This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Copilot with Bing Chat icon on the toolbar in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.
The Copilot with Bing Chat icon shows on the toolbar above the sidebar by default in Microsoft Edge.
You can hover or click/tap on the Copilot icon or press the Ctrl + Shift + . keys to ask complex questions, find comprehensive answers, get summarized information, find inspiration to build upon all in a side-by-side view, with no need to flip between tabs.
You can remove the Copilot with Bing Chat icon from the toolbar in Microsoft Edge if wanted.
Microsoft Edge Privacy Whitepaper.
If you remove (turn off) the Copilot toolbar icon, the Always show sidebar setting gets disabled (grayed out).
EXAMPLE: Copilot icon on Microsoft Edge toolbar
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click/tap on the Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 dots button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Sidebar in the left pane, and click/tap on Copilot under "App specific settings" under "App and notification settings". (see screenshot below)
Turn on (default - add) or off (remove) Show Copilot for what you want. (see screenshots below)
Click/tap on Restart to apply. (see screenshot below)
You can now close the [B}Settings[/B] tab if you lile.
Right click on your Desktop, click/tap on New, and click/tap on Shortcut.
Copy and paste the command below for the installed Microsoft Edge you want to use into the location box, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" --disable-features=msUndersideButton
Microsoft Edge Beta
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" --disable-features=msUndersideButton
Microsoft Edge Dev
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" --disable-features=msUndersideButton
Microsoft Edge Canary
"%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\msedge.exe" --disable-features=msUndersideButton
Type a name (ex: "Microsoft Edge") you want for this shortcut, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)
You can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to Start menu All apps, add to Win+X menu, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this Microsoft Edge shortcut to where you like for easy usage.