by Barry Dysert
(last updated November 7, 2016)
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 More ellipsis at the top right corner of the browser. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. The 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 View advanced settings button. At the top of the Advanced Settings page 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.
While you're there, you can also indicate what will be displayed when you click the Home button. Click the drop-down just below the slider and you'll see three choices. (See Figure 2.)
Figure 2. Home button setting.
Set this as you wish so that when you click the Home button within Edge, you'll either see the Start page, a New Tab page, or a Specific page that you can specify. (If you choose to display a Specific page, don't forget to enter the URL for the page in the text box and click the floppy-disc icon to save it.) Click in the browser anywhere off the Advanced Settings pane to dismiss it and have your settings take effect immediately. (See Figure 3.)
Figure 3. Edge's Home button
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