How to Change Startup Action on Microsoft Edge Chromium

If you prefer to have a new tab open up each time you launch Edge or in case you prefer continuing from where you left off, then you might want to customize the startup action on Microsoft Edge. Microsoft has officially released the Chromium version of the Edge browser. It comes with a bunch of useful features and is possibly one of the best browsers to use in 2020. By default, the startup action on Microsoft Edge is set to ‘Open a new tab’. Thus each time you launch the browser, you will be greeted by a new tab. Fortunately, you can customize the startup action and have Microsoft Edge open from where you left off or open a preset website or pages.

Therefore, in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to customize the startup action on Microsoft Edge. Additionally, you might also want to check out how you can enable dark mode on Microsoft Edge. The process to change the startup action is fairly simple. And it should not take more than a couple of minutes to get things sorted. So without any further ado, let’s check out how to change the startup action on Microsoft Edge.

Change startup action on Microsoft Edge

Follow the steps below to change what happens when you startup Microsoft Edge.

startup action on Microsoft Edge

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge on your PC.
  2. Click on the 3-dots icon located at the top right corner.
  3. In the list, click on the Settings option and then select On startup within the sidebar.
  4. Here you should see three options to choose from. These options are — open a new tab, continue where you left off, and open a specific page or pages.
  5. Select any of the three options based on your personal preference.

Once you’ve changed the startup action on Microsoft Edge, you can exit the browser and restart it to check out the new startup action. Keep in mind that if you select to open a specific page or pages, you will have to manually enter the website URL. To do this, simply click on the Add a new page option and enter the website URL. You can add as many webpages you want. However, we’d suggest keeping it limited to avoid experiencing slowdowns when launching Microsoft Edge.

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You can even select the option to set the default startup action to open all the currently opened tabs. This means that all the tabs you have opened when you select Use all open tabs will launch when you startup Microsoft Edge.

custom URL startup action

Although, in our opinion selecting the option to continue where you left off is a lot more useful. This is because you can exit the browser and relaunch it without losing your opened tabs. Nevertheless, no matter what your preference is for the startup action on Microsoft Edge, we hope this guide helped you personalize the setting.

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