Microsoft Edge

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How to Enable or Disable Focus Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

If wanted, you can enable the Focus Mode flag for an experimental feature that allows you to switch a specific tab to Focus Mode in Microsoft Edge for a simplified interface.

When the Focus Mode feature is enabled, you can right click on a tab in Microsoft Edge, and click/tap on Focus this tab to switch that tab to Focus Mode.

To remove a tab from Focus Mode, you can click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots button, and click/tap on Open in Microsoft Edge to restore the tab back to the Microsoft Edge window you switched to Focus Mode from.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Focus Mode feature in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Favorites Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

By default, a Favorites button is on the toolbar in Microsoft Edge allowing you easy access to manage and open your favorites.

You can set to hide or show the favorites button for each individual profile in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the favorites button on the toolbar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

The favorites bar is a toolbar in Microsoft Edge that you can add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

You can set to always, never, or only on new tabs show the favorites bar for each individual profile in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the favorites bar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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Turn On or Off Always Use Strict Tracking Prevention when Browsing InPrivate in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

When you browse InPrivate, Microsoft Edge will delete your browsing history, cookies, and site data, as well as passwords, addresses, and form data when you close all InPrivate windows.

Trackers are used on websites to collect data about your browsing behavior. Trackers collect data about how you interact with a site, content you click on and other interesting info about your browsing. They also provide functionality to websites like enabling comments sections, sharing articles to social media, and personalizing ads.

Some of these trackers collect data about you across multiple sites. For example, ExampleTracker could track you while you navigate to your favorite shopping site and news site. This why sometimes it feels like an ad is following you around the web.

Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block trackers. Microsoft puts you in control to decide what trackers to block. You can choose from three levels of tracking prevention – Basic, Balanced, and Strict. Balanced is selected as the default. Each option blocks potentially harmful trackers – trackers detected as cryptomining or fingerprinting.

Starting with at least Microsoft Edge version 80.0.334.3 at higher, you can turn on to always use Strict tracking prevention when browsing InPrivate no matter your current tracking prevention level.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always use Strict tracking prevention when browsing InPrivate in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add and Remove Tracking Prevention Exceptions for Sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Trackers are used on websites to collect data about your browsing behavior. Trackers collect data about how you interact with a site, content you click on and other interesting info about your browsing. They also provide functionality to websites like enabling comments sections, sharing articles to social media, and personalizing ads.

Some of these trackers collect data about you across multiple sites. For example, ExampleTracker could track you while you navigate to your favorite shopping site and news site. This why sometimes it feels like an ad is following you around the web.

Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block trackers. Microsoft puts you in control to decide what trackers to block. You can choose from three levels of tracking prevention – Basic, Balanced, and Strict. Balanced is selected as the default. Each option blocks potentially harmful trackers – trackers detected as cryptomining or fingerprinting.

While preventing trackers is great for your privacy, you might want to create exceptions for certain trusted websites and turn off tracking prevention. This will allow all trackers on those sites, including potentially harmful ones.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove tracking prevention exceptions for specific websites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Trackers are used on websites to collect data about your browsing behavior. Trackers collect data about how you interact with a site, content you click on and other interesting info about your browsing. They also provide functionality to websites like enabling comments sections, sharing articles to social media, and personalizing ads.

Some of these trackers collect data about you across multiple sites. For example, ExampleTracker could track you while you navigate to your favorite shopping site and news site. This why sometimes it feels like an ad is following you around the web.

Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block trackers. Microsoft puts you in control to decide what trackers to block. You can choose from three levels of tracking prevention – Basic, Balanced, and Strict. Balanced is selected as the default. Each option blocks potentially harmful trackers – trackers detected as cryptomining or fingerprinting.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or turn off tracking prevention and change tracking prevention level in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Open New InPrivate Browsing Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Microsoft Edge will delete your browsing history, cookies, and site data, as well as passwords, addresses, and form data when you close all InPrivate windows.

This tutorial will show you how to open a new InPrivate browsing window in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Sync for Profile in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

You can sign in to a profile in Microsoft Edge with your Microsoft account or your work/school account.

When you sign in to a profile, you can turn on sync for the profile to have Microsoft Edge can sync your history, favorites, passwords, and other browser data across all your signed-in devices.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off sync and change sync settings for a profile in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Fullscreen Dropdown in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

If wanted, you can enable the Enable Fullscreen Dropdown flag for an experimental feature that drops down browser frame during browser fullscreen.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to drop down the window frame when in F11 full screen mode in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Profile Picture in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The Chromium based Microsoft Edge supports having multiple profiles each having their own individual identities, favorites, settings, and extensions. Profiles in Microsoft Edge are like the profiles for accounts in Windows, but on a browser level instead.

You can sign in to a profile with your Microsoft account, your work/school account, or stay signed out of the profile for it to just be a local profile. When you sign in to a profile with a Microsoft account, you can turn on to have Microsoft Edge sync your history, favorites, passwords, and other browser data across all devices you are signed in to a profile in Microsoft Edge with the same account.

This tutorial will show you how to change a profile picture in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Name of Profile in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The Chromium based Microsoft Edge supports having multiple profiles each having their own individual identities, favorites, settings, and extensions. Profiles in Microsoft Edge are like the profiles for accounts in Windows, but on a browser level instead.

