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How to Get Rid of Microsoft Edge Windows 10 Start Menu

Posted on the 10 February 2020 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

Want to get rid of the Microsoft Edge Chromium ad which appears in the Windows 10 Start menu? The blog post has a solution.

How to Get Rid of Microsoft Edge Windows 10 Start Menu

Microsoft recently released the first stable build of its Chromium-based Edge browser. Now the company doing its best to make users install a new Edge browser on their computer or laptops. Following this, they now showing Microsoft Edge ads in Windows 10 Start menu search bar.

Lots of users reporting on the Reddit, especially on this thread. Let discuss various scenarios

  • OP shared a screenshot where Microsoft Edge ad appears under the Suggested section in Start menu with a message which reads “Still using Firefox? Microsoft Edge is here
  • Other user reported that while typing Internet Explorer in Start menu search box, Microsoft Edge ad appear with message “The New Microsoft Edge is here” with a download link.

Promoting Microsoft Edge is good, but this is not a good idea to doing it. In case, you’re seeing any of the ad discussed above or similar, and you don’t want to see them, fret not! There’s a way using which you can get rid of the ads.

Hide Microsoft Edge Ads in Windows 10 Start Menu

Microsoft Edge advertisement is appearing in the Start menu of Windows 10 because the “Show suggestions occasionally in start” is enabled. All you have to do is to turn it off. Here’s how you can do that:

Launch the Settings app and then Personalization > Start.

Show suggestions occasionally in start in windows 10

On the right side, you need to scroll down and find the option which reads “Show suggestions occasionally in start“. You need to turn off this setting by moving the slider to Off position.

via – Techdows


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