The new chromium-based Microsoft Edge is one of the many cutting-edge products that Microsoft has developed to provide users with the best experience. The browser comes with new and exciting functionalities intended to make your browsing experience more secure, seamless and fun.
The Edge browser runs on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows, 10, Windows Server (2016 and later), Windows Server (from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and even on macOS. According to everything we know about Microsoft, it values users’ opinions and likes to hear what they think about its products. That’s why each of Microsoft’s programs and applications, such as Outlook, Skype, Microsoft Office, and the new Edge browser, has a feedback button that allows users to send feedback like suggestions, issues, or general experience to Microsoft.
In our post today, we discuss how to remove the ‘Send feedback’ button in Microsoft Edge.
Can I Delete the Feedback Button in Edge on Windows 10?
The ‘Send feedback’ button is shown by default in the new Edge browser. While it’s a welcome feature, not everyone likes it or finds it useful, especially if you have a lot of extensions that you use frequently. Luckily, Microsoft allows you to disable or remove the feedback button. Let’s take a look at three simple methods to achieve this.
- Double-click the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge icon on your desktop and click the three dots in the top right corner to open the menu. Alternatively, run Edge and press the Alt + F shortcut to bring up the menu.
- Click “Settings”, and open the “Appearance” option in the left pane.
- Click the “Show feedback button” option to turn it off.
A quick way to remove or disable the “Send feedback” button is to use the shortcut menu. Here are the steps:
- Launch the Edge browser from your desktop or taskbar.
- Right-click the “Send feedback” button and click “Hide from toolbar”.
- Run Microsoft Edge and press the Alt + F shortcut or click the three dots in the top right corner to launch the menu.
- Hover your mouse cursor over “Help and feedback” to reveal other options.
- Right-click “Send feedback” and select the “Hide from taskbar” option.
That’s it. The ‘Send feedback’ button should now disappear from the taskbar.
How to Add the Feedback Button in Microsoft Edge
Now, if for any reason you want to use the “Send feedback” feature, you can add it back to the toolbar to make it easier to access. To do so, use the steps below:
- Launch the Edge browser and open its menu by clicking the three dots in the top right corner.
- Select “Settings” and open the “Appearance” option in the left pane.
- Click the “Show feedback button” option to turn it on.
Alternatively, here’s a quicker way to do this:
- Run Edge and press the Alt + F shortcut to bring up the menu.
- Next, hover your mouse cursor over “Help and feedback”, right-click “Send feedback” and select “Show in toolbar”.
The above methods are easy to implement and will take less than a minute. However, if you’re an advanced user, you can modify the Windows Registry to add or remove the “Send feedback” button.
Editing the Registry
When it comes to editing the registry, we suggest that you proceed with caution since the slightest mistake can brick your computer. So, only do so if you know what you’re doing. Most importantly, create a backup of your registry before making any changes to it so that you can restore it in case things go wrong.
- Press the Win + R shortcut, type in regedit.exe in the “Run” box and press “Enter”.
- In the “Registry Editor” window, open the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
- If you can’t find the path, go ahead and create it. To do so, right-click “Microsoft”, click New > Key and name the new key “Edge”.
- Next, right-click an empty space in the right pane, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and name the new value “UserFeedback”.
- Now, double-click “UserFeedback” and set “Value data:” as “1” to enable the “Send feedback” button and “0” to disable it.
That’s how to add or remove the feedback button in the Edge browser.
Is Your PC Optimized?
On another note, are you experiencing PC issues, such as slow performance, constant system or app freezing or crashing, and slow internet connections when browsing or downloading content online? It could be due to PC junk.
You see, the more you use your computer, the more junk files it collects, including web browser cache, leftover Windows Update files, user and system temporary files, and unneeded Microsoft Office cache, to name just a few. Apart from occupying disk space that can be used to store valuable data, junk files also affect your PC’s performance.
For this reason, you need to carry out regular cleaning and maintenance, and we recommend Auslogics BoostSpeed, an optimization tool designed with the end-user in mind. The program, which comes in two versions – free and paid, offers plenty of advanced features to help you get rid of the various speed-reducing issues and improve your overall user experience. From registry cleanup to disk cleanup to disk defragmentation, Auslogics BoostSpeed is reliable and effective. What’s more, the tool offers privacy protection with the “Browser Anti-Tracker” feature so that you can surf the internet with peace of mind.
This utility suite is effective regardless of how old your PC is, and you can save money that you would have otherwise spent upgrading your PC.
We would love to hear from you and welcome your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.