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  • Jan 25, 2021 That doesn't work on Windows 10. The method, (probably relating to Microsoft's new Office web apps), is as follows - 1) Open Edge browser. 2) Open the website that you want a short cut to. 3) Open the Edge main Menu, (three dots on far top right) 4) Hover on the 'Apps' menu option. 5) Click on the pop-up option to 'install this site as a web app'.
  • Microsoft Edge doesn't currently have any settings or functions within its web browser that allow you to block specific websites. However, there's a workaround that you can exploit using the.
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It's easy to make the switch from Google Chrome. You can quickly import your favorites, passwords, and other browser data to Microsoft Edge. Just type edge://settings/importData in the Microsoft Edge address bar to get started. Try Microsoft Edge. Open Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more Settings. Select Appearance. Turn on Show home button. You can either choose New tab page or select Enter URL for a page that you want to use as your home page. Note: This topic is for the new Microsoft Edge.

© Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can block websites on a Microsoft Edge browser using Command Prompt. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider
  • If you want to block websites on Microsoft Edge, you'll have to use your Windows computer's Command Prompt.
  • Currently, Microsoft Edge doesn't allow you to block websites through its browser.
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Microsoft Edge doesn't currently have any settings or functions within its web browser that allow you to block specific websites.

However, there's a workaround that you can exploit using the Command Prompt that will let you block websites on Edge and other browsers for free, without downloading any browser extensions.

Using the Command Prompt can be intimidating, but here's how to use it to block websites on Microsoft Edge.

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How to block websites on Microsoft Edge using the Command Prompt

1. At the bottom of your computer, in the search bar, type 'command.' Then right-click on the Command Prompt. In the menu that appears, click on 'Run as administrator.'

© Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider Select “Run as administrator.” Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

2. If a pop-up box appears, click the 'Yes' button.

3. When the Command Prompt opens, it will appear as a black box with text inside it. Type the following line exactly as it appears: notepad c:WINDOWSsystem32driversetchosts. After you have typed the text, press the Enter key.

© Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider Enter the exact same code into Command Prompt. Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

4. The Notepad application should open on its own. Scroll down in Notepad until you reach the bottom of the text, then press the Enter key.

5. Type the following line exactly as it appears:

6. Then, press the space bar once and type the name of the website you want to block. For example, If done correctly, the line of text should read like this: Do this for each of the websites you want to block.

© Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider Type in the website you want to block. Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

7. Once you are finished adding websites that you want to block, click on Notepad's 'File' menu, then click 'Save.' © Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider Click 'Save.' Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

8. Close out of the Command Prompt and Notepad.

If you try to reach the website you blocked, you will no longer be able to view it.

© Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider The website would now be blocked. Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

If you no longer want to block a certain website, repeat steps one through four, and then delete the line of text in Notepad that corresponds to the website(s) you want to unblock. Then repeat steps six and seven. You should now be able to view the website again.

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