Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Open History in New Tab with Ctrl+H in Microsoft Edge


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.

Clicking on the History button will open a History panel (hub) allowing you to view and open all, recently closed, and tabs from other devices from your browsing history. You can also manage your browsing history and clear browsing data from this History panel. The History panel can also be pinned to the right side of Microsoft Edge.

Pressing the Ctrl + H keys in Microsoft Edge will open the History hub by default.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary 91.0.837.0 and later, a new Enable history accelerator to open the full page experimental flag is available that can enable the History Ctrl + H keyboard shortcut to open the full page History instead of the History hub.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable opening the full page History in a new tab with Ctrl+H in Microsoft Edge.

EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge full page History vs History hub with Ctrl+H

Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-history-accelerator-override into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Enable history accelerator to open the full page drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply.

4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink



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