The following guide provides you with information on configuring Microsoft Edge so that the browser's address bar is displayed all the time.
If you are using Microsoft Edge, or have used it in the past, you may have noticed that the browser's address bar is not displayed on certain pages.
This is the case for the browser's startpage, but also on the new tab page. Microsoft made the decision to merge it with the search field that it displays on these pages.
So, if you want to enter an address, you would have to use that search field to do so. I don't like this practice a whole lot, as it is inconsistent and can also be confusing to users.
Update: it appears that Edge resets the settings after a moment.
If you prefer that the address bar in Edge is placed consistently in the browser's main toolbar, then you can do so. Please note that this requires editing the Windows Registry as there is no option in Edge itself to make that change.
Once you make the change, Edge's address bar is pinned to the top of the browser on all pages that you open in the web browser including the browser's Start and New Tab page.
Please note that you can't display the address bar and the "Where to next" field in Edge at the same time. It is either one or the other, but not both. Both do offer the same functionality though, as you can run searches in the address bar as well.
First, the manual way of making the necessary changes in the Windows Registry to display the address bar on top all the time:
The changes take effect immediately. There is no need to restart Edge or the computer.
You can click on the following Registry file as well, after downloading and extracting the archive, to apply the changes detailed above to the Registry without having to navigate the Registry at all.
Simply download the following file to do so: edge-address-bar.zip
You can open it in any plain text editor to check its content before you run it on your system.
To undo the change, delete the Registry values again, or set them to 0 instead of 1. (via WinHelpOnline)
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