How to Show the Favorites Bar in the 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 where URLs are displayed and entered. You can use the Favorites bar for quick access to your favorite websites. However, because 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. Other versions of Windows use Internet Explorer by default with the option for third-party browsers to store favorites, like Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Those programs require different instructions for displaying bookmarks and favorites.

How to Unhide the Edge Favorites Bar

  1. Open Microsoft Edge. You can open Edge by searching for it in the Start menu or by using the desktop or taskbar shortcut (if there is one).

  2. Click or tap the three-dotted menu icon on the upper right corner of the program. Another way to access this Settings and more menu is with the Alt+X keyboard shortcut.

  3. Click Settings.

  4. Toggle the Show the favorites bar option, under the Favorites bar section, 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.

If you have favorites and bookmarks in other browsers that you want to use in this one, you can import those bookmarks into Edge.