How to Show or Hide the Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge

Using favorites when you browse the Internet is an effective way to make your favorites sites more accessible. There are a couple of ways that you can open a favorite site, but perhaps one of the most convenient options is via the favorites bar that you can display below the address bar in Microsoft’s Edge Web browser.

The favorites bar may not be showing currently, however, so it’s possible for you to adjust a setting for the browser to get it to display. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting so that you can elect to either hide or display the Edge Favorites bar based on your own preferences.


How to Enable or Disable the Microsoft Edge Favorites Bar

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Microsoft Edge Web browser for Windows 10. This guide is going to adjust the display of the favorites bar that is located directly below the address bar in the Edge browser. This will not affect any similar tools in other Web browsers like Firefox or Chrome.

Step 1: Open the Microsoft Edge Web browser.


Step 2: Click the Settings and more button at the top-right corner of the window.

edge settings menu



Step 3: Select the Settings option.

how enable disable favorites bar microsoft edge



Step 3: Click the button under Show the favorites bar to make your selection. Note that you also have the ability to show the favorites bar, but only display the individual favorites as icons. This can let you show more sites in the favorites bar.

how to hide or show the favorites bar in edge



If you have enabled the favorites bar it should be displayed as a gray bar below the address bar. I have indicated the favorites bar in the image below.

the microsoft edge favorites bar



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