Microsoft upgraded their struggling Edge browser to use the Chromium open source software. This is the same backend that Google also uses on their popular Chrome browser. With this upgrade, you can get plenty of shortcuts URL to access the settings page quickly. The advantage is that you can get uniform interface and shortcuts for Windows and Mac. If you wonder, how to install Edge in Mac, check out our earlier article.
Related: Microsoft Edge Vs Google Chrome.
Shortcuts URL for Microsoft Edge
Here is a complete list of shortcuts URL for Microsoft edge to improve your productivity.
|Shortcut URL||Go to Settings|
|edge://settings/||Edge’s main settings page|
|edge://settings/payments||stored payment details|
|edge://settings/importData||Import browser data to Edge from other installed browsers like Chrome or Safari|
|edge://settings/privacy||Privacy settings page|
|edge://settings/privacy/blockedTrackers||Manage blocked trackers|
|edge://settings/privacy/trackingPreventionExceptions||Tracking prevention exceptions|
|edge://settings/clearBrowserData||Open delete browsing data pop-up|
|edge://settings/clearBrowsingDataOnClose||Setup what data to clear when closing Edge|
|edge://settings/appearance||Customize browser appearance page|
|edge://settings/onStartup||Change startup page|
|edge://settings/newTabPage||Open a new tab page|
|edge://settings/content||Cookie and site permission|
|edge://settings/content/location||Location access permission|
|edge://settings/content/camera||Camera access permission|
|edge://settings/content/microphone||Microphone access permission|
|edge://settings/content/sensors||Motion or light sensor setting|
|edge://settings/content/flash||Adobe Flash setting|
|edge://settings/content/images||Images permission for website|
|edge://settings/content/popups||Pop-ups and redirects|
|edge://settings/content/backgroundSync||Allow background sync|
|edge://settings/content/automaticDownloads||Control multiple automatic control from a website|
|edge://settings/content/unsandboxedPlugins||Unsandboxed plugin access|
|edge://settings/content/midiDevices||Manage access to MIDI devices by websites|
|edge://settings/content/zoomLevels||View zoom levels for specific website|
|edge://settings/content/usbDevices||Manage permissions for USB access by websites|
|edge://settings/content/serialPorts||Manage permissions for Serial Ports access by websites|
|edge://settings/content/fileEditing||Manage file editing permission|
|edge://settings/content/pdfDocuments||PDF opening method|
|edge://settings/content/protectedContent||Enable playing protected content|
|edge://settings/content/clipboard||Allow websites to access computer’s clipboard|
|edge://settings/content/paymentHandler||Control payment handler access|
|edge://settings/content/mediaAutoplay||Allow autoplaying audio and videos|
|edge://settings/content/insecureContent||Block insecure content|
|edge://settings/content/vr||Manage Virtually Reality device and data access|
|edge://settings/content/ar||Manage Augmented Reality device and data access|
|edge://settings/content/applicationLinks||Allow apps to open from a link|
|edge://settings/defaultBrowser||Set Edge as default browser on your PC or Mac|
|edge://settings/downloads||View and manage downloads|
|edge://settings/familySafety||Setup family features in Edge|
|edge://settings/languages||Change translation language|
|edge://settings/system||Manage system settings|
|edge://settings/reset||Reset settings page|
|edge://settings/resetProfileSettings||Reset profile settings pop-up|
|edge://settings/devices||Setup phone and other devices|
|edge://settings/help||About Edge and trigger browser update|
|edge://settings/search||Address bar and search setting|
|edge://settings/searchEngines||Manage search engines|
|edge://history/all||Manage browsing history|
|edge://apps/||Manage installed apps in Edge|
|edge://extensions/||Go to Edge extensions page|
|edge://extensions/shortcuts||Keyboard shortcuts for extensions|
How to Use These Shortcut URLs in Microsoft Edge?
You can simply copy and paste the shortcut URL in the browser’s address bar and press enter key. This will take you to the corresponding settings page where you can make changes or view the options. Make sure not to use HTTP or HTTPS protocols with the URL when using these shortcuts. Otherwise, Edge will try to access internet webpage with the HTTP/HTTPS URL and show the page cannot be accessed error. Below is the explanation for using “Delete Browsing History” settings with shortcut URL.
In order to delete the browsing history, you have to go to “Settings Icon > History > Clear History” menu. This will open the clear history pop-up where you can select the time and delete the history. With shortcuts URL for Microsoft Edge, paste “edge://settings/clearBrowserData” in the address bar and hit enter. This will open the same clear history pop-up.
Remembering all those shortcuts URL is a difficult task. What you can do is to add frequently used shortcuts as your favorites. You can name the favorite like “Delete History” and use it with single click.
Note: Most of these shortcuts are same with Chrome as both the browsers use the same Chromium engine. You need to remove “edge” in the shortcut and replace it with “chrome” to work in Google Chrome. Check out the complete list of shortcuts command URLs for Google Chrome.
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