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
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    08 Jun 2017
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    How to Add or Remove Home Button 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.

    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.

    warning   Warning
    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

    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

    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


  1.    12 Sep 2017 #1
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    Windows 10 Home

    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.    13 Sep 2017 #2
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    I'm glad it could help Bo.
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