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How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge about:flags Page in Windows 10

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Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

The about:flags page is used to change developer settings and enable experimental features in Microsoft Edge. These experimental features may change, experience bugs, or be removed at any time.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable access to the about:flags page in Microsoft Edge for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable access to the about:flags page in Microsoft Edge.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge about:flags Page using Group Policy
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge about:flags Page using a REG file


EXAMPLE: "about:flags" page in Microsoft Edge
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Microsoft Edge about:flags Page - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Microsoft Edge about:flags Page - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge about:flags Page using Group Policy

Note   Note
Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two below.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Microsoft Edge

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3. In the right pane of Microsoft Edge in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Prevent access to the about:flags page in Microsoft Edge policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable about:flags Page in Microsoft Edge

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable about:flags Page in Microsoft Edge

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Microsoft Edge about:flags Page - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Microsoft Edge about:flags Page - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge about:flags Page using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main

PreventAccessToAboutFlagsInMicrosoftEdge DWORD

(delete) = Enable
1 = Disable


1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable about:flags Page in Microsoft Edge

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Microsoft_Edge_about-flags_page.reg

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 3. To Disable about:flags Page in Microsoft Edge

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Microsoft_Edge_about-flags_page.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn