Top seven Microsoft Edge tips and tricks you may not know about

Top seven Microsoft Edge tips and tricks you may not know about

With Windows 10, we now have a brand new web browser, Microsoft Edge that replaces its obsolete Internet Explorer. With the introduction of Microsoft Edge, Microsoft is now entering the intense web browser market where Google Chrome and Firefox dominate.

Microsoft Edge includes many new features like Cortana integration, a built-in reading list and digital ink annotation. However, there are many other exciting things that are now hidden inside Windows Edge you may not know about. To help you make the most of Microsoft’s new web browser, we have compiled a list of Microsoft Edge tips and tricks.

  1. Customize Start Page

Start Page always shows up every time you launch Microsoft Edge on your computer. If you find it boring, you can easily customize it to your liking. To do this, all you have to do is to click on the Main Menu on the top right corner of the screen and select Settings from the drop-down menu.


While you are in the Settings page, you will be presented with option to customize your Start Page under the heading “Open Microsoft Edge with”. From here, you will find many other options like New tab page, Previous page and A specific page or pages.

  1. Customize new Tab in Microsoft Edge


Microsoft Edge now allows you to customize what you wish to do every time you open a new Tab. To do this, you can click on the Main Menu on the top right corner, head to Settings and select Open news tabs with and choose your option.

  1. Import bookmarks and Favorites from other web browsers


With Windows 10, Microsoft has added one of the greatest features to its web browser, which is Microsoft Edge’s ability to import Favorites and Bookmarks from other web browsers like Firefox, Chrome and even Internet Explorer. To do this, you can click on the “Hub” button and choose “Import favorites”. On the next page, you simple select the browser from which you want to import Favorites and click on “Import”.


  1. Reading View


Microsoft Edge includes an exciting feature called Reading View that helps remove distracting advertisements, allowing for more comfortable reading experience. It is really a worthwhile addition if you are one of those who frequently read articles online. To enable this feature, you are supposed to click on the “Book” icon on the top-right corner of the Address Bar. Make sure that ME finishes loading your webpage before enabling the feature

  1. Create Reading lists on Microsoft Edge


Normally, you need to save a webpage for further reading to Bookmarks. However, on Microsoft Edge, you can create a reading list that contains all your articles. To do this, click on “Hub” button, select “Reading list” and click on “Add” to add article to the list.

  1. Share a Link or a screenshot

On Microsoft Edge, you can share a webpage with any social media site as long as you have that social media’s app installed on your computer. For example, you are supposed to install Twitter on your computer if you want to share a specific web page there.


To do this, click on “Share” button next to the Main menu and select the social media site where you want to share your webpage. If you’d like to share a screenshot of a webpage, you need to click on the name of the webpage and select “Screenshot”.

  1. Annotate a web page


Microsoft Edge now allows you to write, highlight certain parts, suggest changes on a webpage and share it via social media site. To do this, all you have to do is to click on the “Pen and Paper” icon on the top right corner of the screen of the Address Bar. This will bring up the options to annotate the page. From here, you can write anything you want. After that, select “Save”, “Share” or “Exit”.


These are seven tips and tricks that help you take full advantage of Microsoft Edge. If you know another good feature of the Edge that has not been mentioned above, let us know in the comments section below.

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