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.
When a download starts in Microsoft Edge, the downloads menu will show to let you know.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to show downloads menu when a download starts in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.
The Downloads menu is currently only available in the Canary channel of Microsoft Edge, so not everyone will have this feature yet.
EXAMPLE: Downloads menu in Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Downloads in the left pane, and turn on (default) or off Show downloads menu when a download starts on the right side for what you want. (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.
You can now close the Settings tab in Microsoft Edge if you like.