How to Display the Edge Favorites Bar

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If you are a Microsoft Edge user who stores your most frequently visited websites in the Favorites, then you probably access that interface quite often. A way to make those sites even more easily accessible is through the Favorites bar.

The Favorites bar in Edge is located below the address bar for quick access to your favorite websites. However, it's hidden by default and needs to be visible in order to use it.

Note: Microsoft Edge is only available to Windows 10 users. All other versions of Windows use Internet Explorer by default, but might instead have third-party browsers that store favorites too, like Chrome, Firefox, or Opera - those browsers require different instructions for displaying bookmarks/favorites.

How to Show the Favorites Bar in Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.

    Tip: You can even open Edge through the Run dialog box with the microsoft-edge:// command.
  2. Click or tap the Settings and more menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the program (represented by three horizontally placed dots).
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. Under the Favorites bar section, toggle the Show the favorites bar option to the On position.

    Tip: If you don't want the text of the favorites to show in the Favorites bar (which can take up extra space and look cluttered), also turn on the option to Show only icons on the favorites bar.
  1. The Favorites bar is now visible in Edge, just below the address bar where URLs are shown.

See How to Import Browser Favorites Into Microsoft Edge if you need help using bookmarks and favorites from other browsers, in Microsoft Edge.