It’s no secret that, if given the choice, many users would elect to use Google Chrome over Microsoft Edge. To remedy this, Microsoft has adjusted Edge to be more customizable to the user’s preferences. For this week’s tip, we’ll look at how these features and settings can be set up.
Changing the Default Search Engine
Seeing as Edge is a Microsoft product, it only makes sense that Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, would be the default search engine that Edge leverages. If you prefer using Google, or any other search engine that uses OpenSearch, there is a way to switch it to the default Edge search engine.
Bringing Back the Home Button
While most browsers have the option to return to your homepage via a Home button, that button is hidden in Edge. However, you can reactivate this button, as well as change your default homepage in Edge.
Editing the New Tab Page
Speaking of tabs, you can also customize what you’re looking at when a new tab is opened.
Previewing Currently Open Tabs
If you’ve ever had so many tabs open that you can’t remember what is on which, this feature will be particularly handy for you. Edge offers a thumbnail preview of what is on each tab.
Preserving Your Tabs
Business often requires jumping from one task to another, which means that a clean slate is necessary, but what if you don’t want to sacrifice the tabs you were using on the task that you’ll ultimately be returning to? Edge offers the ability to save your tabs.
So, if you don’t normally use Edge, are these new features enough for you to give it a try? If you do use Edge, what other features would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!
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