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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the QR Code generator feature in Microsoft Edge for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Microsoft Edge supports sharing the URL of a page or image via QR code. You can create a QR code of a page or image in Microsoft Edge, and scan or download the QR code to share.

A QR code is a type of matrix barcode. To scan this code, you can use a QR scanner app on your phone, or some camera apps.

You can right-click on a blank area of a webpage in Microsoft Edge to Create QR code for this page. You can also right-click on an image on a webpage in Microsoft Edge to Create QR code for this image.

You can use the QRCodeGeneratorEnabled policy to enable or disable the QR Code generator feature in Microsoft Edge.

References:

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the QR Code generator feature in Microsoft Edge.



EXAMPLE: QR code for ElevenForum.com URL

qrcode_www.elevenforum.com.png



Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.

2 Enable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_QR_Code_generator_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"QRCodeGeneratorEnabled"=-

3 Disable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_QR_Code_generator_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"QRCodeGeneratorEnabled"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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