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    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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    04 Apr 2020
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    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium


    Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

    The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

    You can set Microsoft Edge to open a new tab (default), continue where you left off, or open a specific page or pages on startup.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the startup of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge to open a new tab, continue where you left off, or open a specific page or pages by default.


    EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge is set to "Open a new tab" by default on startup
    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_default_startup_page.jpg



    Here's How:

    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_startup-1.png

    3 Do step 4 (new tab), step 5 (continue where you left off), or step 6 (specific page or pages) below for how you want Microsoft Edge to open on startup.


    4 Set Microsoft Edge to "Open a new tab" on Startup

    This setting will open the New tab page at startup by default when you open Microsoft Edge.


    A) Click/tap on On startup in the left pane, select (dot) Open a new tab on the right side, and go to step 7. (see screenshot below)

    If you do not see a left pane, then widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.

    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_startup-2.png


    5 Set Microsoft Edge to "Continue where you left off" on Startup

    This setting will reopen the tabs from the last browsing session at startup by default when you open Microsoft Edge.


    A) Click/tap on On startup in the left pane, select (dot) Continue where you left off on the right side, and go to step 7. (see screenshot below)

    If you do not see a left pane, then widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.

    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_startup-3.png


    6 Set Microsoft Edge to "Open a specific page or pages" on Startup

    This setting will open the website(s) you specify in separate tab(s) at startup by default when you open Microsoft Edge.


    A) Click/tap on On startup in the left pane, select (dot) Open a specific page or pages on the right side. (see screenshots below)

    If you do not see a left pane, then widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


    B) If you want to add all currently open tabs to open at startup, and click/tap on the Use all open tabs button to the right of Set to all currently open tabs. (see screenshot below)

    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_startup-4.png

    C) If you want to add a new page to open at startup, click/tap on the Add a new page button to the right of Pages, enter the URL of the website and click/tap on Add. (see screenshots below)

    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_startup-5.png How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_startup-6.png

    D) If you want to delete an added page, click/tap on the More actions (3 dots) button to the right of the added page, and click/tap on Delete. (see left screenshot below)

    E) If you want to edit URL of an added page, click/tap on the More actions (3 dots) button to the right of the added page, click/tap on Edit, enter the new URL of the website and click/tap on Save. (see screenshots below)

    How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_startup-7.png How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_startup-8.png

    7 You can now close the Settings tab in Microsoft Edge if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 1,806
    W10 pro x64 Skip Ahead + Edge Dev
       #1

    @Brink I hope this isn't to OT for this thread but I'm wondering if you know of any way to stop a new tab from opening by default when you already have specific pages for Edge (Dev) to open on start up.

    I asked the question in the Edge Dev thread but haven't been able to find anything out from any sources I've looked at. I tried a reset of Edge Dev but no change.

    Post #1381 here shows what I mean:
    Microsoft Edge Insider preview builds are now ready for you to try
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,686
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @Mooly,

    It may be a bug in that version. Version 79.0.309.18 (stable) will only open the specified sites on startup for me.
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  3. Posts : 1,806
    W10 pro x64 Skip Ahead + Edge Dev
       #3

    Thanks for your thoughts on that Shawn The issue did only appear with the latest current build, all others have been fine up that point.

    Okey dokey... I'll probably sit it out and see what happens with later builds. I've reported it anyway with the feedback option on Dev browser.
      My Computer


 

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