How to Add URL to a Start Tile Layout Which Opens Using the Default Browser

Had a requirement to add webpage links to a Start Tile Layout, but found that *.URL files wouldn’t work.

The solution is to use explorer.exe as the launching application. Just like typing into the file explorer address bar, creating a shortcut with explorer.exe as the program and as the parameter works like a charm.

You can of course change the icon too.

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