Remove web widgets in 'new tab' in Edge


zooburner

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Hi there

Does anyone know how to disable the widget(s) that show the app widget and weather in a new tab in edge ?

This what I'm talking about, it appears in the upper left of the page, I'm not using a synced account and neither do I want to.

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Not me! I tried! It's locked in! 🤷‍♂️
 

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zooburner

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Not me! I tried! It's locked in! 🤷‍♂️
Lol, yes I thought as much. I have used a extension called 'blank tab' which does work but I'm trying to make things the way i want them without extensions.
 

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... make things the way i want them without extensions...
Bookmark about:blank then wheel-click, or Ctrl/Shift click it to open in a new tab...

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I have new tab clean. Do you have content disabled?

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zooburner

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I have new tab clean. Do you have content disabled?

View attachment 14729

As I understand it you have to be logged into your account to access those settings (something I don't want to do) and even then it does not get rid of the office 360 widget/ advert, it only gets rid of the weather widget.

As I say it is doable by a third party extension but I can't find a way to get a truly blank tab in edge itself.
 

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zooburner

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Lol, yes I thought as much. I have used a extension called 'blank tab' which does work but I'm trying to make things the way i want them without extensions.
Bookmark about:blank then wheel-click, or Ctrl/Shift click it to open in a new tab...

View attachment 14704
Yes this seems the lightest workaround, or simply have about:blank as a bookmark in the bookmarks bar
 

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Yes this seems the lightest workaround, or simply have about:blank as a bookmark in the bookmarks bar
That expression, workaround seems to be intrinsic to Microsoft products, doesn't it!? :cool:
 

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MS just cannot find it in their hearts to grant simple options, can they!?!?!?

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I clicked on the gear wheel and turned everything off. If you have to log into your account and don't want to for some strange reason I think you may have to live with it.
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zooburner

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That expression, workaround seems to be intrinsic to Microsoft products, doesn't it!? :cool:

I actually was getting to really like Edge, till they started doing things like this I cannot think why they would think putting these unmovable widgets in the very browser they want people to swap to is a good idea.. !?

I would have thought putting more user customisations in would be the key.
 

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    ROG Strix Z370F Gaming
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    16GB Corsair Vengeance
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    Nvidia 1070Ti
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    Onboard / Realtek
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    BENQ GL2450
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Edwin

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I actually was getting to really like Edge, till they started doing things like this I cannot think why they would think putting these unmovable widgets in the very browser they want people to swap to is a good idea.. !?

I would have thought putting more user customisations in would be the key.
They want you to use their stuff and click on their bait..., it's money in the bank for them!
 

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