Change the New Tab Page Location in Microsoft Edge without and extension


To change the New Tab Page Location in Microsoft Edge juste apply these registry settings

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; # Fake MDM-Enrollment - Key 1 of 2 - let a Win10-11 Machine "feel" MDM-Managed

; # Fake MDM-Enrollment - Key 2 of 2 - let a Win10-11 Machine "feel" MDM-Managed

; # NewTabPageLocation Policy

You can check the policy in Edge at the url edge://policy/

First I saw some Extension to change the New Tab Page but I don’t want to trust an extension for that :( and in this article a comment talk about a NewTabPageLocation policy ! Searching this policy on Google I came accross this very nice hack from Gunnar Haslinger.

“Edge Policies for non-Domain-joined Devices…” By Gunnar Haslinger

Microsoft page to check all the policies available for Microsoft Edge https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-policies

Warning notes from the article :

Side-Effect: Defender Tamper Protection turned off on MDM-managed Devices

… I’m not aware of any side effects on Windows Defender/Security. Just re-tested to turn off Windows Defender Real-time protection: works as expected. I tried both common methods, interactively by mouse-clicking in Start -> “Windows Security” as well as using the Powershell Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true

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