With a recent update, Microsoft added a new option to the Edge browser called “Save Screenshots of Sites for History.” When enabled, this feature will automatically take a screenshot of sites you visit and saves them to the disk. Edge will show these screenshots as a thumbnail image when you hover over a URL in the browsing history page. This makes it easy to recognize the website or web page.
While this feature is useful, it can be a privacy concern. This is especially true if you don’t want to send screenshots to MS servers or not using Microsoft Sync in Edge. Whatever the reason, this tutorial will show the steps to enable or disable the Save Screenshots of Sites for History option in the Edge browser in simple steps. Follow them.
Disable Save Screenshots of Sites for History option in Edge
If you don’t the Edge browser to save screenshots of sites you visit then follow the steps below to disable the save screenshots of sites for history feature.
Step 1: Open the Microsoft Edge browser. Search for it in the Start menu or use the ‘msedge’ Run command.
Step 2: Click on the Menu icon (three horizontal dots) and choose the Settings option.
Step 3: Go to the Privacy, Search, and Services page on the sidebar of the settings tab.
Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and toggle the ‘Save Screenshots of Sites for History‘ to OFF.
Once the option is toggled off, the Edge browser will no longer take screenshots of sites you visit and save them.
Enable Save Screenshots of Sites for History option in Edge
If you want to see thumbnail images when you mouse over a URL in the history page then you should enable the ‘Save Screenshots of Sites for History’ feature in Edge. Follow the steps provided below.
Step 1: Launch the Edge browser by searching for Microsoft Edge in the Start menu.
Step 2: Go to the Menu > Settings page. The menu icon is in the top right corner of the Edge window.
Step 3: Navigate to the Privacy, Search, and Services page on the sidebar
Step 4: Turn off the ‘Save Screenshots of Sites for History‘ option.
That’s it. With that, the Save Screenshots of Sites for History feature is disabled in Edge. From now, the Edge browser will take screenshots of sites you visit and show them as thumbnails when hovering over a URL on the History page.
I hope this tutorial helped you in configuring your Edge browser.
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