How To Manage Favorites In The New Microsoft Edge Browser


The new Microsoft Edge browser makes managing bookmarks/favorites simpler. You can directly rename them, choose only the icon view for them and even selectively display the favorites bar.

Here is how to do all of these:

Rename favorites:

To rename any existing favorite website, right-click on it and choose Edit.

editing existing favorites in the new Edge browser

Then, rename it along with the URL as needed and click Save.

renaming bookmarks in the new Edge browser

The changes will immediately be available from the favorites toolbar.

Use icon only view for favorites:

If there are many favorites visible in the favorites bar, you can use the icon view to only display their favicons. Right-click the bookmarks and choose Show icon only.

using icon only view for bookmarks in the new Edge browser

They will then be displayed in the favorites bar as favicons.

Add new folders:

You can also add a new folder from here to better manage these favorites. Select Manage Favorites (Ctrl+Shift+O) from the favorites bar.

managing favorites in the new Edge browser

Then, click on the Add folder link to create a new folder and hit Save.

adding a new folder for bookmarks in the new Edge browser

saving created folder for bookmarks in the new Edge browser

You can also drag and drop existing favorites into this new folder.

dragging and dropping existing bookmarks to folders in the new Edge browser

Enable favorites bar only on new tab pages:

Also, the favorites bar can be turned off or be displayed only when a new tab is opened. To do that, right-click on it and choose Show favorites bar (Ctrl+Shift+B).

Then choose to turn it off from being visible completely, keep it visible always or only when a new tab is opened (choose Only on new tabs for that).

Import and export bookmarks:

The bookmarks/favorites from other browsers can also be imported from here or the existing ones are saved/exported. Choose Import favorites and then select the browser from where they need to be imported or an existing bookmarks HTML file.

import and export favorites option in the new Edge browser

The default selection imports everything but can be changed if needed.

choosing what to import and from where in the new Edge browser

selecting the browser or bookmarks file for importing favorites to the new Edge browser

To export existing favorites to a HTML file, click on Export favorites and save the file.

exporting existing bookmarks as a HTML file from the new Edge browser

Pretty useful. Happy bookmarking.


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