How to Add or Remove Feedback Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium
The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser comes with a feedback button on the toolbar that allows sending your feedback with a single click. Some users would like to remove that button, so Microsoft has added a number of options to the browser.
Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-based browser with a number of exclusive features like Read Aloud and services tied to Microsoft instead of Google.
The stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium is available to the public for a while. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices in Edge Stable 80. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.
Edge includes a special feedback tool, which is accessible via a button on the toolbar, and in the menu. The button helps to quickly send your suggestions and tell Microsoft about the issues you run into while using the browser.
To Add or Remove Feedback Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium,
- Open Microsoft Edge.
- Click on the menu button with three dots, or press Alt+F.
- Click on the Settings item.
- On the left, click on Appearance.
- On the right, turn on or off the toggle option Show feedback button for what you want.
You are done.
Alternatively, you can do the following.
- Open Microsoft Edge.
- Right-click on the Feedback button.
- Select Hide from toolbar from the context menu.
You are done.
Add or Remove Feedback Button in Edge Menu
- Open Microsoft Edge
- Navigate to the Help and Feedback > Send feedback item and right-click on it.
- Select Hide from toolbar or Show in toolbar from the context menu depending on the current status of the feedback button.
Finally, you can force enable or force disable the feedback button for all users with Group Policy.
Force Always Show or Hide Feedback Button in Microsoft Edge for All Users
- Close the Edge browser.
- Download the following ZIP archive: Download ZIP archive.
- Extract its contents to any folder. You can place the files directly to the Desktop.
- Unblock the files.
- Double click on the Remove Feedback Button from Edge.reg file to merge it.
- Start the browser. The smiley button is now removed.
- To have the button always visible, use the file Add Feedback Button to Edge.reg.
- To restore defaults, e.g. allow the user to add or remove the button, use the file Default Options for Feedback Button in Edge.reg.
How it works
The registry files add a 32-bit DWORD value UserFeedbackAllowed under the key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge. See how to go to a Registry key with one click.
Its value data:
UserFeedbackAllowed= 1 - the feedback button is visible.
UserFeedbackAllowed= 0 - the feedback button is disabled.
UserFeedbackAllowedis not present - the appearance of the feedback button is controlled by the user.
Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
For pre-release versions, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android.
Actual Edge versions
The actual versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:
- Stable Channel: 80.0.361.66
- Beta Channel: 81.0.416.28
- Dev Channel: 82.0.439.1 (the change log)
- Canary Channel: 82.0.449.0
You will find many Edge tricks and features covered in the following post:
Also, see the following updates.
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