By default, Microsoft Edge doesn’t issue a warning if you close your Microsoft Edge browser window with multiple tabs open. Sometimes we may accidentally close the browser window and wondering how to restore the session back.
You can press Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen the tabs closed during the last browser session.
Additionally, you can force Microsoft Edge to warn you when you attempt to close the browser window accidentally with multiple open tabs. Here’s how to do that.Read more
The SmartScreen Filter warns the user when running unrecognized programs or files downloaded from the internet. When you download files using Microsoft Edge, the file download is blocked if the source URL is blacklisted or the downloaded program fails the application reputation check by Microsoft SmartScreen filter.
However, Edge Chromium allows users to download the unsafe file regardless of the warning, by clicking on the “Keep” option in the Downloads flyout.
Likewise, on Microsoft Edge (legacy), every time when a file download is blocked, the following message shows up:
"filename" is unsafe to download and was blocked by SmartScreen Filter.
Still, users can download the blocked file manually by opening the Downloads panel, right-clicking on the blocked file, and choosing “Download unsafe file” option in the right-click menu.
This article explains how to prevent users from downloading the ‘unsafe’ file on Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Chromium.Read more
Sometimes, web browsers may need a complete reset — to revert to the default settings especially in the aftermath and removal of a browser-based attack, search hijack, PUA, PUP or Adware infection. We recently saw how to reset Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox manually. This post tells you how to reset Microsoft Edge completely and start afresh.Read more
Microsoft Edge (Chromium), like any other major web browser on the market, has the capability to save your tab sessions when you close the browser. You can have Edge open all the tabs from your last browsing session whenever you start it.Read more
Microsoft Edge uses the Bing search engine by default when you select a word or phrase and search via the right-click menu. This article tells you how to change Edge’s default search engine (for the address bar and context menu search) to Google.Read more
If you’ve been using desktop shortcuts to open your favorite websites, you can instead pin those websites to the Windows 10 Start menu to make your desktop clutter-free.
Moreover, pinning websites to the Start screen helps you get to those sites quickly especially when your Windows 10 device is in Tablet mode, where the Start screen occupies the full screen, covering your desktop. You can pin website shortcuts to the Windows 10 Start screen using Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox.Read more
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
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:
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