How to Show the Favorites Bar in the Edge Browser

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What to Know

  • Select the Settings and more (3-dot) icon in the upper-right corner. Choose Settings in the drop-down menu.
  • Select Appearance in the left panel and set Show favorites bar to Always or Only on new tabs.
  • Add websites to the Favorites bar by choosing the Star next to the search bar and selecting Manage Favorites.

This article explains how to show the favorites bar in the Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10. It includes information on how to display favorites only by the icon.

How to View the Edge Favorites Bar

The Favorites bar in Microsoft Edge makes your bookmarked web pages more readily accessible. Located below the address field where URLs are displayed and entered, the Edge Favorites bar is hidden by default, so you must first make it visible.

To see the Favorites bar in Edge:

  1. Select the ellipses (...) in the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge and choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

    Microsoft Edge with the Settings option highlighted
  2. Select Appearance on the left side of the Settings page.

    Settings in Edge with the Appearance heading highlighted
  3. Set Show favorites bar to Always or Only on new tabs.

    The Edge Appearance settings with the Show Favorites Bar options highlighted
  4. To add websites to the Favorite bar, select the star on the right side of the search bar and then choose Manage Favorites.

    Edge with the Favorites menu and Manage Favorites option highlighted

As you add more sites to the favorites bar, the text can take up a lot of space and look cluttered. If you prefer to see icons rather than text, right-click each website and select Show icon only.

Edge with the Show Icon Only option for a bookmark highlighted

If you have favorites and bookmarks in other browsers that you want to use, import your bookmarks into Edge.

  • How do I pin my Favorites bar in Edge?

    Open your Favorites drop-down menu by selecting the star-shaped Favorites icon at the top of the screen. Look for and select the Pin icon in the top-right corner of the menu. This will make your Favorites menu stick to the right side of the browser window.

  • How do I manage the Favorites bar in my Edge browser?

    Open Settings and more, then select Favorites > More options > Manage favorites. From here you can organize and rearrange your Favorites as you see fit.

  • How do I backup my Favorites from Edge?

    In order to create a backup of your Favorites, you'll need to export them from the Edge browser and save them as their own file.

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