Want to disable the new Browser Essentials button from the toolbar in your Microsoft Edge browser? This guide will help you with different methods to easily remove the Browser Essentials (heart-shaped) button from the Edge toolbar.
The Browser Essentials function is a recent addition to the feature set of Microsoft Edge. It basically shows the performance and safety status of your browser. You can check the efficiency mode, the number of sleeping tabs, and the status of the tabs’ performance. It also displays the browsing protection including the number of sites and downloads scanned and blocked.
Browser Essentials button is enabled by default in Edge. You can click on the heart-shaped button from the toolbar present at the top-right side of the Edge window and access this feature. However, if you don’t need this feature, you can disable it. In this post, we will discuss methods and steps using which you can remove the Browser Essentials button from your toolbar in Edge. So, without much ado, let us check out the steps.
Disable Browser Essentials (Heart) button from Edge toolbar
To remove or disable the Browser Essentials button from the toolbar in Microsoft Edge, you can use one of the below-listed methods:
- Disable Browser Essentials using its right-click context menu.
- Go to the Settings page to disable the Browser Essentials button.
Let us now discuss these methods in detail.
1] Disable Browser Essentials using its right-click context menu
One of the easiest methods to remove the Browser Essentials button from the Edge toolbar is to use its right-click context menu. You can open your Edge browser and right-click on the Browser Essentials (heart) button present on the toolbar. Now, from the appeared context menu, choose the Hide from toolbar option and it will remove the Browser Essentials button from the toolbar.
2] Go to the Settings page to disable the Browser Essentials button
You can also use Edge’s settings to disable the Browser Essentials button from the toolbar. To do so, you need to follow some simple steps which are as follows:
First, open Edge and click on its three-dot menu aka Settings and more button which is present at the top-right corner.
Now, navigate to the Settings option and click on it to open up the Edge’s Settings page.
After that, from the left-side panel, move to the Appearance tab and scroll down to the Customize toolbar section.
Next, locate the Browser Essentials button option and switch off the toggle associated with it to remove the heart button from your Edge toolbar.
If you want to re-add the Browser Essentials button on the toolbar in Edge, you can simply turn on the Browser Essentials button toggle in the Appearance settings.
Enable or disable Browser Essentials toolbar button hover functionality
Microsoft Edge provides a handy functionality related to the Browser Essentials button. When you hover your mouse over the Browser Essentials button on the toolbar, the Browser Essentials pane/sidebar opens up automatically. You don’t need to click on the button. By default, this functionality is disabled in Edge. However, you can enable or disable this functionality as per your preference. You can also visit the edge://flags/ page in your Edge browser to do so. Here’s how:
First, type edge://flags/ in the address bar in your Edge browser and press the Enter button.
Now, on the opened Experiments page, enter browser essentials in the search box.
You will see an option called Browser essentials toolbar button hover functionality. Just click on the drop-down button present next to it and set its value to Enabled or Disabled as per your requirement.
Once done, restart the Edge browser to let the effects take place.
How do I get rid of the Sidebar button in Edge?
To remove the sidebar in your Microsoft Edge browser, click on the Settings and more (three-dot menu) button and then choose the Settings option. Now, go to the Sidebar tab from the left-side pane and switch off the toggle associated with the Always show sidebar option. This will remove the sidebar from Edge.
How do I remove the new Bing toolbar icon from Microsoft Edge?
You can disable the Bing icon from the toolbar in Edge by using its Settings. First, enter edge://settings/ in your web address bar to open up the Edge’s settings page. Next, go to the Sidebar tab and click on the Bing Chat option under the App and notification settings section. Now, disable the toggle associated with the Show Discover option and the Bing icon will be removed from the toolbar.