We cannot deny that Microsoft is very hard at keeping its Edge browser up to date with new updates and different features to try to compete against Chrome and others. One of those functions is the possibility of to open the browser Microsoft edge in Safe Mode either Edge Safe Mode.
What is this mode and what is it for?
In case we have some kind of problem when we open the browser, Edge offers us a diagnostic mode called Safe Mode and that will help us solve the problems that the browser has. When we run the browser in this mode, all extensions are disabled, which will prevent any third-party process from running and will allow us to find the problem we are experiencing.
Many users are surprised when trying to open the browser that it does not start, it even crashes or loads too slowly. On many occasions it is the extensions that generate these problems, although they are not always the culprits.
Safe mode will help us load the “basics” of Edge to try to come to the conclusion of what is causing the problem that prevents us from having a good experience using it. Even if the problem is plugins, we can remove them, although we recommend saving the list of installed extensions in the browser first.
Open Microsoft Edge in safe mode
Edge’s secure mode is combined with private mode (InPrivate). In order to use safe mode, we will have to open an InPrivate window. To exit incognito mode, we simply close this window. So, we are going to have to follow these steps if we want to achieve it:
- We open the Microsoft Edge browser.
- We are going to click on the three ellipses that are in the upper right corner of the browser.
- A new menu is displayed and among all the options, the one that interests us is the one that says New InPrivate window.
We also have the ability to run the Edge browser in safe mode from the command line. This is ideal for when we cannot open the browser in any way.
- Press Windows + R to open the run dialog box.
- We type CMD and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open command prompt as administrator.
- Once we are in the command prompt window (it is black) we will have to write start msedge –inprivate and press Enter.
This will open the Microsoft browser in private and safe mode, allowing us to see what is happening and what is causing the problems.
Additionally, the safe mode of Microsoft Edge allows us to browse privately without our browsing data being saved. This is ideal when we are using a computer that is not ours and we do not want any of this data, not even the browsing history, to be saved.