Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Super Drag and Drop in Microsoft Edge


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Super Drag Drop feature in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

By default in Microsoft Edge, you can drag a link or text on a webpage, and drop it on the address bar or title bar to make the url open in a new tab or search the text by default search engine in a new tab.

Starting in the latest Microsoft Edge Canary, Beta, and Dev versions, you can enable the Super Drag and Drop feature that allows you to drag a link or text on a webpage, and drop it on the same page to make it easier and faster to open the url in a new tab or search the text by default search engine in a new tab.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Super Drag and Drop in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Super Drag and Drop in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Flags
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Super Drag and Drop in Microsoft Edge for All Users using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Super Drag and Drop in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Settings


This option is only available if the Microsoft Edge Super Drag Drop flag was enabled in Option Two.


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 dots button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Appearance in the left pane. (see screenshot below step 4)

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


4 Under Customize browser, turn On or Off (default) Enable Super Drag and Drop for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable Super Drag and Drop in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Flags


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Copy and paste the link below into the address bar of Microsoft Edge, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

edge://flags/#edge-super-drag-drop

3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled for what you want in the Microsoft Edge Super Drag Drop flag drop down menu.

4 Click/tap on the Restart button at the bottom to apply.

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Option Three

Enable or Disable Super Drag and Drop in Microsoft Edge for All Users using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

This option uses the SuperDragDropEnabled policy for Microsoft Edge.


1 Do step 2 (always enabled), step 3 (always disabled), or step 4 (default) below for what you want.

2 Always Enable Super Drag Drop in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This will override and prevent using Option One.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Always_Enable_SuperDragDrop_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]
"SuperDragDropEnabled"=dword:00000001

3 Always Disable Super Drag Drop in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This will override and prevent using Option One.


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

Always_Disable_SuperDragDrop_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]
"SuperDragDropEnabled"=dword:00000000

4 Default User-Choice Super Drag Drop in Microsoft Edge

This is the default setting to allow using Option One.


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

Default_user-choice_SuperDragDrop_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg


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

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

5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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

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


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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