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.
Autofill in Microsoft Edge helps you be more productive by letting you save passwords. Passwords are only saved with your explicit permission for each password. When you visit a website that requires you to sign in, Microsoft Edge will ask if you want your user name and password remembered for the site. The next time you visit the site, Microsoft Edge will automatically finish filling in your saved account info by default.
By default, Microsoft Edge won’t ask you for permission each time before automatically signing in to a website.
Starting with Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary, you can select to have Microsoft Edge ask you to enter your Windows 10 device account password before auto-filling your password on a website.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically sign in to a website or auto-filling your password on a website in Microsoft Edge.
EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge asking you to enter your device password before auto-filling your password on a website.
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Profiles on the left side, and click/tap on Passwords on the right side. (see screenshot below)
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.
Do step 5 (automatic) or step 6 (with device password) below for how you want Microsoft Edge to sign in to a website.
This is the default setting.
If this is selected, Microsoft Edge won’t ask you for permission each time before signing in to a website.
In Microsoft Edge Stable, you would turn on Sign in automatically instead.
In Microsoft Edge Beta, you would turn on Sign in instead.
If this is selected, Microsoft Edge will ask you to enter your device password before auto-filling your password on a website.
In Microsoft Edge Stable, you would turn off Sign in automatically instead.
In Microsoft Edge Beta, you would turn off Sign in instead.
You can now close the Settings tab if you like.