How to Add or Remove Home Button 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.

Microsoft has also introduced a new Microsoft Edge logo that is designed to capture the waves of innovation that they plan to bring to you.

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.

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Microsoft Edge includes a Home button that you can add or remove from the toolbar.

When you click/tap on the Home button or press the Alt + Home keys, it will open the New tab page or a site you specified in the current tab depending on what you set below.

This tutorial will show you how to add and change or remove the Home button on the toolbar of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.


EXAMPLE: Home button on toolbar in Microsoft Edge
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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)

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3 Do step 4 (add/change) or step 5 (remove) below for what you want.


4 To Add Home button to Toolbar, and Change what Home button Opens

A) Click/tap on Appearance in the left pane, turn on Show home button on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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

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B) If you want the Home button to open the New tab page, select (dot) New tab page, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)

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C) If you want the Home button to open a specified site, select (dot) the Enter URL field, type the URL address of the site you want, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)

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5 To Remove Home button from Toolbar

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on Appearance in the left pane, turn off Show home button on the right side, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)

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

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


That's it,
Shawn