Learn how to turn on or off the Super Drag Drop feature in Microsoft Edge

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The Super Drag Drop feature in Microsoft Edge, currently available only in non-stable channels (Canary, Beta, Dev), enables opening links or images in new tabs via drag and drop, enhancing browsing efficiency. To toggle this experimental feature, users can either adjust settings in the browser interface or modify the Windows Registry Editor, with the latter…

This article explains how to enable or disable the Microsoft Edge browser’s Super Drag and Drop feature.

The Super Drag Drop feature in Microsoft Edge allows you to drag and drop links and images easily. With this feature enabled, you can drag a link or image and drop it onto a blank page area to open it in a new tab.

This can save you time and effort, especially if you frequently work with multiple tabs or need to save images from the web.

At the time of this writing, the Super Drag Drop feature isn’t available in the stable version of Edge. It is only available as an experimental feature in the Microsoft Edge Canary, Beta, and Dev channels.

Enabling or disabling the Super Drag and Drop feature in Microsoft Edge allows you to customize your browsing experience according to your preferences. If you frequently work with multiple tabs or need to save images from the web, enabling this feature can save you time and effort.

On the other hand, if you don’t find this feature useful, you can disable it to avoid accidentally opening new tabs or windows while dragging and dropping links or images.

Enable or disable the Super Drag Drop feature in Microsoft Edge

As mentioned above, users can enable the new Super Drag Drop feature in Ege to customize their browsing experience.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Then click on Setting and more (Alt+F) three dots () in the upper right-hand corner to access the Settings menu.

micrsoft edge browser more option and settings
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

On the Settings page on the left panel, click the Appearance button.

microsoft edge settings appearance
Microsoft Edge settings appearance

On the right, under the Customize browser, select the “Enable Super and Drop” tile.

Then, toggle the button to the On position to enable the new Super Drag and Drop feature in Microsoft Edge.

Toggle the switch button to the Off position to disable it.

enable or disable super drag and drop feature in Edge

Close Edge settings when you’re done.

If you do not see the Super Drag and Drop feature in Edge, it’s not yet enabled.

To enable it, copy and paste the link below into the address bar and press Enter.

edge://flags/#edge-super-drag-drop


Then, select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled for the Super Drag Drop flag using the drop-down menu.

enable or disable super drag and drop enabled

Click on the Restart button at the bottom to apply.

Enable or disable Super Drag Drop using the Windows Registry editor

Another way to enable or disable the Super Drag and Drop feature in Edge is to use the Windows Registry editor.

First, open Windows Registry Editor.

Then, navigate to the registry key below.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

Next, double-click the SuperDragDropEnabled (REG_DWORD) name on the Explorer key’s right pane to open it.

Then, enter a value 1 to enable the new Super Drag and Drop feature in Edge.

To disable it, enter a value of 0.

If you do not see the ‘SuperDragDropEnabled’ item, right-click a blank area and create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Then, enter the name ‘SuperDragDropEnabled’.

enable or disable super drag and drop enabled registry

You may have to reboot your computer for the changes to apply.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable Super Drag and Drop in the Microsoft Edge browser. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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