In Microsoft Edge, the Address bar (Search box) always shows the placeholder text “Search or enter web address”. If you find this distracting, here is a way to remove the default placeholder text and make it appear blank.Read more
Microsoft Edge has a page zoom feature that you can configure by clicking More (the icon showing three docs) or with Ctrl + Mouse scroll like any other browser. Edge doesn’t maintain the zoom factor setting for individual websites.
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
When you start Microsoft Edge, the Start page shows the “Where to next?” search box where you can type a web address or use it to search the web using Edge’s default search engine. This is also the case for every new tab page you open — although you can show the address bar by clicking on the gray area where it’s supposed to appear. To make Microsoft Edge always show address bar on new tab pages on the top (instead of the “Where to next?” search box), this post discusses a registry edit.Read more
Microsoft Edge gets the tab grouping feature in Windows 10 Creators Update. This new feature lets you set aside a group of tabs, which you can restore later or quickly add the tab group to favorites.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, 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