Edge settings – part 3 – appearance

Our exploration of the new Microsoft Edge Browser continues today.

Monday, we started our look at Edge Settings by checking out your Profile options. Click here to read that tip.

Yesterday, we explored all of your privacy options. Click here to read that tip.

Today, we’ll check out how to personalize the appearance and startup look. We’ll start by clicking the three-dot menu icon at the top right of the browser and choosing Settings from the drop-down menu.


At the left, select Appearance.


In the center of the page, you’ll see your options to customize. First, you decide if you want the dark or light theme for Edge. You can also decide if you want to see a favorites bar at the top of the page.


There are also slider buttons for deciding if you want to see buttons for Favorites, Feedback, or a Home page at the top of your browser page.


Set your home page as a new tab page or a specific page you’d prefer.


Adjust the zoom to anywhere from 25% of regular size to 500% larger.


Your next option is to adjust the Font size.


Choose between Very small to Very large.


You’ll see a live update of what the changes will look like.


Click on Customize fonts and you’ll have even more options. You can adjust sizes and pick different fonts. Be very careful though.  You’ll want to stick with easy-to-read fonts.

customize fonts

Your next choice at the left is On startup.


When Edge opens, you can choose between it opening to a brand new tab, opening up on the last page you visited, or opening on a specific page or pages.


Click on Add a new page to type in the address of the page or pages you’d like to open on. Just type in the address and click on Add.  As you can see, I have three pages, Facebook, my email, and this site. You can choose any pages you prefer.


You can also select all of your currently open tabs to become your start-up page or pages.


Choose New tab page to customize the look of your new tabs.


Choose between a clean look or to have news and weather or your favorite sites featured.


We’ll continue our look at the many options in Settings tomorrow.


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