How to disable Bing button in Microsoft Edge?
Microsoft has recently updated the Edge browser to version 111, and although it adds a number of useful features, this update adds a large Bing button in the top right corner that cannot be removed or hidden. This Bing button links to a new feature in Edge called Edge Copilot, which includes Bing Chat.
After going through all the settings, I found that this button could not be disabled. Today I need to disable it completely, so here's a tutorial on how to do that.
- Launch Windows Registry Editor by pressing Win + R and typing regedit.
- Navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft. Using this path will turn off the Bing button system-wide, not only for the current user. If you want to disable Bing in Edge for your current Windows account, go to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft. You can copy-paste the path to speed up the process.
- Right-click the Microsoft key and select New > Key, then rename the new key or folder to Edge.
- Click the new Edge key and right-click anywhere on the editor's right side.
- Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and rename the value to HubsSidebarEnabled.
- Ensure the value's data is set to zero (it should be zero by default). Double-click the HubsSidebarEnabled value to check it.
- Launch Microsoft Edge and go to edge://policy.
- Click Reload policies and watch the Bing button go away.
OCD users please note: the above policy is a corporate policy and after modifying it your Edge will prompt "Managed by your organisation" or "Hosted by your organisation's browser" This is normal and there is no way to remove this prompt unless you delete the modified registry above.
For those who are lazy, you can simply download our registry and double-click it to open and merge it:
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