How to Remove Microsoft Edge Tab Button in Internet Explorer?

Since the Windows 10 Creators Update, the Microsoft Edge button has been added to the Internet Explorer tab bar, next to the New Tab button. Clicking this button launches Microsoft Edge web browser.

edge button  near new tab button internet explorer

Remove Edge button in Internet Explorer Tab Bar

If you find the Edge button in the tab bar distracting and serves no purpose, you can hide it using these steps:

1. Open Internet Explorer

2. Press Alt + T to open the Tools menu

3. Click Internet Options.

4. Select the Advanced tab



5. Scroll down to the “Browsing” section and enable the following checkbox option:

Hide the button (next to the New Tab button) that opens Microsoft Edge

6. Click OK.

hide the edge button  near new tab button

7. Close Internet Explorer and reopen it. The Edge tab button should no longer show up.


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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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