Tech Tip – Using Microsoft’s Floating ‘Edge Bar’

6th April 2022

The Edge Bar is a handy floating sidebar / mini (Bing) browser that comes with the latest version of Edge in Windows and makes searching and accessing email and other platforms faster and easier. Here’s how to enable and use it:

– Open Edge and click on the three dots (top right).

– Select ‘Settings’.

– Select ‘Edge bar’ in the left panel and click on ‘Open Edge bar’ on the right.

– Search for something with the Bing search engine at the top of the Edge Bar.

– Click on the bookmarks to platforms such as Outlook and LinkedIn shown on the right of the Bar (added by default) and add your own favourite website bookmarks there. To add them, click on the plus (+) button (right section of the Edge bar), enter the URL, and click on Add.