How to Hide or Display Favorites Bar on Edge

This post will show you how to display or hide the favorites bar in Microsoft Edge. Let’s get started.

Method #1 

Open Edge browser.

Press CTRL + Shift + B. By using this one, you can hide or show the favorites bar. 

Method #2 

Right-click on the favorites bar. 

Hover your mouse over “Show favorites bar.” 

Here are the three options you have: 

  • Always – Display the favorites bar on all tabs. 
  • Never – Hide the favorites bar. 
  • Only on new tabs – Show favorites bar only on the new tabs. 

Hit the one you prefer.

Method #3 

Hit the three horizontal dots at the top. 

Hit “Favorites.” 

Hit the three horizontal dots in the pop-up. 

Click on “Show favorites bar.” 

These are the options you now have: 

  • Always – To see the favorites bar on all the tabs. 
  • Never – To hide favorites bar. 
  • Only on new tabs – To see favorites bar on new tabs only. 

Select the one you prefer.

Hit Done.

Method #4 

Hit the three horizontal dots at the top. 

Click “Settings.” 

Hit “Appearance” in the left sidebar. 

You can see a drop-down list next to “Show favorites bar.” 

Open it and you will see these three options: 

  • Always – Display the favorites bar on all tabs.
  • Never – Hide the favorites bar. 
  • Only on new tabs – Show favorites bar only on the new tabs. 

Pick the one you like.

Method #5

To display:

Launch local group policy editor.

Navigate to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge.

Then double-click “Enable favorites bar” in the right pane.

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: Follow the above steps but choose Disabled to hide the favorites bar.

Method #6

To hide:

Open Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Edge.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Type FavoritesBarEnabled and then hit Enter key.

That’s it.

Note: To display, remove the DWORD you’ve created earlier or provide 1 in the Value data field of the DWORD.

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