There are several third-party extensions out there to copy webpage title and address, for browsers like Chrome, Firefox and others. Here is a neat trick to add your own Copy Title & URL bookmarklet for Microsoft Edge.Read more
Microsoft Edge by default uses Bing search when you search from the address bar. If you want to change the default search engine/provider in Edge, you can do so via Edge’s settings.Read more
This page lists some of the command-line switches for the new Microsoft Edge (chromium) browser.
This post tells you how to delete all the bookmarks or favorites in the Microsoft Edge web browser.
Instructions for Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser
In the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser, here is how to delete your entire bookmarks/favorites:
- Open Microsoft Edge
- Click on the “Settings and More” icon (the icon showing three dots), click Favorites, Manage Favorites.
(Alternatively, you can launch the address
edge://favorites/directly to open the Manage Favorites dialog.)
- Click on an item in the right panel to set the focus on it.
- Press Ctrl+A keys to select all bookmarks.
- Click on the Delete button that appears above.
- Open Microsoft Edge and open the following link:
- Note down the Profile path. For example, it may be something like:
- Close all instances of Microsoft Edge
- Open the profile path in File Explorer
- Delete or rename the file named
Bookmarks. This file contains your entire favorites.
This removes all the bookmarks (for that particular profile) in Microsoft Edge Chromium.
Instructions for the old Microsoft Edge browser
The old Microsoft Edge browser doesn’t provide an option to bulk delete favorites, but you can clear all your favorites by deleting the
spartan.edb file in Edge’s store folder for your user profile. Here is how to do that.Read more
In your Windows computer, File Explorer may not display PDF thumbnails, and instead, show only the default icon assigned for PDF files. This might happen even if you have the option Always show icons, never thumbnails unchecked in the View tab of the Folder Options dialog.
Also, in Microsoft Outlook you’ll see the error when viewing emails that contain PDF file attachments:
The file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it
This article tells you how to enable PDF thumbnails as well as the PDF preview capability (for the Preview pane) in File Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. The first method (PowerToys) works whether or not you’re using a third-party PDF viewer (e.g., Adobe PDF Reader or Foxit Reader).