Learn to Make the Favorites Bar Show Up in Microsoft's Edge Browser

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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 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. You need to set it to be visible to use it.

Microsoft Edge is only available to Windows 10 users. All other versions of Windows use Internet Explorer by default. They may also have third-party browsers that store favorites too, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Those browsers require different instructions for displaying bookmarks and favorites.

How to Show the Favorites Bar in Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser. You can 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 corner of the program. The button is represented by three aligned 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. 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, turn on the option to Show only icons on the favorites bar.

The Favorites bar is now visible in Edge just below the address bar where URLs are displayed or entered.

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