Enable or Disable Site Favicons for Edge Address Bar Suggestions

How to Enable or Disable Address Bar Omnibox Favicons in Microsoft Edge Chromium

When you type something into the address bar of Microsoft Edge Chromium, the list of URL suggestions shows favicons for the web site next to the site name. This feature is enabled by default, and can be enabled or disabled. When it is disabled, Edge shows generic vector icons instead of favicons.

Edge 79 Stable Wallpaper

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 and Edge Chromium latest roadmap. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.

Today, we will see how to enable or disable showing favicons for URL suggestions in the address bar for the Microsoft Edge Chromium.  Here is how it looks by default:

Edge Address Bar Omnibox Favicons

The following screenshot demonstrates favicons disabled from the Edge address bar:

Edge Address Bar Omnibox Favicons Disabled

To Enable or Disable Site Favicons for Edge Address Bar Suggestions,

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Type the following in the address bar: edge://flags/#omnibox-ui-show-suggestion-favicons
  3. Select Default or Enabled (this is same as Default) from the drop-down menu next to the Omnibox UI Show Suggestion Favicons option to enable favicons.Edge Disable Address Bar Omnibox Favicons
  4. Select Disabled to disable the feature.
  5. Click on the Restart button.

You are done.

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:

You will find many Edge tricks and features covered in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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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.

One thought on “Enable or Disable Site Favicons for Edge Address Bar Suggestions”

  1. Using the latest (I think) version of Edge (Version 92.0.902.67 (Official build) (64-bit)) with W10 Pro 21H1.

    When I go to “edge://flags/#omnibox-ui-show-suggestion-favicons”, the “Omnibox UI Show Suggestion Favicons option” is not listed.

    I still prefer the Address Bar down in my double-height Taskbar and I prefer Favicons to appear with those URLs I have listed in the Address Bar.

    Would love to see this option returned to Edge – perhaps as a new tweak in Winaero Tweaker.

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