Edge Flags: 10 Best Edge://Flags to Boost your Browsing

Best Edge Flags for Microsoft Edge Browser to Add Extra Features to your Web Browser with Edge://Flags for Windows and Mac

As the Software is developed on the Chromium Project you can expect speed and other features similar to Google Chrome. You can download extensions from the Chrome Web Store and also use the popular Flags. Though the Flags are native to the browser the Edge has come up with some of the best Edge://Flags for the Microsoft Edge Browser.

Flags on a browser are the unreleased features you can try out on your device. These features are still under development but allowed to be tested by the end users. This guide lists five important Microsoft Edge flags you can use right now.

Edge browser has immense popularity and offers several unreleased features under the Flags section. Here ‘Unreleased’ refers to the unavailability of the feature as a part of an officially released build of the browser.

When you enable a flag on the Edge browser, it may function smoothly. Some other flags may be unstable and cause the browser to crash. That may result in the loss of important work on the platform.

Sometimes, relaunching the browser, won’t reload the accidentally closed tabs due to unstable flags. So, save or complete your work before dabbling with experimental flags on Edge

Note: Edge Flags are experimental features and may be unstable on some devices. The guide contains all the flags that have been tested on the Stable Edge Desktop Browser. If you face any issues disable the Flags.

How to Enable Edge Flags?

The steps to enable the Edge flags are the same for flags belonging to any domain, across any platform (Windows, macOS or Android).


Here are the Steps to Enable and Access Edge Flags Across all the Supported Devices.

  1. Open Edge Browser on your Device.
  2. Head over to the Omnibox (i.e. address bar), type Edge://flags, and hit Enter.
  3. Now you may take the help of the search bar to look for the desired flags.
  4. Now look for any of the Flags you need, by default it is either ‘Disabled’ or in a ‘Default’ state. Just click on it and change its state to ‘Enabled’ to access the flag.
  5. As soon as you do so, you will get notified to restart your browser. Just click on the Restart button to do so.
  6. That’s it! As soon as the Edge Browser relaunches, the said flag will be enabled and you will see the associated effect.

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Best Edge Flags to Enhance Your Browser

Here are the Best Edge Flags for your Windows and Mac PC to Improve the Productivity of the Microsoft Edge Browser.

Turn on AI Writing on Edge Browser with “Compose” Flag

Rewrite content sourced from the web on any text editor on your PC using the AI writing feature on the Edge browser. Here is how to find and activate it.

  1. Open Edge browser.
  2. Access edge://flags page in the URL.
  3. Enter the term “Compose” in the Search field.
  4. In the search results go to “Enable Compose(AI-Writing)on the web
  5. Set the status of the flag as Enabled.
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  6. Close and relaunch Edge.

Heavy Ad Intervention

A webpage without ads can load 75% faster than the web pages with Ads. Many times the site may force you to load the content with Ads. Heavy Ad Intervention prevents the load of such Ads which consume many resources of the device. Thus making the page load faster without the use of Adblocker.


Hardware-accelerated Video 

Generally, the bulky stuff like video play and graphic load (browser games) are handled by CPU causing heavy CPU usage. Hardware Accelerated Video reduces this load on the CPU by making other Hardware accessories like GPU to handle the Video Play. Thus making other operations smooth while exporting in H. 264/AVC and HEVC codecs.

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Open Page Links in Edge on Web Apps

When you come across a hyperlink on a webpage, clicking it will redirect you to the website to which the hyperlink is mapped.

If the website has a dedicated web app installed on the PC, the link should open the content on the app. Sometimes, even though there is a web app for the site installed, the link will open in the browser.

To solve that problem, you can turn on the PWA Link Capturing flag on the Edge browser.

  1. Launch Edge browser and access edge://flags.
  2. Search for Desktop PWA Link Capturing.
  3. Change its status to Enabled and relaunch Edge.
    open link in web app on Edge browser

Now, clicking on a hyperlink should open the content on the web app installed on your PC.

Auto Dark Mode for Web Contents

Use Force Dark Mode for Web Contents flags to get completely dark on the content of the web page. The dark mode is available for Edge. But if you wish to read the Web Content in Dark Mode this flag is ideal for you. This Flag automatically renders all web content using a dark theme.


TLS 1.3 Early Data

TLS 1.3 is a new encryption protocol update that is both faster and more secure than TLS 1.2. It provides greater privacy and performance compared to previous versions of TLS and non-secure HTTP. This option enables TLS 1.3 Early Data, allowing GET requests to be sent during the handshake when resuming a connection to a compatible TLS 1.3 server.


Parallel Downloading

This functionality breaks down heavy files into numerous batches of files, downloads these batches parallelly or simultaneously, and then combines them into one single file at the end. Well, this is what all the torrent downloaders also do. And the good news is that this same technique could well be carried over to Edge as well.


Experimental QUIC protocol

Google has recently launched a new connection protocol that it calls QUIC. This protocol is a mixture of both TCP and UDP protocols. When these two combine, it gives not only a much faster browsing experience but also provides a much safer experience. It creates a single trip between the client and the server. This greatly reduces the time taken to transfer data packets, which improves the data exchange speed and hence the overall speed on the web.


Back-Forward Cache

This experimental feature caches the forward and backward pages that are already loaded making smooth and quick navigation across the pages without loading. If you have a high-end device with a large amount of space that can store cache build-up then the chrome flag can do wonders for you.


Microsoft Edge Tracking Prevention

Every site comes with a number of trackers to collect the data. This Flag auto automatically blocks the trackers and prevents the data from being sent to the site owner. Enable this edge flag to block site trackers a simple yet good Flag if you are concerned about privacy.


Tab Hover Cards

The tab hovercard allows users to replace the current tooltips with a pop-up hovercard. The edge flag enables a popup containing the page title and domain information to be visible when hovering over a tab. It is very helpful when you work simultaneously over a number of tabs.


Latest Stable JavaScript Features

Some websites use non-standard JavaScript codes that may conflict with the latest JavaScript features on the web browser. This flag allows disabling the support of those features for compatibility with such pages. This flag works on both Windows and Mac.


Fill Passwords on Account Selection

Generally, when you create an account for some website, your credentials are saved, and every time you open the app site the account is already logged in. But if you have multiple accounts for the site (e.g. Google Accounts) and wish to select different accounts very frequently then this flag is very useful. The flag only Fills the passwords when an account is explicitly selected by the user rather than auto-filling credentials on page load.


Show Autofill Predictions

This is a very useful Edge Flag that can assist you in filling out the forms or signing up for the site. The flag can Autofill the forms with an email, location address, names, mobile numbers, and other pre-filled details so that you do not need to repeat the same every time.


Conclusion: These are some of the best Edge Flags for your Edge Chromium Browser to Boost your Browser Productivity. The flags are experimental and may not work in every case.

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Nikhil Azza
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4 Responses

  1. adam says:

    thanks, seems to work so far. hope you can update us with new flags to tweak and improve edge performance even more.

  2. captain says:

    Hi thanks

  3. AkioBrian says:

    Very good, is excellent

  4. Johny Why says:

    You don’t say whether to set these to enabled or disabled.
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