How to Pin or Unpin History Pane 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.

There is a history button option for the toolbar in Microsoft Edge.

Clicking on the history button will open a History panel allowing you to view and open all, recently closed, and tabs from other devices from your browsing history. You can also manage your browsing history and clear browsing data from this History panel. The History panel can also be pinned to the right side of Microsoft Edge.

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This tutorial will show you how to pin and unpin the History pane in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

The history button is currently only available as part of controlled feature roll-outs in the Dev and Canary channels of Microsoft Edge, so not everyone will have this feature yet.

The history button will always show on the toolbar while the History pane is pinned to the right side of Microsoft Edge even if you turned off showing the history button.

The History pane will automatically unpin when you close Microsoft Edge.



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OPTION ONE

Pin History Pane in Microsoft Edge


This is the default setting.


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

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

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

How to Pin or Unpin History Pane in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_pin_history-1.png

3 Click/tap on the Pin button in the History panel. (see screenshot below)

How to Pin or Unpin History Pane in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_pin_history-2.png






OPTION TWO

Unpin History Pane in Microsoft Edge


1 Click/tap on the Close (X) button at the top right corner of the History pane to unpin it. (see screenshot below)

How to Pin or Unpin History Pane in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_unpin_history.png


That's it,
Shawn