Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10  

    Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    09 Oct 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


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


    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.

    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.

    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
    Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_home_button.png






    OPTION ONE

    To Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge Settings


    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_settings.jpg

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


     6. To Show Home Button that Opens with Start Page

    A) Click/tap on General on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    B) Turn on Show the home button on the right side.

    C) Select Start page in the Set your home page drop down menu.

    Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_home_button-1.jpg


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

    A) Click/tap on General on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    B) Turn on Show the home button on the right side.

    C) Select New tab page in the Set your home page drop down menu.

    Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_home_button-2.jpg


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

    A) Click/tap on General on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    B) Turn on Show the home button on the right side.

    C) Select A specific page in the Set your home page drop down menu.

    Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_home_button-3.jpg

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

    Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_home_button-4.jpg


     8. To Remove Home Button

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on General on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    B) Turn off Show the home button on the right side.

    Add or Remove Home Button in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_home_button-5.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Add or Remove Home Button using a REG file



    The downloadable .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

    Download


     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

    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. When prompted, click/tap 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



  1. bo elam's Avatar
    Posts : 635
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Thanks, Brink. As always, useful tutorial . I don't use Edge but today after updating Windows, I opened the browser to check and make sure all was well, and found MSN having problems or something. After that, I tried to change the Home page but I am totally unfamiliar with Edge Settings. Before today, I had not opened any page in Edge other than MSN, or changed any setting. I figured how to make Edge open to a favorite bookmark of mine, and thought that would also make it the Home page. But found that not being the case when I clicked the Home button.

    I was scratching my head, but figured there has to be a tutorial about this by Brink. Searched "Edge Home page tenforums" in Google and in less that 2 minutes I had your tutorial in front of my eyes with the instructions. :)

    Bo
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
    Thread Starter
       #2

    I'm glad it could help Bo. :)
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