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Enable or Disable New Download Flyout in Microsoft Edge

You can now enable the new Download flyout in Microsoft Edge or disable it if you want. Readers who follow Microsoft Edge development should remember a new Download flyout implemented in the browser a few builds ago. It is still under the controlled roll-out, so there is a little chance that you have it in your Edge browser. Luckily, it is easy to enable it.

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When you click on the Downloads icon in the toolbar, it opens a restyled flyout with a number of option you can change directly. There is a pause button that allows you to quickly pause or resume the download, or open the folder.

Edge New Downloads Pane 02

The flyout includes its own menu that opens when you click on the three dot button that includes the following items:

  • Manage downloads
  • Clear all downloads history
  • Download Settings
  • Hide Downloads button from the toolbar.

While you might not see these changes yet in your Edge, herEnable or Disable New Download Flyout in Microsoft Edgee is a bit of good news. It is easy to enable or disable it. Let's see how to enable the new download flyout in Microsoft Edge.

Enable New Download Flyout in Microsoft Edge

  1. Right-click on the Microsoft Edge shortcut on your Desktop.
  2. Select Properties from the context menu.
  3. Add --enable-features=msDownloadsHub after the msedge.exe portion in the Target box to enable the new Download flyout.Edge Enable New Download Flyout
  4. Launch the browser with the modified shortcut.

You now have a new download flyout in Microsoft Edge.

I have tested the above in the latest Canary Edge as of today, which is 90.0.779.0, and it works as expected. Reportedly, it will also works in latest Dev.

Similarly, you can disable the new download UI if you have it enabled.

Disable New Download Flyout in Microsoft Edge

  1. Right-click on the Microsoft Edge shortcut on your Desktop.
  2. Select Properties from the context menu.
  3. Add --disable-features=msDownloadsHub after the msedge.exe portion in the Target box to disable the new Download UI in Edge.Edge Disable New Downloads UI
  4. Launch the browser with the modified shortcut.

You should now have the classic user interface for downloads in Edge.

Note that these are experimental features in Edge. They can stop working at any moment, and it is up to Microsoft to keep or remove them. Please specify in the comments your Edge version and if the above works for you or not.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

8 thoughts on “Enable or Disable New Download Flyout in Microsoft Edge”

    1. Disable:
      --disable-features=msExtensionsHub,msHistoryHub,msDownloadsHub,TabSearch
      Enable:
      --enable-features=msExtensionsHub,msHistoryHub,msDownloadsHub,TabSearch
      You are welcome.

  1. i test from last official edge Versione 88.0.705.50 official but dont work but thanks for info master

  2. I’m not a fan of the new downloads flyout…
    I’ve implemented the ‘–disable-features=msDownloadsHub’ flag on my shortcut and it worked great, for about a day and a half before it reverted back to the flyout. I have double and triple checked that I have the flag correct but it is not working anymore.

    I am running Version 90.0.818.42 (Official build) (64-bit)

    Is there anyway to fix this, or would I need to revert to a previous version of edge?

  3. Hello Sergey,
    Thank you for your article!
    I don’t know if there is a solution, but I figured it is better to ask and know, than to not ask and just continue to be irritated by this new feature Microsoft has enabled in their browser.
    I would like to keep the shopping feature, and have Edge still be able to show comparative pricing, however, I do not like the flyout feature, it’s super irritating to me….
    Thank you!

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