How to Enable or Disable Collections in Microsoft Edge Chromium  

    How to Enable or Disable Collections in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    How to Enable or Disable Collections in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    29 Dec 2020
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Enable or Disable Collections 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.

    Collections is now enabled by default for Microsoft Edge build 80.0.338.0 or later.

    Microsoft designed Collections based on what you do on the web. If you’re a shopper, it will help you collect and compare items. If you’re an event or trip organizer, Collections will help pull together all your trip or event information as well as ideas to make your event or trip a success. If you’re a teacher or student, it will help you organize your web research and create your lesson plans or reports. Whatever you are doing on the web, Collections can help.

    Microsoft has been working hard to add more functionality and refine the feature over the last couple months – some of which were directly informed by your feedback.

    Here are some of the improvements Microsoft has made, based on your input:

    • Access your collections across your devices: Microsoft has added sync to Collections. Microsoft knows some of you have seen issues around sync, your feedback has been helping Microsoft improve. Microsoft knows this is an important scenario and are ready for you to try it. When you are signed into Microsoft Edge preview builds with the same profile on different computers, Collections will sync between them.
    • Open all links in a collection into a new window: Microsoft has heard you’d like an easy way to open all sites saved in a collection. Try out “Open all” from the “Sharing and more” menu to open tabs in a new window, or from the context menu on a collection to open them as tabs in the current window so you can easily pick up where you left off. Microsoft has also heard that you want an easy way to save a group of tabs to a collection. This is something that Microsoft is actively working on and are excited to share when it is ready.
    • Edit card titles: You’ve been asking for the ability to rename the titles of items in collections, so they are easier for you to understand. Now you can. To edit a title, right click and choose “Edit” from the context menu. A dialog will appear giving you the ability to rename the title.
    • Dark theme in Collections: Microsoft knows you love dark theme, and they want to make sure they provide a great experience in Collections. Microsoft has heard some feedback on notes which they have addressed. Try it out and let Microsoft know what you think.
    • “Try Collections” flyout: Microsoft understands that if you’re an active user of Collections that they were showing you the “Try Collections” flyout even though you previously used the feature. Microsoft has now tuned the flyout to be quieter.
    • Sharing a collection: You’ve told Microsoft that once you’ve collected content you want to share it with others. Microsoft has lots of work planned to better support sharing scenarios. One way you can share today is through the “Copy all” option added to the “Sharing and more” menu, or by selecting individual items and copying them via the “Copy” button in the toolbar.

    When Collections is enabled, a Collections button is added to the toolbar in Microsoft Edge that will open the Collections pane. When you open the Collections pane, you can select Start new collection and give it a name. As you browse, you can start to add content related to your collection.

    See also: Get started with Collections in Microsoft Edge | Windows Blogs

    You can use the EdgeCollectionsEnabled policy to enable or disable users to access the Collections feature, where they can collect, organize, share, and export content more efficiently and with Office integration.

    • If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can access and use the Collections feature in Microsoft Edge.
    • If you disable this policy, users can't access and use Collections in Microsoft Edge.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Collections feature in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

    You must be sign in as an administrator to enable or disable the Collections feature in Microsoft Edge.

    EXAMPLE: Collections button on toolbar in Microsoft Edge
    How to Enable or Disable Collections in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_collections.png

    Here's How:

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


    EdgeCollectionsEnabled DWORD

    (delete) = Default enabled
    1 = Always disabled

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

    2 To Enable Collections 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 4 below.



    3 To Disable Collections in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    This step will force the Collections setting to always be turned off without users being able to change this setting.
    How to Enable or Disable Collections in Microsoft Edge Chromium-disable_collections_in_microsoft_edge.png

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



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

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

    That's it,
    Shawn Brink

  1. Posts : 10,929
    Win10 x64

    This option in Experiments is no longer in the current canary. But now you can right click and hide from toolbar
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 1,773
    Windows 10 Home

    Access Denied said:
    in the current canary. .... right click and hide from toolbar

    Far easier way to get rid of but this feature is something I like to use and reason to run Canary alongside new Edge stable
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 67,403
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    Tutorial updated to work again.
      My Computers


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