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Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

Microsoft Edge will save items you want to download into your C:\Users\<username>\Downloads (%UserProfile%\Downloads) folder by default.

You can now add the Downloads button to the toolbar in Microsoft Edge. The Downloads button allow you to quickly view, manage, search, clear history, and change settings for your downloads from the toolbar in Microsoft Edge.

The Downloads button will show on the toolbar by default whenever you download anything in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Downloads button on the toolbar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

Contents

  • Option One: Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Collections Button
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings Menu
  • Option Three: Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings


EXAMPLE: Downloads button on toolbar in Microsoft Edge
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OPTION ONE

Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Downloads Button


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Do step 3 or step 4 below for how you want to remove the Downloads button.


3 Right click on Downloads button to remove

A) Right click or press and hold on the Downloads button on the toolbar, and click/tap on Hide from toolbar. (see screenshot below)​

Microsoft_Edge_Downloads_button_toolbar-1.png


4 Use Downloads button menu to remove

A) Click/tap on the Downloads button on the toolbar. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on the More options (3 dots) button in the Downloads menu.​

C) Click/tap on the Hide downloads button on toolbar.​

Microsoft_Edge_Downloads_button_toolbar-2.png





OPTION TWO

Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings Menu


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshots below)

3 Right click on Downloads, and click/tap on Hide from toolbar or Show in toolbar depending on the current status of the Downloads button.

Microsoft_Edge_Downloads_button_settings_menu-2.png
Microsoft_Edge_Downloads_button_settings_menu-1.png





OPTION THREE

Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

Microsoft_Edge_settings.jpg

3 Click/tap on Appearance on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Show downloads button on the right side for what you want.

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


Microsoft_Edge_Downloads_button_settings.png

4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Hello @Brink ,

Why there is no such option in my latest version (90.0.803.0 canary)?! :rolleyes:
 

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Hello @atinfo, :)

You should have this option available unless it's another part of controlled roll-outs.
 

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The latest stable version 90.0.818.51 and it is not there anymore.
I can not right click on Downloads and it is gone from Appearance.

There is this extension, but I would prefer Edge extensions only.
TMDM helps a little, but the annoying downloads bar is still there.
 

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The latest stable version 90.0.818.51 and it is not there anymore.
I can not right click on Downloads and it is gone from Appearance.

There is this extension, but I would prefer Edge extensions only.
TMDM helps a little, but the annoying downloads bar is still there.

Odd. Downloads is still there for me in the stable 90.0.818.51 version. :unsure:
 

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The same version and it is back and all settings as well. One of the mysteries of Windows. 👽
 

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I guess I will have to try that, it is missing again and a custom search as well. :rolleyes:
The worst part is inserting saved passwords! Fortunately there is a "Flag" you can enable it "Import Password". Before reset you can export them to CSV file then import them after reset.
Just a bookmark: edge://history/all
I like it 👍 … Nice trick!
 

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I like it
But this one is the universal bookmark, it links to everything, like flags: edge://about though not to edge://settings/siteData
 

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But this one is the universal bookmark, it links to everything, like flags: edge://about though not to edge://settings/siteData
I had "Edge://Flags" as a bookmark. I don't know why I didn't think the same thing about this one (History)!! :rolleyes:
 

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The worst part is inserting saved passwords!
Thanks for the tip, I removed all MS related cookies (msn, bing, live, etc) and Downloads button + Search are back.
 

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