Enable New Clear Browsing Data Dialog in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft today released a new build of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. Version 76.0.161.0 hits the Canary channel, featuring a new 'Clear Browsing Data' dialog which is hidden by default. Here's how to enable it.

As you may already know, Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Windows 10, is moving to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. Microsoft explains that the intention behind this move is to create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. Microsoft has already made a number of contributions to the Chromium project, helping to port the project to Windows on ARM. The company promises to contribute more to the Chromium project.

Microsoft Edge Download Page

I have already many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

The New Clear Browsing Data Dialog in Edge

Starting with the build 76.0.161.0, Edge includes a new 'Clear browsing data' dialog, which eliminates Basic and Advanced tabs, showing all the options in a single view.

Here is how the classic dialog looks like:Microsoft Edge Chromium Classic Clear Browsing Data

The next screenshot demonstrates the new dialog in action.Microsoft Edge Chromium New Clear Browsing Data

To enable the new Clear Browsing Data Dialog in Microsoft Edge, do the following.

  1. Update your Edge Canary to version 76.0.161.0. This should be done automatically on your computer.
  2. Run Microsoft Edge Chromium.
  3. Type the following in the address bar: edge://flags/#edge-clear-browsing-data-redesign.
  4. Enable the flag Microsoft Edge Clear browsing data dialog. Switch it from Default to Enabled.Microsoft Edge Chromium Enable New Clear Browsing Data
  5. Restart the browser when prompted.

You are done.

To test the dialog, press Ctrl + Shift + Del.

Microsoft Edge Chromium New Clear Browsing Data

Alternatively, open the Settings dialog of the browser and visit Privacy and services\Clear browsing. Click on the 'Choose what to clear' button.

Microsoft Edge Chromium Open Clear Browsing Data


At the moment of this writing, Edge versions are as follows:


The browser installs updates automatically. Also, you can manually check for updates by visiting the menu Help > About Microsoft Edge. Finally, you can grab the Edge installer from the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Preview

Here is everything you need to know about the new Microsoft Edge browser:

Thanks to Leopeva64!

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