Microsoft Edge’s design has become more chic and minimal after the update. But the only problem with the updated design is that its toolbar doesn’t come with the standard home button.
When you will install the Edge home button will not appear by default due to some inbuilt setting. You would have to manually add the home button to the display. Here’s the guide for how to add or remove the home button in Microsoft Edge. You can follow it step by step to do it in no time.
Let’s get right into it:
Use browser settings
You can add or remove the home button in Microsoft Edge just by going to its settings. You can modify the appearance of your page by using browser settings.
1. Launch Microsoft and click on the three-dotted menu on the right top corner.
2. Go to settings from the context menu.
3. Go to the start home and new tabs section on the left side.
4. Scroll down and find the Home button section.
5. Switch the toggle on the Show home button on the toolbar.
6. You can choose the New tab page or URL option; it will open the new tab whenever you hit the home button.
Use the Registry Editor
If for some reason you are unable to edit the home button by using browser settings, you can use the registry editor. Windows depend on the registry editor to keep track of important information, that’s why inserting incorrect information can cause some serious malfunctions to your system. Be very careful while using the registry editor. Create a backup registry just to be on the safe side.
Log into Windows as an administrator before starting with the following steps:
1. Press Windows + R key simultaneously to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type regedit in the open bar and press Enter. If User Account Control (UAC) warning shows up, click on Yes. This will open the registry editor.
3. Select File and then choose Export.
4. Select All under Export range when the new windows open. Type the name of your backup and click Save.
5. After successfully backing up, go back to the registry editor.
6. Navigate to the following location:
7. Registry will most likely not have a Microsoft Edge key, you will have to create a new one. If it already has one, move on to the next step.
- Right-click on the Microsoft key and select the New > Key option. Rename this key as Edge.
- Select the Edge folder by double-clicking on it.
- Then, Right-click in the empty space on the right pane, New > DWORD (32-bit) value option. Rename it to ShowHomeButton.
- Double-click on ShowHomeButton and undervalue data, type 1 to enable, and type 0 to disable the home button.
- Once done, click Ok to save changes.
Use Group Policy Editor
If you don’t want to take the risk of using a registry editor, you can use the group policy editor to add or remove the home button on MS Edge. Group policy editor is for administrators to edit the policies on their system. You can also use it to complete your desired task by following these steps:
- Visit Microsoft’s official website using any web browser.
- Scroll down to the version details of Microsoft Edge.
- Click on the Get Policy Files button to download the files.
- Once the download is done, extract the downloaded file and open the folder.
- Navigate to the following address in the folder:
- Copy the msedge.admx and msedge.adml files and paste them in the C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions folder.
7. Restart your system, after copy-pasting the files.
8. After the restart, press the Windows + R key simultaneously to open the Run dialog box.
9. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter. It will open Group Policy Editor.
10. Navigate to the following location:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Edge\Startup, the home page, and new tab page\
11. Double-click on the Show Home button on the toolbar option in the right side section.
12. Select Enable/Disable to choose the option of your choice.
13. Click Apply to save changes.
We hope this guide help to answer your question of how to add or remove the home button on Microsoft. If you still have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.