For some reason Microsoft have decided that everyone needs a huge Bing button on their web browser that doesn’t fit in with the rest of Edges UI…
Yes, things like this really do annoy me for some reason. Thankfully you can disable the Bing button with a registry modification, either for the current user, or all users.
Open “regedit” and navigate to one of the following keys, these possibly will not exist so you might have to create them:
All users: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge Current user: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
Inside the Edge folder create a new DWORD HubsSidebarEnabled with the value 0
Now re-start Microsoft Edge and the annoying Bing button in the top right will be no more.
You can also do this in PowerShell by running the following commands:
New-Item -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge New-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge -Name HubsSidebarEnabled -Value 0 -PropertyType Dword
We can go on enjoying using Edge for a bit longer now, until Manifest V3 breaks content filtering plugins anyway… Firefox seems more appealing every day.