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How to Enable Address Bar Quick Actions in Microsoft Edge

You can now enable address bar quick actions in Microsoft Edge. This nifty feature will allow you to quickly execute built-in commands of the browser without opening extra windows, settings or menus. This comes directly from Chromium with adjustments for Edge-specific options.

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You may be already familiar with this new feature. It made its first appearance version 87 of Google Chrome. It has got Quick Actions, a feature that allows the user to quickly launch a number of browser options directly from the address bar. You can delete the browsing data,  open a new InPrivate window, update the browser, and so on.

The similar is now available in Edge. Microsoft has added quick actions that you launch directly from the address bar starting in Edge build 91.0.823.0, which is in Canary as of now. It works as follows.

When you type something in the address bar, Edge will analyze your input against the built-in keyword database. If you enter "delete" into the address bar, it will offer you to clear the browser's cache.

Microsoft Edge Edit Password Quick Action

This post will show you how to enable quick actions in Microsoft Edge in the address bar.

Enable Address Bar Quick Actions in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Enter the following into the address bar: edge://flags/#omnibox-pedal-suggestions. Hit the Enter key.
  3. Select Enabled from the drop-down menu to the right of the Omnibox Pedal suggestions option.Edge Enable Quick Actions In Address Bar 1
  4. Now, type edge://flags/#omnibox-suggestion-button-row into the address bar and press Enter.
  5. Select Enabled for the Omnibox suggestion button row option.Edge Enable Quick Actions In Address Bar 2
  6. Finally, restart the Edge browser.Edge Restart The Browser

You are done. You have successfully enabled the address bar Quick Actions in Microsoft Edge.

Now you can type certain words and statements to give them a try. Let's check some of them.

Available Quick Actions in Edge

Here are some examples of quick actions that you can try in Microsoft Edge.

  • Type update browser or update edge to update Microsoft Edge.
  • You can type incognito or launch incognito mode to open a new inprivate window.Microsoft Edge Quick Actions In The Address Bar
  • Enter edit passwords or update credentials to edit saved passwords.
  • Type translate this or translate this page to translate the open web page.
  • Type wipe cookiesdelete history, or  clear cache to clear browsing data.
  • Also, you can type edit credit card or update card info to edit a saved payment card.

That's it.

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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.

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