How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium  

    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    07 Dec 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar 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 keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

    The favorites bar is a toolbar in Microsoft Edge that you can add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

    You can set to always, never, or only on new tabs show the favorites bar for each individual profile in Microsoft Edge.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the favorites bar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

    Contents

    • Option One: Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge using Keyboard Shortcut
    • Option Two: Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge from Favorites Bar Menu
    • Option Three: Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge from Favorites Hub
    • Option Four: Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge from Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Five: Enable or Disable Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Favorites bar in Microsoft Edge
    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_chromium_favorites_bar.png





    OPTION ONE

    Add a Profile in Microsoft Edge from People Icon on Toolbar


    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Press the Ctrl + Shift + B keys to toggle between Always or Never show favorites bar.






    OPTION TWO

    Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge from Favorites Bar Menu


    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Right click or press and hold on the favorites bar. (see screenshot below)

    3 Click/tap on Show favorites bar, and click/tap on Always, Never, or Only on new tabs (default) for what you want.

    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_chromium_favorites_bar_menu.png






    OPTION THREE

    Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge from Favorites Hub


    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Perform one of the following actions to open the Favorites hub: (see screenshot below)

    • Press the Ctrl + Shift + O keys.
    • Click/tap on the Favorites button on the toolbar.
    • Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Favorites.

    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_chromium_favorites_hub-1.png

    3 Click/tap on the More options (3 dots) button in the Favorites hub, click/tap on Show favorites bar, and click/tap on Always, Never, or Only on new tabs (default) for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_chromium_favorites_hub-2.png






    OPTION FOUR

    Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge from Microsoft Edge Settings


    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

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

    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_chromium_favorites_bar_settings-1.png

    3 Click/tap on Appearance on the left side, and select Always, Never, or Only on new tabs (default) for what you want in the Show favorites bar drop menu under the Customize toolbar section on the right side.

    If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.

    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_chromium_favorites_bar_settings-2.png

    4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.






    OPTION FIVE

    Enable or Disable Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file


    You must be sign in as an administrator to do this option.

    This option uses the FavoritesBarEnabled policy to enable or disable the favorites bar. If you enable this policy, users will see the favorites bar. If you disable this policy, users won't see the favorites bar. If this policy is not configured, then the user can decide to use the favorites bar or not using Option One, Option Two, Option Three, or Option Four.

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

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

    FavoritesBarEnabled DWORD

    (delete) = Default
    0 = Always disabled
    1 = Always enabled


    1 Do step 2 (enable), step 3 (disable), or step 4 (default) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Force Enable Show Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Force_enable_to_always_show_favorties_bar_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    Download


    3 To Force Disable Show Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Force_disable_to_never_show_favorties_bar_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    Download


    4 Undo Force Enable or Disable Show Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Default_user_choice_to_show_favorties_bar_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    Download


    5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    8 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    9 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





  1. Posts : 184
    Windows 10 21H1 Enterprise (x64)
       #1

    Hi @Brink

    Is that possible to align folders and URLs to the right side? (If so, it would be Great! Like SS below)
    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium-ss.png
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  2. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    atinfo said:
    Hi @Brink

    Is that possible to align folders and URLs to the right side? (If so, it would be Great! Like SS below)
    How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium-ss.png
    If you have a Beta, Dev, or Can Microsoft Edge, you could pin Favorites as a pane on the right side.

    How to Pin and Unpin Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium
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  3. Posts : 184
    Windows 10 21H1 Enterprise (x64)
       #3

    Brink said:
    If you have a Beta, Dev, or Can Microsoft Edge, you could pin Favorites as a pane on the right side.

    How to Pin and Unpin Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium
    My current version is 87.0.664.57 (Official build) and I knew that (I don't like the right pane mode)! I just want to align folders and URLs to the right side in "Favorites Bar".

    Thanks
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  4. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Tutorial updated to add option 5.
      My Computers


 

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