How to enable Focus Mode in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10?

If you are using the latest version of Microsoft Edge, which is powered by Google's popular chromium engine, the browser will allow you to open any site in a controls and menu free separate window. As the feature is still in an experimental stage, you can enable it by editing the browser config file.


In this quick post on Microsoft Edge, we will learn how to enable the Focus Mode feature to keep yourself far away from any other distractions.



How to enable Focus Mode in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10?


How to download the latest version of Microsoft Edge?

You can download the latest version of the chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser by navigating to the official Microsoft Edge download page. You should be running either of the following operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS, iOS, or Android.


Please note that Microsoft to end support for Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 by mid next year (July 15, 2021).


What is Focus Mode?

"Focus Mode" is an experimental feature of the chromium-powered Microsoft Edge browser. As it is still experimental, it's not enabled by default. You need to enable it from the Microsoft Edge config file to try this feature.


Once you enable the Focus Mode feature, you will see the Focus this tab menu item when you right-click on any tab. And the tab will open in a separate window having no controls and menus in it, giving you a full focus to the page content.


How to enable "Focus Mode" in Microsoft Edge (Chromium)?

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser, and enter "edge://flags/#focus-mode" in the address bar.
  2. From the dropdown, next to Focus Mode, select Enabled and then restart Microsoft Edge for the changes to take effect.
  3. How to enable the Focus Mode experimental feature on Microsoft Edge?

  4. Now open any website and right-click on the tab.
  5. Click on the Focus this tab menu item as shown in the following screen.
  6. How to launch a website in Focus Mode on Microsoft Edge?


This will open the site in a separate window and pin the website icon in the taskbar, giving you a complete focus on the web application.


Microsoft Edge opened the site in Focus Mode


If you want to exit from the Focus Mode, you can do so by clicking on the three dots present on the title bar and click Open in Microsoft Edge.



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