I recently started seeing popup notifications from Microsoft Edge when I try to open another browser like Firefox or Chrome:

Microsoft Edge is safer than Firefox taskbar popup

Chrome is draining your battery faster switch to Microsoft Edge

Earn more with Microsoft Edge

Is there any way to disable these popups without uninstalling Microsoft Edge?

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    Windows 10 is 167% more annoying than the previous version..?
    – nsandersen
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 14:15

1 Answer 1


According to How-To Geek these advertisements can be disabled in the Windows 10 Settings:

They’re not generated by the Microsoft Edge app on your PC. Instead, they’re generated by the Windows operating system itself.

You’ll find this setting in the Settings app. Open the Start menu and click the Settings icon to launch it.

Navigate to System > Notifications & Actions in the Settings app.

Scroll down to the Notifications section and disable the “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” option.

Disable Microsoft Edge Pop-up Notifications and Ads

  • You submitted your answer to quickly for me. <sad face>
    – Ramhound
    Commented Nov 15, 2016 at 18:15
  • Also available via the registry: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager] "SoftLandingEnabled"=dword:00000000 Commented Dec 13, 2017 at 20:59
  • doesn't work. can't we get a real answer!
    – DCR
    Commented Aug 4, 2020 at 18:27

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