You can sign in to a profile with your Microsoft account, your work/school account, or stay signed out of the profile for it to just be a local profile. When you sign in to a profile with a Microsoft account, you can turn on to have Microsoft Edge sync your history, favorites, passwords, and other browser data across all devices you are signed in to a profile in Microsoft Edge with the same account.

When you add a profile to Microsoft Edge and do not sign in to the profile with a Microsoft account or work/school account, Profile # will be its name by default.

If you add a profile to Microsoft Edge and do sign in to the profile with a Microsoft account or work/school account, Personal # will be its name by default.

This tutorial will show you how to change the name of a profile in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add a Profile in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The Chromium based Microsoft Edge supports having multiple profiles each having their own individual identities, favorites, settings, and extensions. Profiles in Microsoft Edge are like the profiles for accounts in Windows, but on a browser level instead.

You can sign in to a profile with your Microsoft account, your work/school account, or stay signed out of the profile for it to just be a local profile. When you sign in to a profile with a Microsoft account, you can turn on to have Microsoft Edge sync your history, favorites, passwords, and other browser data across all devices you are signed in to a profile in Microsoft Edge with the same account.

Profiles can be useful if you wanted to share access to your Microsoft Edge browser with another user (ex: family member), or to keep your work and personal browsing separate.

Microsoft Edge will start you off with a single profile by default.

If you have more than one profile added in Microsoft Edge, you will be able to quickly switch between existing profiles.

If you have more than one profile added in Microsoft Edge, the Microsoft Edge icon on the taskbar will have the current profile’s picture icon overlaid on it. This allows you to easily know which profile is used for that Microsoft Edge when opened if you would like to pin to taskbar multiple Microsoft Edge icons for different profiles.

This tutorial will show you how to add one or more profiles to your Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change New Tab Page Layout in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

By default, when you open a new tab in Microsoft Edge, you see a Bing search bar, Bing image of the day as the background, quick links as tiles of your most visited sites, and Bing news content visible to scroll.

This tutorial will show you how to change the New Tab page layout to customize how you want it to appear in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Microsoft Edge includes a Home button that you can add or remove from the toolbar.

When you click/tap on the Home button or press the Alt + Home keys, it will open the New tab page or a site you specified in the current tab depending on what you set below.

This tutorial will show you how to add and change or remove the Home button on the toolbar of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

You can set Microsoft Edge to open a new tab (default), continue where you left off, or open a specific page or pages on startup.

This tutorial will show you how to change the startup of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge to open a new tab, continue where you left off, or open a specific page or pages by default.

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How to Turn On or Off Ask Where to Save in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Microsoft Edge will automatically save items you want to download into your C:\Users\(username)\Downloads (%UserProfile%\Downloads) folder by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to always ask where to save each file before downloading in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Microsoft Edge will save items you want to download into your C:\Users\(username)\Downloads folder by default.

This tutorial will show you how to change the downloads folder default location for where to save in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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Enable Microsoft Edge (Edge HTML) and Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) side-by-side in Windows 10

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Microsoft has also introduced a new Microsoft Edge logo that is designed to capture the waves of innovation that they plan to bring to you.

Currently, the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge web browser is only available to download and install as a Microsoft Edge Insider. General availability to the public is expected to be on January 15, 2020 in more than 90 languages.

If you download and install the Microsoft Edge Stable (Chromium-based) in Windows 10, it will replace the old Microsoft Edge (Edge HTML) version by default.

If you would like to be able to run both the old Microsoft Edge (Edge HTML) and new Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) side-by-side, you can enable the Allow Microsoft Edge Side by Side browser experience group policy to do so.

When this policy is “Enabled”, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) and Microsoft Edge (Edge HTML) can run side-by-side after Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) is installed.

This tutorial will show you how to enable allowing the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) and old Microsoft Edge (Edge HTML) to run side-by-side for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Change Microsoft Edge Chromium Theme to Light or Dark Mode

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Microsoft has also introduced a new Microsoft Edge logo that is designed to capture the waves of innovation that they plan to bring to you.

Currently, the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge web browser is only available to download and install as a Microsoft Edge Insider. General availability to the public is expected to be on January 15, 2020 in more than 90 languages.

The new Microsoft Edge will be supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

You can change the theme in Microsoft Edge to a light mode or dark mode for all profiles.

This Microsoft Edge theme does not get applied to the pages of websites, but you can separately enable or disable dark mode for all websites.

This tutorial will show you how to change the theme in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge to a light mode or dark mode.

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How to Export Favorites to HTML file from Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Microsoft has also introduced a new Microsoft Edge logo that is designed to capture the waves of innovation that they plan to bring to you.

Currently, the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge web browser is only available to download and install as a Microsoft Edge Insider. General availability to the public is expected to be on January 15, 2020 in more than 90 languages.

The new Microsoft Edge will be supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge allows you to easily export all of your favorites to a HTML file as a backup that can be used to import your favorites into a web browser.

This tutorial will show you how to export all your favorites from the Chromium based Microsoft Edge to a HTML file.

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