How to Set Custom Image as New Tab Page Background in Microsoft Edge.
One of the most welcomed changes has landed in Microsoft Edge Chromium. Finally, the browser allows setting a custom image as a New Tab Page background, replacing Bing Image of the Day.
The new option is available starting in Edge Canary 83.0.471.0, released today. Prior to this change, you can pick one of three presets for the New Tab Page appearance.
The New Tab page in Microsoft Edge Chromium includes three pre-configured layouts, which come with a set of elements visible or hidden on the screen. The layouts are:
The images above are from an older Edge build, but as of this writing, the options don't look much different.
Starting in build 83.0.471.0 of Microsoft Edge, you can set a custom image for your New Tab Page. Update Microsoft Edge to the latest build available before proceeding (see below).
To Set Custom Image as New Tab Page Background in Microsoft Edge,
- Open Microsoft Edge.
- Open a new tab (Ctrl + T).
- Click on the gear icon button.
- Click on Custom.
- Select Your own image under Background.
- Click on Upload, and browse for an image you want to set as your New Tab Page background.
- The image now applied.
You are done.
To replace the custom image, click on Remove, and upload a new image of your choice.
Actual Edge versions
The actual versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:
- Stable Channel: 80.0.361.69
- Beta Channel: 81.0.416.41
- Dev Channel: 83.0.467.0 (see the change log)
- Canary Channel: 83.0.471.0
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.
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.
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