topic created with a similar problem, it might be useful for you to take a look to understand if it is possible to apply within Windows 11, see more about it below:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftedge/forum/all/creating-desktop-shortcut-for-different-profiles/6d2a5c28-dfe4-4c55-b94c-a06d77968c3c?ref=dtf.ru

    Also, I recommend that you create a question within the Windows 11 forum, because they might have an alternative for this problem you want to fix.

    To do this, access the link below and select the option "Ask a question" from the top menu and describe the entire problem, including images if possible.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_11?sort=LastReplyDate&dir=Desc&tab=All&status=all&mod=&modAge=&advFil=&postedAfter=&postedBefore=&threadType=all&isFilterExpanded=false&page=1


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