Master Microsoft Edge browser: 10 awesome tips and tricks

Here are some of our top tips and shortcuts to get the most out of Microsoft Edge browser.

    While introducing Windows 10 OS, the Redmond giant Microsoft also introduced Microsoft Edge browser replacing the Internet Explorer. In an attempt to enhance the experience, the interface of the browser has been rewritten from the scratch.

    Master Microsoft Edge browser: 10 awesome tips and tricks

    The Edge browser is built for modern Windows user and also comes with touch functionalities too. Today, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks that you can try on your Microsoft Edge browser.


    With Edge browser, Microsoft has integrated their exclusive voice assistant Cortana to help you. Once you enabled Cortana, you have to click Cortana on the search bar on the Windows taskbar and provide the name to setup. In order to use it, you can type the question into the location bar on the Edge Window.


    This browser comes with an integrated sharing option, which can be identified with a button on the toolbar. When you tap on it, the button helps you to open a share panel. You can also increase the service by installing supported apps from the Windows store. You can also share the screenshot of the web page just by tapping the title of the page in share panel.

    Reading View

    Just like Safari in Mac's OS X, Microsoft Edge also comes with 'Reading View' functionality that removes the unnecessary content and makes them more readable. You can activate this just by clicking the reading view icon on the address bar.

    Customize Tab

    You can customize the tab on Microsoft Edge based on your preference on what you like to see when the tab is opened. You can do this clicking on the Main Menu -> Settings -> Select Open new tabs with and select your option,

    Import bookmarks

    This browser allows you to import bookmarks from other browsers including Chrome, Firefox and much more. In order to do so, you can head on to Hub button on the top right corner and then click on 'Import Favorites'.

    Reading List

    Instead of bookmarking your favorite articles, you can save them to the reading list. Whenever you want to save the link, just press the 'Star' icon at the top and navigate to 'Reading list' then click on 'Add' to add to the list.

    Change theme

    This browser mainly comes with two themes -- Light and Dark. You can select anyone that suits you better. To do this, click on the main menu -> Settings -> Theme -> Choose a theme.


    Just like Chrome, Edge also comes with Flash player to play some flash based videos on the web. You can go to settings from the main menu and then click on 'Advanced Settings'. Just select ' Use Adobe Flash Player' option and then Turn it ON/OFF.

    Home button

    In this browser, Home button is disabled by default, however, you can enable it again. To do that head on to Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Enable/disable Home button.

    Privacy settings

    To access the privacy settings, you can go to Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Privacy and Services. This tab includes various options like Save password, Save form entries, Cookies, Show suggestions and much more.


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