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While browsing with Microsoft Edge, you sometimes need to restart your machine or log out while in the middle of an important task or research process. Luckily, there’s a way to tell Edge that you’d like to preserve all your tabs and reopen them the next time you restart. Here’s how to set it up.

First, open Edge. In any window, locate the ellipses button (three dots) in the upper-right corner and click it. In the menu that appears, select “Settings.”

When the “Settings” tab opens, click “On startup” in the sidebar.

In the Edge Settings sidebar, select "On startup."

In “On startup” settings, select “Continue where you left off.”

In Edge "On startup" settings, select "Continue where you left off."

Next, close the “Settings” tab. The next time you close and restart Edge, your tabs will be right where you left them.

And if you’d like to always open the same set of pages every time you open Edge, navigate back to Settings > On startup and choose “Open a specific page or pages” from the list you just visited. Just below that, you’ll be able to set whichever pages you’d always like to see when starting Edge.

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Benj Edwards is a former Associate Editor for How-To Geek. Now, he is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast.
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