Microsoft wants users to know Edge users about browser features, tips, and announcements through a dedicated menu from the toolbar. You’ll find the new Assistance menu similar to Download, History, and Favorites flyouts. And, the Redmond Software giant is creating a one-page –edge://settings/startHomeNTP” – to manage Edge’s On startup, New Tab, and Home page settings.
Seems Microsoft is fetching content from the Edge tips page and showing through Assistance Hub.
The Assistance Home is a controlled rollout feature in Edge Canary. Not enabled by default, here’s how you can turn it on
How to enable and use Assistance Menu on Edge browser
- Launch Edge browser
- Click on Settings and more
- Select Settings
- Click on Appearance, under Customize toolbar, toggle “Assistance Home” to enable.
Click on the bulb toolbar icon to notice the new menu.
It lets you check through news and announcements, and includes call-to-action buttons on how to make Edge as default PDF Reader and Browser.
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There are many things to learn that improve the browsing experience on Edge.
You can find most of the tips on this page.
The Assistance Home is not enabled by default, unless you turn it on it won’t appear.
Microsoft Edge showing Assistance notifications to highlight its features is not new.
Edge did that in the past for one feature at a time, now displaying in bulk.
New “Start, Home, and new Tabs” settings in Edge
Settings are something that is not permanent. From time to time, Microsoft makes changes to them.
Some will be moved to a new place and some get merged into other related component’s Settings.
Till now on Startup and New Tab Page are separate Settings,(see the below screenshot).
Microsoft combined them into one at settings > Start, home, and new tabs by bringing the Home button under Customize toolbar in Appearance Settings.
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