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.
You can add extensions to Microsoft Edge from the Microsoft Edge Add-ons Store by default whenever you want. If you like, you can also allow to add extensions to Microsoft Edge from other sources like the Chrome Web Store.
If needed, you can turn on or off added extensions as needed in Microsoft Edge without needing to remove (uninstall) the extension. For example, when an extension is causing an issue for a site, and needs to be temporarily turned off until finished with the site. When you turn on an installed extension, the extension's icon will be added to the toolbar next to the address bar. When you turn off an installed extension, the extension's icon will be removed from the toolbar next to the address bar.
If you like, you can also hide extension icons on the Microsoft Edge toolbar without needing to turn off or uninstall the extension. When you hide an extension's icon from the toolbar, the icon is moved to the top of the Settings and more (Alt+F) (3 dots) menu to access instead.
This tutorial will show you how to hide and show extension icons on the toolbar of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.
Hide Extension Icon on Microsoft Edge Toolbar
Open Microsoft Edge.
Right click or press and hold on the icon of an extension (ex: "MalwareBytes Browser Guard") you want to hide from the toolbar, and click/tap on Move to the menu. (see screenshot below)
Show Extension Icon on Microsoft Edge Toolbar
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshot below)
Right click or press and hold on the icon of an extension (ex: "MalwareBytes Browser Guard") at the top of the menu you want to show on the toolbar, and click/tap on Move to the toolbar. (see screenshot below)
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