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moderated Help With Setting Up Microsoft Edge


Rick Miller
 

I am new to Microsoft Edge.  I found the page to show my home page and set it, but my home page is not popping up after I close the browser and turn it on again.

 

Also, and significantly, I cannot find the cookie settings.  When I get into the Settings and More menu I arrow down to settings and press the Enter key, go through all the settings, but I see nothing for privacy or for anything that will help me control my cookie settings.  Is there a good Semaritan out there who knows Jesus Christ as Savior and who would be able to help me the way Jesus would?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


 

Chromium-based Edge: Setting Home Page, Default Opening Page(s), and Search Engine

The Cookies and site permissions tab of Edge settings is where pretty much anything cookie related is handled.  Down arrow from the initial Profile tab in the "tab list" and you'll hit it.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


Don H
 

If the settings screen isn't maximized the other options such as privacy do not show

On 12/5/2020 4:22 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Chromium-based Edge: Setting Home Page, Default Opening Page(s), and Search Engine <https://win10.groups.io/g/win10/topic/chromium_based_edge_setting/69847015?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,69847015>
The /Cookies and site permissions/ tab of Edge settings is where pretty much anything cookie related is handled.  Down arrow from the initial Profile tab in the "tab list" and you'll hit it.
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Brian -Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
*One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.*
~ André Gide


 

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 05:33 PM, Don H wrote:
If the settings screen isn't maximized the other options such as privacy do not show
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Interesting.  I never run practically any program with the screen other than maximized.  I'll have things like File Explorer or Search Everything not maximized, but web browsers are always maximized.

When I did a "restore down" it did cause a "hamburger stack" menu button to appear so that you can get to the other tabs besides profile.

What's even more interesting is this behavior is not present in Edge Dev build, which is what I generally use.  All Settings tabs stay visible even when not maximized.  I wonder if the behavior is going to be changing in production Edge in the coming months?
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


Rick Miller
 

Dear Brian:

 

When I had Chrome as my default browser, the minute I opened it my home page would pop up right away.  When I get into Microsoft Edge I find it doesn’t.  Instead, the address bar pops up.  I got into Settings, found Appearance in the Treeview, checked the Show Home page button.  I indicated I wanted Facebook to be my home page and saved the Setting, but Facebook is not popping up when I start up Edge after having closed it out.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 2:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help With Setting Up Microsoft Edge

 

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 05:33 PM, Don H wrote:

If the settings screen isn't maximized the other options such as privacy do not show

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Interesting.  I never run practically any program with the screen other than maximized.  I'll have things like File Explorer or Search Everything not maximized, but web browsers are always maximized.

When I did a "restore down" it did cause a "hamburger stack" menu button to appear so that you can get to the other tabs besides profile.

What's even more interesting is this behavior is not present in Edge Dev build, which is what I generally use.  All Settings tabs stay visible even when not maximized.  I wonder if the behavior is going to be changing in production Edge in the coming months?
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


 

Rick,

           Did you even bother to read the tutorial I offered earlier?  It certainly appears not.

           What you are calling a home page (and, admittedly, was once called a home page) has not been called such in Chromium browsers (including Chrome) for a very long time now.  It's your startup page (or collection of pages), set in the On Startup tab.  All of this is explained, in great detail, in what I previously offered, and give the direct link to again here:  https://win10.groups.io/g/win10/message/41525 

            Your question was answered.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


Rick Miller
 

Dear Brian:

 

You have been more helpful to me than words can express—and in more ways than one.  You finally gave me the tips for Google Calendar I needed, and now you have helped me with Microsoft Edge.  No, I had not read the tutorial.  Silly me!

 

I have one more question that I am not sure of.  What does it mean to sync?  I am getting an alert saying that Edge is not synced.  What does that mean?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 8:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help With Setting Up Microsoft Edge

 

Rick,

           Did you even bother to read the tutorial I offered earlier?  It certainly appears not.

           What you are calling a home page (and, admittedly, was once called a home page) has not been called such in Chromium browsers (including Chrome) for a very long time now.  It's your startup page (or collection of pages), set in the On Startup tab.  All of this is explained, in great detail, in what I previously offered, and give the direct link to again here:  https://win10.groups.io/g/win10/message/41525 

            Your question was answered.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


Rick Miller
 

Okay, Brian, I just read an article about syncing and I think I understand now what it means.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 8:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help With Setting Up Microsoft Edge

 

Rick,

           Did you even bother to read the tutorial I offered earlier?  It certainly appears not.

           What you are calling a home page (and, admittedly, was once called a home page) has not been called such in Chromium browsers (including Chrome) for a very long time now.  It's your startup page (or collection of pages), set in the On Startup tab.  All of this is explained, in great detail, in what I previously offered, and give the direct link to again here:  https://win10.groups.io/g/win10/message/41525 

            Your question was answered.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


 

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 11:24 PM, Rick Miller wrote:
I am getting an alert saying that Edge is not synced.  What does that mean?
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Edge, like most modern web browsers, can synchronize your settings (among other things like browsing history, etc.) to the cloud (in this case associated with your Microsoft Account).

Sync functions require you to go through the process of logging in to the sync account associated with the given browser.  In the case of MS-Edge, you can hit ALT to throw focus to its menu button, then hit left arrow to get to the Not Syncing button, expand it, and down arrow to the Turn on sync button, which will walk you through setting up the synchronization to the cloud.  The use of the Sync function is entirely optional.  I don't happen to use it with Edge myself, though I do with Chrome and Firefox.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide