Microsoft has brought in a new experience to favorites in Microsoft Edge that that resembles that of Edge Legacy Hub. The company brought the same experience to History as well in development builds. New Favorites menu is available in Edge stable.
New Favorites Experience in Edge
The aim of the change is to allow users to view, edit, and organize and search in favorites without needing to visit the “edge://favorites” page.
The new favorites menu which displays favorites in a classic tree view can be pinned. The new menu even allows to sort, import, and export favorites and remove duplicates.
Users have some complaints or usability issues about it.
For instance, users report
- The new Favorites UI is narrow and very short, loads very slowly
- doesn’t allow to scroll horizontally.
- The flyout is with a fixed layout doesn’t show favorites fully.
- Scrolling through the new menu is painful and inconvenient.
While Edge’s new favorites menu is here to stay and the Edge team may even improve and fix few quirks, you can continue to manage Favorites in new Edge in old fashion like before without disabling the new interface, here is how.
Access Edge’s Old Favorites page in Microsoft Edge Chromium
- Visit edge://favorites
- Bookmarks the page.
- Drag and drop the icon to the favorites toolbar for quick access. Whenever you need it, use it.
- Click on the Favorites icon on the toolbar to open the Favorites sidebar
- Click on … (More options) and select “Manage favorites”.
If this doesn’t help, you may have to adapt to the new Favorites flyout in Edge.
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