How to enable or disable Microsoft Edge from showing Web Content via Local Group Policy Editor

Microsoft Edge is a cross-platform web browser developed by Microsoft. It was first released for Windows 10 and Xbox One in 2015, then for Android and iOS in 2017, for macOS in 2019, and as a preview for Linux in October 2020. Group Policy is a feature of Windows that facilitates a wide variety of advanced settings that network administrators can use to control the working environment of users and computer accounts in Active Directory. Please refer to the following guides for related articles. Pre-requisites for setting up a Single and Multi App Kiosk, and how to disable the sleep mode in Windows 10 to never turn off the displaywhat is Registry Editor and how to access the registry hives and how to search through Windows Registry.

To configure Edge to not display web content, this can be achieved via group policy as shown below.
- Launch Group Policy
- Navigate through the following paths as shown below

"Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Microsoft Edge"

Double click and Disable the “Allow web content on a New Tab”

Note: This can also be achieved via the registry settings by navigating to the following path.


To Allow web content on a new tab page. You can either AllowWebContentOnNewTabPage DWORD by performing the following below.
– delete = Enable
– 0 = Disable

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