If you are annoyed by the Copilot icon in Edge browser then this tutorial is for you, In this tutorial, we are going to learn How to Hide Copilot icon from Microsoft Edge easily.
Companies are focusing on AI and are trying to implement the use of AI in their software to improve users experience and productivity. In this race, Microsoft is not lagging behind
Recently Microsoft invested a significant amount in ChatGPT and started implementing it in their product such as Windows 11 and Microsoft Edge.
If you are using Microsoft edge from browsing internet, you must be knowing about a Copilot icon present in the right side corner.
Previously we had posted various tutorials on Microsoft Edge such as How to stop Microsoft Edge running in background and today, In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to hide Copilot icon.
Before we get into the tutorial on how to turn off Microsoft Copilot?
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What is Microsoft edge Copilot?
Microsoft Edge Copilot is an AI-based feature built into the Microsoft Edge browser that provides users with helpful suggestions, tips, and assistance while browsing. Copilot uses machine learning algorithms to analyze user behavior and context in real time, allowing it to offer relevant recommendations and information.
Now that we have learned about copilot in edge, let’s proceed with the tutorial on how to turn off edge copilot.
Methods to Hide copilot icon in Microsoft edge
There are two ways in which, user can turn off the copilot icon in Microsoft Edge and in this article, we discussed both of them in detail.
- Using an in-built option to disable copilot icon (recommended)
- Use the registry option to hide copilot icon in Microsoft Edge
Now that, we have learned what are the different ways to remove the Copilot icon from Microsoft, here are both methods in detail along with snapshots.
1. Remove Copilot Button or Icon from Microsoft Edge Toolbar
Step 1 : First open Microsoft Edge in Compute and then click on the three-dot button to open the option menu.
Step 2 : Now from the menu, click on the settings option.
Step 3 : From the left sidebar, under setting options, click on the Sidebar option and further options will be available on the right side of the screen.
Step 4 : Here, in the first option you will find the Show copilot option as Enable. Click and toggle off the option.
In this way, you can disable copilot button in the edge. We have another method as well in case you are interested in knowing the registry method.
2. Hide Copilot icon from Microsoft Edge using Registry Editor
Method 1 was simple and easy to use and also the recommended one but in case you are curious to disable copilot from edge using the registry editor then here are the steps that you need to follow.
Step 1 : First you need to open Registry Editor in Windows 11/10 and to do so, you need to click on the start button and in search type RUN. You can even open RUN option by pressing Win+R button from the keyboard and type Regedit. After typing, press OK.
Step 2 : Registry Editor will be open, now navigate to the below path.
Step 3 : The next step is to add a new key under the Microsoft key. To do so, click on Microsoft and right-click. You need to select New then Key and name it as Edge.
Step 4 : Now select Edge key that you had created and in the right-side pane, right-click and select the “New > DWORD (32-bit) Value” option. Name the new DWORD as HubsSidebarEnabled. (Only rename the key and don’t change any value.)
Step 6 : After saving the registry, restart the Microsoft edge and Copilot is turnoff in the edge. Restart Edge browser and your Copilot is hide.
in this way, you can remove copilo from Microsoft edge. If in case you need the copilot back, keep reading the post.
How to enable Copilot in Microsoft Edge
If in case you want to enable the copilot then here are the steps that you need to follow.
To start with, you need to remember which of the above methods you had used to disable copilot in edge. In case you had chosen method 1, you need to follow the below-stated steps.
Step 1 : Open Microsoft Edge in your computer and click on the three-dot button to open the option and from that select Settings.
Step 2 : Now click on the Sidebar option from the Right side menu and then click on Copilot option under App and notification settings.
Step 3 : Here you will see the Show Copilot option which is off, toggle the button to turn it on.
In this way, you can enable copilot in Edge.
if you had use method 2, i.e. remove copilot icon from edge using Registry editor, then you need to follow the below steps.
Step 1 : Firstly open RUN by pressing Win+R and then type Regedit to open registry editor in Windows.
Step 2 : Now, navigate to the below path
Step 3 : You will find, Edge key that you had created to disable copilot, click on that and delete the HubsSidebarEnabled new from the right-side pane.
In this way, you can enable copilot icon in edge browser.
Video tutorial on Disable Copilot from edge
FAQ (Hide Copilot icon from Microsoft Edge)
1. How do I remove the Copilot from my Edge?
If you are in search of how to uninstall Microsoft copilot then here are the steps that you need to turn off copilot from the setting options.
2. What is Microsoft Edge Copilot?
Edge Copilot is an AI-powered tool that helps users search companian and offers features like smart suggestions and personalized recommendations.
Hope reading this article, you are able to hide Copilot icon from Microsoft Edge using two methods. If you have any problem in following the tutorial, feel free to use comment section and in case you want us to cover any other issue, you can let us know on Facebook – Solution Exist.