Enable Warning on Closing Multiple Tabs in Microsoft Edge

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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

Microsoft Edge – Prevent Download of Unsafe Files Blocked by SmartScreen Filter

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“Download Unsafe File” option exists by default.

This article explains how to prevent users from downloading the ‘unsafe’ file on Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Chromium.Read more

Microsoft Edge: Always Show Address Bar on New Tab Pages

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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