How to choose an extension that appears on the Microsoft Edge toolbar

Just like other browsers, Microsoft Edge can be useful and powerful if you know how to take advantage of the rich store of extensions.

But if you use too many extensions, their respective icons can take up all the toolbar space, making the browser interface cluttered.

This article will show you two ways to easily manage which extension icons are 'allowed' to appear on your Edge toolbar.

Hide extension icon in menu

The simplest way to hide or show the extension icon on the toolbar in Edge is to move it to the system menu, hidden in the three-dot '…' button in the upper-right corner of the screen. Conversely, once the utility icons are already on the system menu, you can also easily move it back to the toolbar when needed. Here's how to do it.

First, launch Edge. In the main interface that appears, find the Edge toolbar. By default, the extension icons will appear to the right of the address bar, as shown below.

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If you want to remove the extension icon from the Edge toolbar (without uninstalling or disabling the extension), right click on the icon and select 'Move to the menu' ).

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You should now see the moved extension icon in the top row of the system menu. When you need quick access to these extensions, you just need to click on the three dots button in the upper right corner of the screen to open the system menu, then click on the extension icon you want to launch.

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If you want to bring the extension icon back to the toolbar, right click on the icon and select 'Move to the toolbar'.

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Turn off extensions completely

You can also remove extension icons from the toolbar by disabling the extensions themselves. Once disabled, extensions will no longer work until you re-enable them.

First, click the three-dot button in the upper right corner of the screen to open the system menu, and select 'Extensions'.

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The 'Extensions' tab will open, including a list of all the add-ons and extensions you have installed. To turn off any widget, simply tap its respective toggle switch.

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When an extension is disabled, its icon will also disappear from the toolbar. If you ever want to restore, just go back to the Extensions menu and re-enable the switch next to it.

Hope you are succesful.

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