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How to Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

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Microsoft Edge is a new web browser added in Windows 10, and will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

Microsoft Edge includes a home button that you can add or remove from the toolbar. When you click/tap on the home button, it will take you the site you specify when turned on.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a home button that opens a home page you set in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

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Changing your DPI scaling level above 115% in Windows can sometimes cause the home button to no longer show in Microsoft Edge.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge Settings
  • Option Two: To Add or Remove Home Button using a REG file



EXAMPLE: Home button in Microsoft Edge
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Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
To Add or Remove Home Button 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. Click/tap on the View advanced settings button at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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4. Do step 5 (Add - Start page), step 6 (Add - New tab page), step 7 (Add - Specific page), or step 8 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Show Home Button that Opens with Start Page

A) Turn on Show the home button, and select Start page in the drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

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 6. To Show Home Button that Opens with New Tab Page

A) Turn on Show the home button, and select New tab page in the drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

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 7. To Show Home Button that Opens with a Specific Page

A) Turn on Show the home button, and select A specific page in the drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

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B) Enter a URL you want, and click/tap on the Save (floppy disc) icon. (see screenshots below)

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 8. To Remove Home Button

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Turn off Show the home button. (see screenshot below)

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Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
To Add or Remove Home Button using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will modify the DWORD values in the registry key below.

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

HomeButtonEnabled DWORD

0 = remove
1 = add

HomeButtonPage DWORD

about:start = Start page
about:tabs = New tab page


1. Do step 2 (Add - Start page), step 3 (Add - New tab page), or jump=option2s4]step 4[/jump] (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Show Home Button that Opens with Start Page

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Show_Home_Button_with_Start_page_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

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 3. To Show Home Button that Opens with New Tab Page

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Show_Home_Button_with_New_tab_page_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


 4. To Remove Home Button

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Remove_Home_Button_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download

5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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

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



That's it,
Shawn