How to Remove Edge Bar Search Box on Windows Desktops
If Microsoft Edge is installed on a Windows device, you may have noticed that Microsoft has placed a new search box on the Windows desktop.
Edge Bar is an experimental feature that is currently being tested. Not all Edge users see it at this point.
Edge Bar search box
Launched with the OS, the search box brings Bing Search to the desktop (again). Besides Edge Bar, the name of the feature, Microsoft is experimenting with adding Bing Search and features to various Windows areas.
Edge Bar is also a sidebar that you can launch from Edge. It snaps to the right side of the screen when you do, and displays news and information similar to widgets.
Edge Bar at first glance looks like any launcher app on Windows. The bar can be moved on the desktop. The Edge icon indicates that it is part of Microsoft Edge. The search box accepts search terms and web addresses, but it will also highlight open tabs in Edge that you can switch to.
All of the functionality is powered by Edge and any input is eventually redirected to Edge.
If you don’t need this feature, and chances are good, since there are already plenty of options for running searches or opening web addresses on Windows, you might want to disable Edge Bar so that it is no longer displayed. beginning.
Activate the menu icon that appears on the right side of the Edge Bar interface to display a menu with options.
Select the “Auto-start Edge bar” entry to disable it. The check mark is removed and the Edge bar is no longer started with the operating system.
Note that this does not remove the current Edge bar interface from the desktop. Select the menu again and close it to end the interface in the current session.
You can also check the Edge Bar settings in Microsoft Edge. Open the browser and load edge://settings/edgeBar to see if the page appears. If so, make sure “Automatically open Edge bar when computer starts” is disabled on the settings page.
Now you: what do you think of Edge Bar? Useful or annoying feature?