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How to customize the Microsoft Edge New Tab page

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The last one Microsoft Edge browser It is based on the Chromium software from Google Chrome. Both browsers share many features, including the ability to customize the New Tab page that is displayed when the browser is first launched. Here’s how to customize the page.

By default, the New Tab page will display a Bing search bar, quick links to the most visited sites, and an attraction for top news. However, there are a few things you can do to customize this page for a better Edge experience.

Change the appearance of the New Tab page

Let’s start with the appearance of the New Tab page. There are three preset styles to choose from: focused, inspirational and informative. Each offers a slightly different approach to how you view information on the New Tab page. Here’s what each preset involves:

  • In focus: The default appearance of the Edge. A minimalist approach with a Bing search bar, quick links to websites and the Microsoft News headline bar.
  • Inspiring: this look is essentially the same as Focused and looks identical, except that it offers the addition of Bing’s Picture of the Day as a New Tab background.
  • Informative: The latest design has all of the above features, but extends the Microsoft News section even further by providing a more informative approach, displaying headlines and news articles customized for you.

Launch Microsoft Edge to get started. If Edge recovers where you last stayed, you can access the New Tab page by clicking the «+» icon.

Click the + sign to open a New Tab page.

On the New Tab page, click the Settings wheel icon in the upper right corner to display the available layout of the page.

Click the Settings wheel to open the page layout selector.

Try all the designs to see which one suits your style.

Test the drawings until you find one that works.

You can customize some of the items on the New Tab page if the presets aren’t right for you. Click the Gear Settings icon and then select «Custom» from the list.

Click the Settings gear and click "Custom."

From here, you can enable or disable Quick Links, Picture of the Day, and manage how you view Microsoft News content. The only thing you can’t turn off is the Bing search bar.

Here you can switch quick links, picture of the day and content titles.

Clicking the drop-down menu under «Content» lets you manage how Microsoft News content appears at the bottom of the New Tab page. You can choose to see the content immediately when the page loads, headers only, visible in progress or not at all.

You can choose whether or not to view all Microsoft news from the drop-down menu.

If you like the image of the day, but don’t want all the extra stuff, it’s easy to turn off quick links and Microsoft News content. This way, everything you see is a new and beautiful image every day you turn on Edge.

To do this, switch «Show quick links» to the off position, then in the drop-down list under «Content», select «Content off» from the list.

If you just want to see a beautiful picture every day, with no headlines or tiles, switch "Show quick links" to Off and choose "Content off" from the drop-down menu.

Otherwise, you can turn everything off by giving yourself a true minimal view of the New Tab page.

Otherwise, turn them all off and you have a simple, minimalist view.

Customize quick links

Edge generates all the quick links that are displayed on the New Tab page of the websites you visit and automatically adds them as tiles under the search bar. You can delete, rename or add new tiles to the page in a few simple steps.

To rename a tile, click the three-point menu icon and then select «Rename» from the list.

Click the menu icon and click "Rename" to rename the tile.

Give the board a new name and click «Save» when you’re done.

Enter a name and click "Save".

To add a website to the Quick Links section, click the «+» sign in the white box.

Add a custom tile by clicking on the square with the + sign.

In the dialog that opens, enter a name and URL for the website, then click «Add» to create a new shortcut.

Enter a website name and URL, then click "Add" when you

To delete a tile, click the three-point menu icon on the tile that you want to remove, then select «Remove» from the list.

To remove a tile from the list, click the menu icon and click "Remove".

Customize your Microsoft news feed

The news feed at the bottom of the New Tab page, if you haven’t turned it off, is customizable and will only show the topics you choose. However, to get the most out of it, you’ll need to specify what your interests are so that they can display topics related to you.

On the New Tab page, click «Customize» in the headlines of the news feed.

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Browse the topics and choose the ones that interest you by clicking the «+» icon to continue and selecting the green check mark to cancel the follow-up. The changes will be updated instantly and will appear automatically after you add or remove them from your list of interests.

Click the + sign to add a topic and click the green check mark to remove the topic from the list.

Scroll to the end to switch the weather information card that appears in the «My Feed» section.

Weather information cards can be switched to the bottom of the page.

After customizing the news feed to your liking, you can continue browsing the Internet or click on any of the headlines to view the related news in your feed.

Add your own URL

You can also display your favorite website every time you open a New Tab page. This function is not built-in; you will need to install an extension from the Chrome Web Store. If you haven’t already done so, you should enable the installation of Chrome extensions on the new Edge.

Once you’ve enabled extensions from other stores, go to the Chrome Web Store for an extension called New tab redirect. Click ‘Add to Chrome’ to install the extension.

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You will need to grant some permissions to the extension before installing it. Read the permissions and click «Add extension» to complete the installation.

Read the permissions and then click "Add extension" to install the extension.

When the extension is finished installing, click the redirect icon in the new tab and then select «Extension Options.»

Click the extension icon, and then click "Extension Options" to open the settings.

If the icon is not in the extension bar, click the Menu icon, select the extension, and then click «Extension Options» to open the settings.

The extension icon can also be found in the menu.

Now, under «URL Redirection,» enter the website that you want the New Tab page to redirect to every time you open a new tab. When you’re done, click «Save.»

Enter the URL and then click "Save" to save all changes.

The next time you open a new tab, the URL you chose will open instead of the previous new tab page.

There are many others extensions of Chrome web store available that work with Microsoft Edge, but you know they weren’t tested to work in Edge. You may experience errors or other oddities when using certain Chrome extensions. Try installing one at a time to verify that there are no conflicts between the plugin and the browser before installing the next extension.Once you’ve enabled extensions from other stores, go to the Chrome Web Store for a named extension New tab redirect. Click ‘Add to Chrome’ to install the extension.

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You will need to grant some permissions to the extension before installing it. Read the permissions and click «Add Extension» to complete the installation.

Read the permissions and then click "Add extension" to install the extension.

When the extension is finished installing, click the forwarding icon on the new tab and then select «Extension Options.»

Click the extension icon, and then click "Extension Options" to open the settings.

If the icon is not in the extension bar, click the Menu icon, select the extension, and then click «Extension Options» to open the settings.

The extension icon can also be found in the menu.

Now, under «URL Redirection,» enter the website that you want the New Tab page to redirect to every time you open a new tab. When you’re done, click «Save.»

Enter the URL and then click "Save" to save all changes.

The next time you open a new tab, the URL you chose will open instead of the previous new tab page.

There are many others extensions of Chrome web store available that work with Microsoft Edge, but you know they weren’t tested to work in Edge. You may have errors or other oddities when using certain Chrome extensions. Try installing one at a time to verify that there are no conflicts between the plugin and the browser before installing the next extension.

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