How to Change Microsoft Edge Web Widget Layout View in Windows 10


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.

The Microsoft Edge Web widget allows you to easily access information thatís important to you. Quickly check in on the latest headlines, weather, sports, and more in a way thatís easy to observe at-a-glance and without the distraction of switching between apps, websites and devices.

If you turn on the Web widget, it will remain open even if you close Microsoft Edge until you close the Web widget.

You can choose the view that best suits your needs for the Web widget. Quickly switch between a dashboard, vertical or search only layout. Then move and resize the Web widget as you desire.

See also: Get started with the Web widget | Microsoft News Blog

This tutorial will show you how to change the Microsoft Edge Web widget layout view for your account in Windows 10.

The Web widget is currently only available as part of controlled feature roll-outs in the Microsoft Edge Canary channel, so not everyone will have this feature yet.



EXAMPLE: Web widget with default dashboard, vertical, and search only layouts
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Here's How:

1 Open the Microsoft Edge Web widget.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (gear) icon in the Web widget, and click/tap on Dashboard layout, Vertical layout (default), or Search only layout for which view you want. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink