Everything you must know about the Microsoft Edge Bar on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC.
Microsoft began the rollout of Microsoft Edge version 98, which comes with a variety of enhancements and new features. One of the features that has been added that are new in the latest Version is Microsoft Edge Bar which is an elongated sidebar that lets users to multitask effortlessly.
Microsoft Edge Web widget was an experiment, but it was later changed into Edge Bar, which is an additional bar on the right side of the screen. It allows users to monitor the weather, read news headlines, and access their preferred websites on their desktops.
In this article we will look at what is the Microsoft’s Edge Bar, how to enable or disable it, and also how to utilize it.
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What is Edge Bar?
Microsoft Edge Bar is a feature of the Edge browser that is an e-book version of the Edge browser that is located on the right-hand side of the screen. It is like that of Microsoft News and Weather widget however it’s much more. It is able to function in conjunction with the Edge browser, or as an independent widget that shows information even while the Edge browser has closed.
Edge Bar is an MSN/Bing-powered floating window or sidebar that can be pinged or docked onto your desktop to form an element of your Windows screen. It’s a completely customizable widget that can be set to various options, allowing you to browse or use your preferred websites such as news feeds, weather, news stock prices, and much more without opening the entire browser window. It can be used as a sidebar fixed permanently on the edges of your screen or a resizable floating windows on your desktop, a bar that is search-only or a smaller version of an e-button floating on the screen.
It provides news and information feeds that are based on a variety of personal users’ interests, like technology, sports gadgets, markets, and more. Edge bar Edge bar also has an integrated Outlook, LinkedIn, and Bing buttons that let you to switch between the three apps.
How to Enable Edge Bar in Windows 11 or Windows 10
If you’d like to attach Edge Bar to your screen or launch Edge Bar right from Windows start-up, you can enable it in your Edge setting of your browser. This is how you can accomplish it.
Then, start first the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC and then click at the 3-dot (Ellipse) icon located at the top of the right-hand side of the browser window. After that, select the option ‘Settings’ in the menu dropdown.
In the left-hand side pane select the ‘Edge Bar’ tab. then , on the right there is an Edge bar settings page, where you can control it. All you have to do is click the “Open Edge bar’ button and it will open Edge bar. Edge bar.
Alternately, select the ‘Ellipse’ (…)’ icon within the Edge browser, and then click ‘More tools’ and then select the option to launch the Edge bar’.
It will either allow you to open or close the Edge bar and then pin it to the right-hand edge of your screen. If this happens, the window you are opening on your screen will automatically adjust to match the Edge bar on the screen.
You can also configure your Edge bar to open whenever your computer starts. To do this return to the Edge bar settings page within the Edge browser and toggle on the Automatically open the Edge bar whenever the computer starts’ feature.
For closing Edge bar Edge bar just click the button ‘Close’ in the lower right edge on the Edge bar.
Alternately, select the ‘Settings and More’ (gear icon) button and then select the option to close.
You can also shut off Edge bar by closing Edge bar using the right click on on the icon located in the Taskbar corner and choosing “Quit”.
How to Personalize Edge Bar Feed
You can customize the type of information, news, and updates you wish to see on Edge bar feed. You can customize the Edge Bar feed, by adding more interest in your feed as well as liking stories from news feeds.
To increase the interest in your Edge bar’s feed, and to to manage the level of interest, click on the ‘Settings and More’ option (Gear icon) and then select the ‘Settings’. To open Edge browse. To open the Edge browse, then click on the ‘Ellipse’ (…)’ icon. Then click ‘Settings’ > Edge Bar’.
After that, click the ‘Personalize’ icon right next to the Personalize the Edge menu feed.
Alternately, you can select ‘Personalize’ (Pencil icon) in the lower right corner in the Edge bar.
It will take you to your My Interests section on the MSN site where you can edit, delete and manage your preferences to customize your feed. There, you’ll find the topics that fall in various categories.
You can add more interest to the feed you are following by simply clicking on the topic.
It is also possible to add your personal subject in your interests list by searching an area within the search box beneath Discover Interests and then clicking on it.
You can also view and take action to remove your interests from the section titled Followed interests.
If you want to delete the topic you do not wish to be able to view on your newsfeed, just click the topic in the section of interests that you follow to take it off.
You can also personalize the feed you receive by liking or disliking, and blocking news stories from the news feed within the Edge bar.
If you find news or other information that you like within the Edge bar feed, simply click the “Ellipse” (…) icon in the lower right side of the news item and then select the ‘More stories similar to the one you’re seeing’ (Like) option. When you do this, the Edge bar will display more stories that are related to the topic.
If you come across an article that you don’t like or bored of, then you may disliking the story by selecting the ‘Few stories similar to this’ alternative instead.
If you want to stop news from a particular source you aren’t sure about (For instance, Fox News), you can either block or remove the news source off your list. To do this simply click on the “Ellipse” (…) icon in the lower right-hand corner of the news feed and then select the ‘Hide news from’ …’ choice.
After that, select “Hide” to confirm that you are hiding stories from the source you have chosen to hide.
This will block all stories of the chosen provider and then refresh the feed.
If you decide to change your mind and would like to see information from a source that was blocked to be displayed in the future, visit My Interests by clicking the ‘Personalize’ link after which you can uncheck the source that you wish to remove from the section titled Hidden sources.
How to Customize Edge Bar
You can personalize Edge bar by changing the Edge bar by switching the language or changing the widget’s mode and enabling or disabling auto-hide. etc.
To alter the language used for the news feed and for the Edge Bar interface Click the ‘Language’ button at the bottom, and select one of the languages by selecting a dropdown.
To hide Edge Bars to hide Edge Bar,click the “Enable autohide” button (below the gear icon) in the lower right-hand edge on the Edge bar.
The bar will not completely disappear. the bar completely, but you will still see a tiny horizontal bars (size that of the taskbar) towards the right side of the screen, as shown below. To see the complete Edge bar, simply select any one of four buttons (MSN, Bing, Outlook, LinkedIn) at the top of the bar.
To turn off auto-hide on the Edge Bar, click the icon ‘Disable autohide’ in the lower right-hand edge on Edge bar. Edge bar.
When you launch the Edge bar, it automatically fixed to the right-hand side of your Windows screen. The bar will remain attached to the edge of the screen, regardless of which application or window you are using until you close or minimize the bar. If you remove the bar it will only appear on your screen as floating icons, and it will not show an elongated button on other screens.
To remove the pin/unpin from Edge bar Edge bar from it’s Windows display,click the toggle the unpin/pin button (above the minimize button) in the lower left corner on the Edge bar.
If you remove the Edge bar it will shrink to a tiny floating button that has the icon of the Edge browser and an elongated floating window that is visible only on the desktop. It will appear in every window until you close manually Edge bar Edge bar, or reboot the computer. If you click the floating button it will display an adjustable edge bar that is floating.
If you close the tab the page will go away and can be accessed via the desktop.
If you want to change profiles or manage profiles within the Edge Click the profile icon on the bar and choose the profile. For managing profiles, select the “Profiles” option, to open the profile settings page within Edge. Edge browser.
Edge Bar Edge Bar has three different designs, including:
- Vertical layout
- Search Only layout
- Floating Button
By default by default, the Edge bar is set to a vertical layout when you start it. To alter the layout, simply click the ‘Settings and More’ option (Gear icon) and choose the layout you want to use.
If you choose the “Search only layout” choice, that’s the way Edge Bar will appear. Edge Bar will look. It will include an area for searching (powered through Bing) and a reward button, profile button settings, the close button. It’s a moveable search bar that is fixed on the desktop.
Search your query, then press Enter to display the results within Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge browser window.
To turn off or enable the floating function, simply click the ‘Settings and More button, then select the option to enable floating buttons..
If you have the floating option turned on it will show tiny floating buttons just above the corner of your taskbar whenever you reduce or remove edge bar. Edge bar. It will be visible regardless of the location you are until you close the Edge bar. If you press on the button that is floating, you’ll be able to see an adjustable Edge Bar window.
How to Use Edge Bar
Utilizing Microsoft Edge Bar is simple and simple. As a default feature, Edge Bar shows weather and stocks, the current sporting events (like Olympics), traffic and top stories, among others. After you personalize your feed, you’ll receive news and updates that are based on your personal interests as well as weather, stocks and more. If you open a feed of news it will display the news feed to the MSN website using the full Edge browser.
On the top on the Edge Bar You will be able to see the following tabs: MSN (where you will get updates and news), Bing (search engine), Outlook app, and LinkedIn application. It is easy to toggle to MSN news, Bing search and your Outlook mail, and the LinkedIn application all via the Edge bar, while simultaneously working on other tasks.
In the lower part on the left side of your bar you’ll find a refresh button as well as a ‘See More’ button. Click the refresh button for a refresh of the feed, and click the ‘See More’ button’ if you wish to view the complete content on the MSN website in its full-screen Edge browser.
If you want to search something using Google, just enter your query or the URL of a site into the top search field , then hit Enter. At present Edge bar, Edge bar will only let you search results on the Bing engine, and cannot allow you to switch the search engine.
Edge Bar Edge Bar works like a mini-browser, so when you type in your query, you’ll see the results displayed in the bar just as you would in a traditional browser. You can scroll through the results, and then select the result or website to open it within Edge Bar. Edge bar.
If the website is an adaptive layout, the website will automatically adjust to match the Edge bar’s window.
You can return on the page you were last in or to the next page by using the buttons ‘Back’ and ‘Forward’. buttons.
There is also the Home button, Refresh button, and an ‘Open in Browser’ button. To access your home page of Edge bar, click the ‘Home’ button. Edge bar, simply click the Home button.
To open the current web page or search results in the complete Microsoft Edge browser, select the final “Open in browser” button, as shown below.
You can save news or stories you enjoy in the news feeds by selecting the Save for Later’. The saved posts will be accessible in the My Saves section of the MSN profile.
Add New Tab to Edge Bar
It is also possible to add any site to the Edge Bar permanently by adding an additional tab. For instance, you could add your preferred sports website or stock site to the Edge Bar from there you can check out the latest updates on the Edge Bar Edge Bar’s website.
To add websites in Edge bar Edge bar Click the Add tab beneath the LinkedIn icon. Enter the URL and ‘Name to the tab the fields. After that, click the Add button.
After that, click on the tab you added to open the website. To delete the site out of Edge bar, click on the tab to remove it. Edge bar, simply click on the tab, then choose “Remove”.