Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Persist Pin State for Menus 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.

In Microsoft Edge Canary, you can enable the Persist pin state for menus experimental flag to have pinnable menus remember whether they were previously pinned or unpinned.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable pinnable menus to remember whether they were previously pinned or unpinned in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

The experimental Persist pin state for menus feature does not yet get fully applied to all pinnable menus. For example, it does for Favorites, but not Downloads yet.

EXAMPLE: Pinnable menus in Microsoft Edge.

Thank you to LEOPEVA64 for the screenshots.

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Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-hub-pin-persist into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3 Select one of the following options below in the Persist pin state for menus drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply.
  • Default (same as disabled)
  • Enabled
  • Enabled Show unpin button
  • Enabled Show unpin and close buttons
  • Enabled Add menu option to always open pinned
  • Disabled

Microsoft wants to know what users think about the 3 options in red above at: Microsoft Edge Pane Persistence Feedback

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


That's it,
Shawn Brink


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