Microsoft Edge will soon let you remove some of its unnecessary features.


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Microsoft is testing a new feature in the Canary channel for its browser, which will make many users happy. The company wants to let users disable unnecessary parts of Microsoft Edge to make the browser run faster and provide a less cluttered experience.

The option to toggle or turn off various features in Microsoft Edge is being rolled out to some users in the Canary Channel as part of a so-called controlled feature rollout. Those with the lucky ticket can go and disable the optional components. Settings > Optional Features either or edge://settings/optionalFeatures Link.

A screenshot showing a new Edge Settings section for disabling optional features
Screenshot by @Lyupiva 64

In short, optional features in Microsoft Edge work the same as they do in Windows 10 and 11.

Microsoft Edge now lets you turn off optional browser features to make it the fastest browsing experience for you. Features that are disabled are still available to you but will require a small download to enable them.

Many people are complaining that Microsoft is turning what was once a decent and fast browser into bloated adware, so the new optional feature settings section will please many users who want questionable features, such as built-in Not happy with these games. This is a sign that Microsoft is paying attention to feedback and wants to provide a better experience. Of course, it remains to be seen which features will be removable but at least things are moving in the right direction now.


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