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:
And this is what it looks like with a menu bar:
Now let’s see how you can get from a to b as easily as possible.
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.
In the next screen, click the button that says “Get extensions for Microsoft Edge”.
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.
In the search results, you’ll see the “Proper menu bar for Microsoft Edge” extension listed. Click the “get” button to proceed.
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.
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.
And indeed, you’ll notice that Chromium Edge now has a menu bar with “File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Windows and Help” items.
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.