You’ll soon be able to remove thumbnails from Edge favorites

June 20, 2023

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Want to be able to remove thumbnails from Edge favorites? We’ve got some good news.

Microsoft is reportedly working to bring multiple views to the Favorites folder on the browser, as spotted by Windows enthusiast @Leopeva64. One of these views could disable thumbnail images associated with saved websites that appear in the Favorites hub.

As part of Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to enhance the browsing experience for Edge users, particularly within the Favorites hub, this new view has been introduced in the browser’s experimental channel, Canary. 

Should the update rolls out for general users, the functionality will have to be activated through Edge Settings ? Privacy, search, and services ? Save Images for Favorites.

“We’ll take the dominant image related to a saved website or a screenshot of the page to enhance your favorites experience. We may do this in the background to update favorites that do not currently have an image associated,” the update says.

Not too long ago, the Redmond-based tech giant has also been making a few tweaks here and there in the Favorites hub. Last month, two new views called small and medium thumbnail views were introduced to the browser to enhance users’ experience.

In the small thumbnail view, users can access the treeview and breadcrumb interfaces, providing a compact visual representation of their saved websites within the Favorites hub. On the other hand, the medium thumbnail view offers a slightly larger image display, allowing for a more detailed view of the website.

Speaking of the native browser, however, things aren’t always smooth. The latest version of the browser’s stable channel, v. 114, reportedly features a lot of PDF-related bugs, and users are furious about them.

What are your thoughts on Microsoft’s decision to work on a feature to remove thumbnails from Edge favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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