How To Bring Back MS Edge Home Button

Before Microsoft decided to stop putting too much emphasis on the Edge Home button and homepage, not many realized how frequently the functionality was used. A predefined homepage is necessary for those who take comfort in the fact that they can always go back to their trusted homepage with a single click whenever needed. While Edge doesn’t include a Home button by default, it does make up for it by letting you set multiple homepages. In addition to this, you can even add the MS Edge Home button back to the mix in a roundabout way, so there’s hope on that front, too.

As it turns out, Microsoft did remove the Home button with the release of Edge, but upon popular demand the feature was added back (sort of). The button is hidden by default, but if you want to make sure that it remains visible at all times, you just have to head to the Settings menu and look around a bit. Here are the exact steps that will lead you to the desired result.

Microsoft Edge Home Button

Enabling MS Edge Home Button

  1. Hit the menu button in the browser. If you don’t know already, this is the icon located in the top-right corner of the screen, and represented by three simple dots.
  2. From the resulting menu, make your way down to ‘Settings’ and click it.
  3. Move to ‘Advanced Settings’.
  4. In the menu accessed under the previous step, you should find a toggle named ‘Show the home button’. By default this toggle is in the Off position. To get the Home button back in the browser’s top bar, you have to enable this toggle.
  5. You will now see a text box below the enabled toggle. All that remains is to add the URL of your homepage here.
  6. Hit the ‘Save’ button.

The MS Edge Home button should now show up just below the address bar of your browser. Every time you click it, you will be taken back to your home page. Of course, you can choose to keep this bar visible even when browsing, which adds further to the usefulness of the Home button.