How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings

Let’s learn how to Customize the Background in Microsoft Edge browser on Windows. In this post, we are explaining how to customize the Microsoft Edge background and how to change the Theme as well. You can easily customize the Microsoft Edge browser background of your choice.

Microsoft Edge has a default tab page that you can easily customize according to your preference. If you open the edge browser, a background picture comes from Bing by default. You can also see some of the links’ icons or websites regularly come in the edge browser.

Microsoft Edge is the best browser for Windows; that helps you to protect your data, save time, and also gives you an entertainment experience when viewing Content on the Web. Edge is the internet browser created and developed by Microsoft. Now, it has a Kids Mode as well!

In a background property, you can add background color, Images, etc. You can easily customize the look of the Edge browser page. Customization of Edge browser helps you to put your image as Edge background. Customizing the edge browser background is a very easy Task.

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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser

You can easily customize the look of the Edge browser page by using images of the day, your own image, a Custom theme, etc. Customization of the main page is done with the gear icon on the upper right of the edge browser page.

The below steps and screenshot shows how to customize Edge Background on Windows. First, select Microsoft Edge from Start Menu.

  • Select Microsoft Edge from Start Menu
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 1

You can easily open a new tab by clicking the (+) plus symbol next to the existing tab or using the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + T). Use the page settings gear icon on the upper right corner of Edge to customize the Background in the edge browser.

  • Open a New tab by clicking the plus (+) symbol next to the existing tab
  • Click the Gear icon (Page Settings) on the upper right corner of the Edge browser
  • Page Settings show the Background option In Edge Browser (See the below screenshot)
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 2

Page Settings Gear Icon in Edge Browser

The Gear Icon Page Settings option in the Edge browser shows the settings such as layout, Region & language, Quick links, Background, show greetings, Content, etc. Customization of the main page is done with the page settings gear icon in the Edge browser, showing the following.

  1. Page Layout
  2. Region & language
  3. Quick links
  4. Background
  5. Show Greeting
  6. Content

1. Page Layout

The Page Layout includes the options such as focused, Inspirational, Informational, and custom. The below steps and screenshot shows the page Layout settings in the Edge browser.

  • Start menu > Microsoft Edge
  • Click the Gear Icon from the Edge browser
  • Layout option in page settings shows the Focused, Inspirational, Informational, Custom
Page LayoutsUses
FocusedIt offers a design without a background image and shows the search bar, quick links to your most frequent sites, and news.
InspirationalIt shows the background picture that changes daily and offers a search box and the news headlines.
InformationalIt gives more details about the news feed and focuses more on Content around the Web. It shows a search box, background image, and quick site link.
CustomIt helps to customize your page layout, here you can use your images, Customize themes, etc
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 3
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2. Region & Language

Under Region and Language section, you can use the region and language dropdown menu and select the language and Region you will see when opening a new tab in the edge browser. The below screenshot shows the Region and language section in page settings.

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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 4

3. Quick links

The quick link settings help you to choose when to show or hide the frequent sites in the Edge browser. Quick links offer the options like 1 row, 2 rows, and Top and Off options.

The Off option in quick links helps you to hide the quick links to frequent sites in the Edge browser. The 1-row option allows you to show the quick links site in one row.

The 2-row option in quick links helps you to show the quick links in 2 rows on the edge page. The Top option of quick links allows you to show the quick link sites in the top row of the Edge page.

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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 5

4. Background

The Background section in Edge page settings helps you show different images or videos daily. The Background section also offers the options such as Off, Image of the day, Image or video of the day, Your own image, and Custom theme.

The below list and screenshot show the Background Page Settings options in the Edge browser.

  • Off – Helps to remove the Background.
  • Image of the day – (Default) Helps you to get every day a new picture
  • Image or video of the day – Helps you to get every day a new image or video
  • Your own image – Helps you to upload your own images from your pc
  • Custom theme – Helps to manage your Theme
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 6

How to Add Your Own Images as Background Images in Edge Browser

Adding Your own image as Background in the Edge browser is an easy task. The “Your own image” option in the Edge browser helps you to paste your wished photos as your Edge background. The following are the steps to Add your own image as Background in the Edge browser.

  • Start Menu > MS Edge > Page Settings Gear Icon > Background
  • Select the “Your own image” option from the Background
  • Clicking Your own image option shows the Upload option; select the Upload option to upload Your own image as your Edge background
  • Browse your pc and go and get a picture of whatever you want to put in the Background or show up your Background as your main picture
  • Click Open to upload the image as your main image in the Edge browser
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 7

The below screenshot shows the HTMD is the main picture in my Edge browser; if you open up a new tab in Edge browser, You can see your uploaded picture as the main picture in your Edge browser.

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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 8

How to Remove Your Own Images from the Background of Your Edge Browser

You can easily remove your uploaded picture from the Background of your Edge Browser. The below steps and screenshot shows how to remove a picture from your Edge background.

  • Start Menu > MS Edge > Page Settings Gear Icon > Background
  • Click the “Your own image” option from the Background
  • Select the “Remove” option next to your selected picture
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 9

5. Microsoft Edge: Show Greeting

When launching Microsoft Edge, you get greeting messages like Good morning, Good evening, Good night with your name in the top left corner of the browser. After showing this Greeting, it will quickly convert to the weather and temperature of your location.

You can easily Turn On and Off this show greeting option by dragging the show greeting pane circle to the left and right sides. If the show greeting pane circle is on the left side, It means that the show greeting is Turned Off, and if the show greeting pane circle is on the right side, It means that the show greeting is Turned On.

  • Turned Off – Show greeting pane circle is on the left side
  • Turne On – Show greeting pane circle is on the right side

The show greeting option in Edge browser page settings is shown in the below screenshot.

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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 10

6. Content

The Edge page settings show the content option; the content dropdown arrow shows a set of options such as Content visible, Content partially visible, Headings only, Content off, etc. The Content visible helps you to show all Content in the Edge browser.

The Content partially visible option helps you to show your Content partially. The Headings only option in Content helps you to show your heading of the Content only. The Content Off option in Edge page settings helps you to turn off the Content completely from your Edge browser.

  • Content visible – Help to show all Content in the Edge browser.
  • Content partially visible – Helps to show your Content partly in the Edge browser
  • Headings only – Help to show only your heading of the Content
  • Content off – Helps you to Turn Off the Content completely from your Edge browser
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 11

How to Customize Theme and Appearance in Edge Browser

Customizing themes and Appearance in the Edge browser is an easy task, and the appearance tab in the Edge browser is used to customize the Theme and Appearance. The below steps and screenshot shows how to customize the Appearance and Theme in the Edge browser.

  • Start Menu > Microsoft Edge
  • Click the Settings and more (…) option from the upper right corner of the Edge browser
  • Select the Settings option from settings and more
  • Select Appearance on the Left side of the settings page
  • The Appearance tab shows the Customise appearance option in the below screenshot
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 12

Customize Appearance in the Edge browser helps you change your browser’s whole layout. The overall Appearance applies to new tabs, pages, dialogues, and other menus. The Customise appearance shows the options such as Overall Appearance and Theme.

  1. Overall Appearance In Edge Browser
  2. Theme In Edge Browser

1. Overall Appearance

You can easily change the look and feel of the MS Edge browser at any time using the appearance feature within the Settings menu. Customization helps you to look your browser so pretty, and it also allows you to make your browser look different from others.

The Overall Appearance is applied to new tabs, pages, dialogs, and other menus. It helps you to change the overall appearance of your browser. The System default appearance is similar to the dark mode appearance, and the below screenshot shows the Dark and Light mode appearance.

  • Light Appearance – Display black text on a white background; by default, Edge is set to the “Light” theme
  • Dark Appearance – Display white text on a dark background to reduce blue light exposure and help with eye strain
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 13

2. Themes

Microsoft Edge supports multicolored themes; you can choose the themes according to your preferences. The Multicolored themes include the Morning fog, Icy mint, Island getaway, Cool breeze, Silky pink, Bubblegum, Sunny day, Mango paradise, Dark & stormy, Cool slate, Moonlight glow, Juicy plum, Spicy red, Mystical forest, and the Default color.

Themes help you to change the way you look at your Edge browser. The below screenshot shows the Edge browser look using a different appearance and theme combinations.

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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 14

The below screenshot shows the Light Appearance with the Bubblegum theme and the Dark Appearance with the Bubblegum theme. Edge Themes and Appearances help users to get a beautiful browsing experience.

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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 15

How to Add a Website in Edge Home Page

You can easily add a Website on the Edge home page. Adding a Website to the Edge home screen helps you to access that Website easily. The below steps and screenshot shows how to Add a website on the Edge home page.

  • Start Menu > Microsoft Edge
  • Click the Add (+) symbol next to the Website already shown on the Edge
  • Type the Name and URL of the Website in the below screenshot
  • Click the Add button will add the Website to the Edge home page
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 16

Website More Options Context Menu in Edge Browser

Website more option Context menu shows the options such as Rename the Website, Remove the Website, Pin to the page, Pin to taskbar. The Website Rename option helps you to rename the Website, and the Website Remove option allows you to remove the Website from Edge’s home page.

  • Rename – Helps to Rename the Website
  • Remove – Helps to Remove the Website

The below steps and screenshot shows the Website “more option” context menu options. With the help of this Context menu, you can easily rename, remove, Pin to the page, and pin to the taskbar on the Website.

  • Start Menu > Microsoft Edge
  • Click the “more option” (three-dotted) button for the link
  • Select Rename option to rename the Website
  • Select the Remove option to remove the Website
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How to Customize Background in Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows | Page Settings Gear Icon | Edge Settings 17

Resource -> Microsoft Edge Browser Features | Microsoft

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