Microsoft Edge Chromium is Receiving New Tab Page Customization Options

Yet another update in the Canary channel of the newest Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser carries a set of new options in the browser's settings. With their help, the user is now able to customize the layout of the New Tab page.

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

Starting in Edge Canary 76.0.183, you can open the browser's settings, and click on the New Tab page category on the left.

Microsoft Edge Customize New Tab Layout

Alternatively, you can type edge://settings/newTabPage in the address bar to open these new options directly.

You need to be running Microsoft Edge version 76.0.183.0 to get these new options.


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

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

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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