How to get to the Edge "New Tab" web page

Dom 771 Reputation points
2023-05-31T20:12:31.8733333+00:00

This probably sounds silly, but I like the default web page that comes up when I hit New Tab in Edge. Gives me weather, current events, etc. So if I'm on another page, how can I get back to this "home" page? When I open a new tab and this page appears, there is no URL in the address bar! I'd like to make a bookmark to this page. I'd also like to access this page from another web browser - say Chrome.

Is this possible?

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  1. Yu Zhou-MSFT 12,946 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-06-01T05:46:54.7566667+00:00

    Hi @Dom

    Actually, the new tab page has URL, it's edge://newtab/. You can navigate to the new tab page in Edge using this URL and you can make a bookmark to this page in Edge. But you can't access this page in other browsers as it's an Edge specific page.


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  1. Schneider, Tobias 1,130 Reputation points
    2023-05-31T21:03:48.73+00:00

    Hello @Dom,

    if you have opened Microsoft Edge, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select "Settings". The settings of the Microsoft Edge will open. On the left side, click on "Start, Home and New Tabs". At the "Home button" item, set the slider at "Show home button on toolbar" to "active" and leave the "New tab page" setting selected. Now you have the possibility to get to the "New Tab Page" from any page via the start page icon.

    With Google Chrome, the whole thing behaves similarly: If you have opened Google Chrome, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select "Settings". The Google Chrome settings will open. On the left side, click on "Appearance" and activate the "Show home button" setting. Leave the "New Tab Page" setting selected. Now you also have the possibility to go to the "New Tab Page" from any page by clicking on the start page icon.

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