If you want to disable the in-built Surf game in Microsoft Edge, this guide will help you do that with the help of the Local Group Policy Editor and the Registry Editor in Windows 11/10.
The Surf game is an in-built game included in the Microsoft Edge browser. You can open the game interface by entering edge://surf/ in the address bar. Whether you have an internet connection or not, you can play this game without any interruption. However, if your kids often waste their time by playing this game and you want to control the addiction, you can disable it using this guide.
How to enable or disable Surf game in Microsoft Edge
To enable or disable Surf game in Microsoft Edge, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R to display the Run dialog.
- Type gpedit.msc and click the OK button.
- Navigate to Microsoft Edge in User Configuration.
- Double-click on the Allow surf game setting.
- Choose the Disabled option.
- Click the OK button.
To know more about these steps, keep reading.
First, you need to open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer. For that, press Win+R to display the Run prompt, type gpedit.msc, and click the OK button. Once it is visible on your computer, navigate to the following path:
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge
However, if you want to disable this game for all users across your computer, you need to navigate to this path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge
Here you can find a setting named Allow surf game. You need to double-click on it and select the Disabled option.
Click the OK button to save the change. However, if you want to re-enable this game in the Microsoft Edge browser, open the same setting in the Local Group Policy Editor and select the Not Configured or Enabled option.
How to allow or block Surf game in Microsoft Edge
To allow or block Surf game in Microsoft Edge, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R to open the Run prompt.
- Type regedit > hit the Enter button > click the Yes button.
- Navigate to Microsoft in HKCU or HKLM.
- Right-click on Microsoft > New > Key.
- Name it Edge.
- Right-click on Edge > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Set the name as AllowSurfGame.
- Set the value data as 0.
- Restart your computer.
Let’s check out these steps in detail to learn more.
To get started, you need to open the Registry Editor on your computer. For that, press Win+R to open the Run prompt, type regedit, hit the Enter button, and click the Yes button on the UAC prompt.
Once the Registry Editor is opened on your computer, you need to navigate to this path:
However, if you want to apply this change to all users, you need to open this path:
Right-click on Microsoft > New > Key and name it as Edge.
Then, right-click on Edge > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and set the name as AllowSurfGame.
By default, it comes with a Value data of 0, and you need to keep that Value data in order to block the Surf game in the Microsoft Edge browser.
However, if you want to re-enable this game, you can set the Value data as 1.
Either way, you need to close all windows and restart your computer.
How do I play surfing Games on Microsoft Edge?
To play the surfing game on Microsoft Edge, you need to type edge://surf in the address bar and press the Enter button. Following that, the game window will open. Then, you can use the mouse or spacebar to start the game and play it accordingly.
How do I turn off game controls in Microsoft Edge?
If you are talking about the Gamepad mode in Xbox, you need to do the following. For your information, it is very straightforward and not too time-consuming as well. All you need to do is to press and hold the Menu button for a few seconds.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.
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