Displaying the Home Button in Microsoft Edge

Written by Barry Dysert (last updated July 6, 2020)

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If you're fairly new to Microsoft Edge you may have just realized that, by default, it does not display a Home button. Evidently during Microsoft's field-testing there were many who considered having a Home button a waste of real estate. Fortunately, there is a simple way to display the Home button if you so choose.

Click on the Settings and More ellipsis at the top right corner of the browser. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. The Settings and More ellipsis.

Edge displays a drop-down a menu on which you should click Settings. (It is at the bottom of the menu.) In the resulting window, click the Menu button (three horizontal bars to the right of Settings in the top left corner of the window). Click the Appearance link from the resulting menu options. (See Figure 2.)

Figure 2. The Appearance options on the Edge Settings window.

Near the middle of the window is a slider that indicates whether you want the Home button on or off. Assuming it's off, click the slider, and it will toggle to be on.

You can indicate what will be displayed when you click the Home button. Set this as you wish so that when you click the Home button within Edge, you'll either see a New Tab page or a Custom page that you can specify by entering in the URL for the page in the text box. Windows immediately displays the Home button at the top of the browser window. (See Figure 3.)

Figure 3. Edge's Home button

 This tip (13492) applies to Windows 10.

Author Bio

Barry Dysert

Barry has been a computer professional for over 35 years, working in different positions such as technical team leader, project manager, and software developer. He is currently a software engineer with an emphasis on developing custom applications under Microsoft Windows. When not working with Windows or writing Tips, Barry is an amateur writer. His first non-fiction book is titled "A Chronological Commentary of Revelation." ...

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What is three less than 3?

2020-07-06 06:29:09

Joe Calderone

In the new version of Edge Home is already shown and there is no option in settings>appearance to turn it off.


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