How to Enable or Disable QR Code Generator 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.

Starting with the latest Microsoft Edge Canary version, you can enable the Enable sharing page via QR Code experimental flag that enables right-click UI to share the page's URL via a generated QR Code.

You can download the QR Code and/or scan the QR code with your smartphone to share the page's URL.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to generate a QR Code for the URL of an open page in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

To scan the QR code, you can use a QR scanner app on your phone, or some camera apps.


EXAMPLE: QR code for URL of open page in Microsoft Edge
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Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#sharing-qr-code-generator into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Enable sharing page via QR Code drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply.

4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn