Be on Guard: Alter This Microsoft Edge Configuration Immediately

07.07.23 11:20 PM By Ron Kulik

Alter This Microsoft Edge Configuration Immediately

We at Safemode IT, located in the heart of Kyle, Texas, are certainly advocates of Microsoft Edge, and we're confident you'll join our fandom. However, there's a crucial issue we've recently uncovered that needs to be communicated urgently.

Awareness is critical when it comes to the functions your web browser performs out of sight. There's one specific setting in Edge that has caught our attention, a feature that transmits the images you encounter online to Microsoft. 

This might appear benign initially – after all, it's executed to optimize your viewing experience. However, business owners like you, particularly our esteemed customer Ron Kulik, could harbor reservations regarding privacy, considering the unpredictability of who might scrutinize your browsing activities.

Fortunately, we have comforting news. If this feature scares you, it's a cinch to deactivate. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge and select the three dots ("More actions") situated in the top-right corner of the display.
  2. Choose "Settings" from the resulting drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll downwards to "Privacy, search, and services."
  4. In the "Services" category, switch off the toggle next to "Improve your web experience by allowing Microsoft to use information about websites you browse to improve search suggestions, or to show you more relevant advertising."

Voila! Just like that, with a few simple clicks, you've deactivated the function that transfers images to Microsoft.

Of course, Edge offers numerous other settings you might find worth investigating, such as those that determine your data collection preferences or the ones that restrict pop-ups and redirects.

You may wonder why you should spare a few minutes examining your browser configurations. Apart from enhancing your online privacy and security, being in the know about your browser's operations allows you to make educated choices on what data to disclose and what to retain confidentially.

Additionally, navigating through your browser settings could serve as an intriguing, enlightening journey, unveiling novel features or hidden gems you were previously oblivious to.

There's no need for worry if you aren't technologically savvy. Microsoft has excelled in making these settings uncomplicated and intuitive, supplemented with lucid explanations and handy tips.

Should you ever find yourself in a rut, our Safemode IT team is always at your service and eager to assist. Don't hesitate to reach out."

Ron Kulik