How to Enable or Disable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium  

    How to Enable or Disable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    How to Enable or Disable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    30 May 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Enable or Disable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium


    This tutorial is no longer valid.

    The Enable sharing page via QR Code experimental flag is no longer available.

    The QR code generator is now enabled by default in Microsoft Edge.


    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
    How to Enable or Disable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_qr_code.png



    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 enabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the 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.

    How to Enable or Disable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_enable_sharing_page_via_qr_code.png


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 96
    windows 10 64 bit home version 1903
       #1

    Uninstall it?


    we don't need it or want to see this icon taking up space on the address bar. Please say how to remove it. We do not even own a smartphone. thank you
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 17,428
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @Nubiewithatwist,

    Nubiewithatwist said:
    We don't need it or want to see this icon taking up space on the address bar. Please say how to remove it. We do not even own a smartphone. Thank you

    [1] I do NOT use MS Edge, but it there an entry in settings?
    [2] Also, one of the Tutorials here might shed some light on it => Browsers & Email

    I hope this helps.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 96
    windows 10 64 bit home version 1903
       #3

    We'll certainly give it a try; thank you!
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 96
    windows 10 64 bit home version 1903
       #4

    Please; re enable the flag so we can turn it off. Our PC is the only device we use and we do not even own a smartphone. We like having browser features we actually use. Please make it so. Thank you
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 17,428
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #5

    Nubiewithatwist said:
    We'll certainly give it a try; thank you!
    You are VERY welcome.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 2
    Windows
       #6

    There's a new flag now:
    edge://flags/#edge-share-menu
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #7

    ahmadalli said:
    There's a new flag now:
    edge://flags/#edge-share-menu
    Hello, and welcome.

    I tested with that flag disabled, but it didn't remove the QR Code button on the address bar.
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 2
    Windows
       #8

    Brink said:
    Hello, and welcome.

    I tested with that flag disabled, but it didn't remove the QR Code button on the address bar.
    Thanks :)

    It's not stopped working for me as well :|
    I disabled this flag on another device, but the share menu was gone on my other device as well. But after I saw your message, I checked the flag on the second device and it was `default`. To test the flag, I enabled it and the share menu was back. And now disabling it doesn't work :|
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #9

    ahmadalli said:
    Thanks :)

    It's not stopped working for me as well :|
    I disabled this flag on another device, but the share menu was gone on my other device as well. But after I saw your message, I checked the flag on the second device and it was `default`. To test the flag, I enabled it and the share menu was back. And now disabling it doesn't work :|
    Oh well. Maybe a new flag or setting in the future for it.
      My Computers


 

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