Edge Chromium Menu Bar Missing?

Do you miss your Edge Chromium menu bar? Technological advancements and all are not necessarily a bad thing, but … we cannot underestimate how some of us are creatures of habit. And when it comes to being used to working with a menu bar it would be nice to be able to have one in Chromium Edge, wouldn’t it?

Well, the good news is: you can have one.

Just in case you are not sure what I am talking about: Microsoft has now officially introduced Chromium Edge as their new browser and this is what the top of the Chromium Edge browser looks like:

Edge Chromium menu bar is missing

And this is what it looks like with a menu bar:

Edge Chromium menu bar enabled

Now let’s see how you can get from a to b as easily as possible.

Edge Chromium Menu Bar Disappeared? Get it Back!

Since Chromium Edge is based on Google Chromium (see my previous article on Chromium Edge) it does kind of make sense that this new browser comes with the Edge Chromium menu bar missing. Google Chrome also doesn’t have a menu bar, after all.

The way to activate or enable your Edge Chromium menu bar is via extensions. Pretty much like you can get browser extensions to add functionality to the Google Chrome browser, you can do the same thing with Chromium Edge extensions.

The Chromium Edge extension we’re going to use to add a menu bar is the extension called proper menubar.

To get started, click the three dots near the right corner of your Chromium Edge browser and select extensions.

Edge Chromium extensions

In the next screen, click the button that says “Get extensions for Microsoft Edge”.

Edge Chromium extensions

Now you’ll land in the overview screen of Chromium Edge extensions. Type “proper menubar” in the search box (without the quotes) and press ENTER.

Search for the proper menubar extension

In the search results, you’ll see the “Proper menu bar for Microsoft Edge” extension listed. Click the “get” button to proceed.

Get the Edge Chromium menu bar extension

Chromium Edge will now ask whether you’d like to add “Proper menubar for Microsoft Edge” to Microsoft Edge. Click the “Add extension” button to continue.

Add the Edge Chromium menu bar extension

A few moments later you’ll see a thank you screen thanking you for installing the proper menubar extension which means that you’ve successfully installed the Edge Chromium menu bar.

Successfully installed the Chromium Edge menu bar extension

And indeed, you’ll notice that Chromium Edge now has a menu bar with “File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Windows and Help” items.

The Edge Chromium menu bar

To conclude: Is your Edge Chromium menu bar missing? Install the “proper menubar” extension and you’ll have a menu bar back before you know it.


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