Turn On or Off Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off the Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off the Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    The favorites bar is a toolbar in Microsoft Edge that you can add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the favorites bar to show in Microsoft Edge for your user account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Starting in in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565, your favorites in Microsoft Edge are now stored in an ESE database file instead of the previous Favorites folder.

    Code:
    (ESE database location)
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DataStore

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Favorites Bar using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge
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    Turn On or Off Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Settings

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Under Favorites bar, turn On (default) or Off Show the favorites bar for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Turn On or Off Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Favorites Bar using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below make changes to the registry DWORD value in the key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\LinksBar

    Enabled DWORD

    0 = off
    1 = on


    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn Off Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Favorites_Bar_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    download


     3. To Turn On Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Favorites_Bar_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    27 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Shawn I know I am throwing a alot of stuff right niw but can the favourite bar titles be minimised like 7?
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  2.    27 Jul 2015 #2
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    Hey John,

    It's no bother. I haven't seen an option for that yet though.
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  3.    27 Jul 2015 #3
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    7 and 10 on various machines

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey John,

    It's no bother. I haven't seen an option for that yet though.
    Ok mate sorry to be a nuisance again but I have real problems with the laptop install and just found Kaspersky is compatible yet
    Apart from that the Sandy Bridge is flying and am getting quite used to is now - thanks to your encouragement
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  4.    24 Apr 2016 #4
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    Hello Shawn I have taken the easy route by just upgrading a plain install of 7 Pro and I am not going to add my email or a lot of programs to it until I am sure of finding my way around.

    Two things I want to ask is having set the favourites bar is there a way of minimizing the pasted favourite on that bar like we do in 7?

    The other is using Classic Shell going to mess with the system too much as I am still not overly keen on the "app/panel look" for example it seems to be a convoluted way around to open Control panel just to what Programs and features I have - if there is such a thing now?
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  5.    24 Apr 2016 #5
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    Hey John,

    You could have favorites in folders on the Favorites bar if you like.

    How to Create or Delete Folder from Microsoft Edge Favorites Bar in Windows 10

    I don't use Classic Shell though since I try to keep my system at default for tutorial purposes.
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  6.    24 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
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    7 and 10 on various machines

    Ok Shawn I will try Classic Shell as I really cannot get used to the panel views and another little problem is that I installed Chrome because the Edge search screen has too may "things" going on in it but opening it (Chrome) from the taskbar icon presents me with an annoying bar along the top of the Chrome screen with a search panel in it and I cannot get rid of it.

    But it certainly appears to be quicker than the 7 install and I will keep persevering plus I must look to see if you have done an optimise tutorial for it as that is my bible in 7

    Oops sorry mate just found it must have been too tired last night
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  7.    24 Apr 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
    but opening it (Chrome) from the taskbar icon presents me with an annoying bar along the top of the Chrome screen with a search panel in it and I cannot get rid of it.
    Can you post a screenshot of that John?
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  8.    24 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
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    7 and 10 on various machines

    I'll try Derek when I get home as I am away at the moment on my 7 machine and I have to relearn how to post screen shots again as it is quite different I remember from the 7 method
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