How to Pin or Unpin Microsoft Edge Web Widget 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 pin the Web widget to the left or right side of your screen when using the vertical layout.

While the Web widget is pinned, it will always be on top. If needed, you can enable autohide while pinned to hover over the side of your screen to access the Web widget.

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

This tutorial will show you how to pin or unpin the Microsoft Edge Web widget to the screen 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.



Contents

  • Option One: Pin Web widget to Left or Right Side of Screen
  • Option Two: Unpin Web widget from Left or Right Side of Screen






OPTION ONE

Pin Web widget to Left or Right Side of Screen


1 Open the Microsoft Edge Web widget.

2 Perform one of the following actions to pin the Web widget: (see screenshots below)

  • Drag the Web widget to the left or right side of the screen, and release when the pointer is on the screen border to have it snap and pin.
  • Drag and drop the Web widget to the left or right side of the screen, and click/tap on the Pin button in the Web widget.

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OPTION TWO

Unpin Web widget from Left or Right Side of Screen


1 Perform one of the following actions to unpin the Web widget: (see screenshots below)

  • Click/tap on the Unpin button in the Web widget.
  • Drag the pinned Web widget away from the left or right side of the screen until unpinned, and drop the Web widget where you like on the screen.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink