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How to make Microsoft Edge show downloads at the bottom of the window



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As of version 90, Microsoft Edge now shows downloads at the top of the window instead of at the bottom. If you don’t like this, you can put downloads at the bottom of the window with a shortcut in Windows 10. Here’s how.

Make Edge Show file downloads at the bottom of the window

To make Edge display file downloads at the bottom of the browser window in Windows 1

0, add a parameter to Edge’s shortcut on your desktop. Then when you run Edge with this shortcut, the download bar appears at the bottom as before.

This method doesn’t work for Mac because you can’t add shortcut parameters to Mac desktop shortcuts.

To get started, open the Start menu and search for “Microsoft Edge.” In the search results, right-click on “Microsoft Edge” and select “Open file location”.

Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10 Start menu.

An Explorer window will open. In this window, right click on “Microsoft Edge” and select “Open file location”.

Right click

An Explorer window containing “msedge.exe” opens. This is the location of the Edge executable.

The Microsoft Edge executable in an Explorer window.

Right click on “msedge.exe” and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut). This will create an icon labeled “msedge.exe – Shortcut” on your desktop.

Close the Explorer window. On your desktop, right click on the newly added shortcut and select “Properties” from the menu.

Right click on the Edge shortcut and select

In the “Properties” window, click the “Shortcut” tab. Then click on the “Target” box, place the cursor after the last quote in the box and press the spacebar.

Then type the following in the box:

--disable-features=msDownloadsHub

Add a parameter in

Save the changes by clicking “Apply” and then “OK” at the bottom of the window.

Select

Your custom Edge desktop shortcut is now ready. Use this shortcut any time you want Edge to display the download window at the bottom. Your other Edge shortcuts will continue to show the download bar at the top.

Edge's custom shortcut on a Windows desktop.

Your file downloads with this Edge shortcut will look like this:

The download window in Microsoft Edge.

To access this shortcut from the Start menu, right click on the shortcut and select ‘Pin to Start’. You now have this custom shortcut in the right pane of the Start menu.

Right-click the shortcut on the Edge desktop and select

Likewise, to add this shortcut to the taskbar, right-click on the shortcut and select ‘Pin to taskbar’.

Right-click the shortcut on the Edge desktop and select

And that’s how you force Edge to return to the original download panel location.

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