Microsoft Edge – Browser does not remember last position and size

At the beginning of 2020 Microsoft released a new version of Microsoft Edge. The new version is based on Google’s Chromium technology. One of the first things I noticed about the browser is that it would not necessarily remember the last size and position.

There are a few ways that you may be able to resolve this issue:

1. Reset the Browser

Some articles will mention that you need to go to Apps and Features and use the Advanced Options under Microsoft Edge. This has been removed. To Reset the Browser, open Edge up and go to the … icon top right and select Settings.

Once you are in the Settings hit the three bars and select Reset Settings:

Edge Settings

Once the page switches to the Reset window, hit the arrow on the right:

Reset option

Read through the warning and confirm the Reset action:

Confirm Edge Browser Reset

2. Right-Click close the application

This is really a workaround rather than a fix. Open up Microsoft Edge and resize and position it how you want it. Right-click on the title bar and select close.

3. Make sure that Windows 10 is up to date

Not really much to say. If you have Windows Updates available, install them. If you are uncertain about updates being available, check for them:

  1. Hit Start and type wind;
  2. When Check for updates appears, click on it:
  1. Click on Check for updates:
Check for updates window

Updates will be downloaded and installed automatically if there are anyavailable. A restart of your PC may occur.

Please Note

If you are experiencing this issue only when using the InPrivate Browsing this is by design. Google Chrome does exactly the same. It is a side-effect of the system not storing any data about the browser session. To work around this, open Edge as an ordinary window and resize and position how you need it for the InPrivate Window and Voila the position and size will carry across.