Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    12 Dec 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10


    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    By default, Microsoft Edge allows preloading of the Start and New tab pages during Windows sign in, and each time Microsoft Edge closes. Preloading minimizes the amount of time required to start Microsoft Edge and load a new tab.

    Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, you can use a Allow Microsoft Edge to load the Start and New Tab page at Windows startup and each time Microsoft Edge is closed group policy that lets you decide whether Microsoft Edge can load the Start and New Tab page during Windows sign in and each time Microsoft Edge is closed. By default this setting is to allow preloading.

    If you allow preloading, disable, or don’t configure this policy setting, Microsoft Edge loads the Start and New Tab page during Windows sign in and each time Microsoft Edge is closed; minimizing the amount of time required to start up Microsoft Edge and to start a new tab.

    If you prevent preloading, Microsoft Edge won’t load the Start or New Tab page during Windows sign in and each time Microsoft Edge is closed.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Microsoft Edge preloading the Start and New Tab page during Windows sign in and each time Microsoft Edge is closed for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Microsoft Edge tab preloading.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading using a REG file





    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Local Group Policy Editor


    The 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 Allow Microsoft Edge to start and load the Start and New Tab page at Windows startup and each time Microsoft Edge is closed policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want.


     5. To Enable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading

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

    Not Configured is the default setting.


     6. To Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, select Prevent tab preloading in the "Options" drop menu, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. You can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader

    AllowTabPreloading DWORD

    delete = Enable
    0 = Disable


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


     2. To Enable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading

    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_Preload_Start_and_New_Tab_page_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading

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

    Disable_Preload_Start_and_New_Tab_page_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    6. When 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


  1. Geosammy's Avatar
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    Win10 Home 64 bit, Ver 1809 (OS Build 17763.134)
       14 Hours Ago #1

    I don't have these entries in my registry. Does this mean that the Edge Tab isn't Preloading?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
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       12 Hours Ago #2

    Geosammy said: View Post
    I don't have these entries in my registry. Does this mean that the Edge Tab isn't Preloading?
    Hello George,

    That would mean that the group policy is not configured so Microsoft Edge preloading is allowed by default.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Geosammy's Avatar
    Posts : 483
    Win10 Home 64 bit, Ver 1809 (OS Build 17763.134)
       12 Hours Ago #3

    @Brink
    Brink said: View Post
    Hello George,

    That would mean that the group policy is not configured so Microsoft Edge preloading is allowed by default.
    So if I run the registry file this will stop Edge?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       12 Hours Ago #4

    Geosammy said: View Post
    @Brink

    So if I run the registry file this will stop Edge?
    If you use the .reg file in step 3, it will disable the preloading.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5. Geosammy's Avatar
    Posts : 483
    Win10 Home 64 bit, Ver 1809 (OS Build 17763.134)
       12 Hours Ago #5

    @Brink
    Brink said: View Post
    If you use the .reg file in step 3, it will disable the preloading.
    Thank you for your quick response.
    I'll run the .reg file in step 3.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       12 Hours Ago #6

    You're most welcome.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7. Geosammy's Avatar
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       12 Hours Ago #7

    @Brink
    Brink said: View Post
    You're most welcome.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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