With the latest Microsoft update, we got the all-new Chromium-based Edge browser offering a simple, uncomplicated, and responsive approach. However, it retains its look from the legacy version of Edge in terms of showing the top and most visited websites, top site apps that are ready to download from the Store, My News Feed with recommended new content (which can also be personalized now), and also the weather and money widgets.
However, if you want to make changes to the default set up, it allows you to customize the look, or open the new tab as a blank page.
How to Customize the Microsoft Edge New Tab Page of the New Browser
Step 1: Open the Microsft Edge browser and click on the three horizontal dots (…) located at the top right corner of the browser and click on Settings from the context menu.
Step 2: In the Settings window, under General, scroll down to Open new tabs with under Customize. From the drop-down, select A blank page.
While you can customize the New Tab as per what you want to see, the suggested contents can make the browser run slow. Opening the tab in A blank page will increase the browser performance with no unnecessary content displayed.
Step 3: If you want to keep the suggested content intact on the New Tab and wish to customize the categories, open a New Tab, and go to the Hide Feed option with a gear sign next to it located above the Top Sites area on the right.
Step 4: You are now at the Customization page where you can select Top sites and my news feed, set select language and content as United States (English), and choose your favorite topics to be displayed.
Your Microsft Edge New Tab Page of the Chromium-based browser is now all customized with your preferences.