Archive | Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is the default web browser of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The browser, often abbreviated IE or MSIE, was first released as an add-on for Windows 95 and later included natively in all future versions of Windows.

Especially the native integration helped the browser gain market share rapidly which made it the most used browser ever since its release with peak usage shares of more than 90% at one point in time. The releases of Firefox in 2004 and Google Chrome in 2008 saw a decline in market share. Most market research companies see Internet Explorer still in lead but the gap is much closer now, with Chrome and Firefox the browser’s biggest contenders market share wise.

Microsoft recently started to take its Internet Explorer browser serious again after a couple of lackluster releases before that. Internet Explorer 9 and IE10 pave the way for a browser that adheres to standards and closes the gap to Firefox and Google Chrome which are both regarded as the better browsers by many.

We cover Internet Explorer news here and also post guides and tutorials for you which you may find useful. Among them instructions on how you can uninstall Internet Explorer or repair Internet Explorer.

edge tab previews

Microsoft Edge displays preview thumbnails of websites or services open in tabs in the web browser when you hover the mouse over the tab space. While that may be useful at times, for instance when multiple pages of a site are open that all use the same title, it may be distracting at other times. […]


microsoft edge 14901 html5

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 build to the Insider channel a couple of days ago that brings the version of Windows to 14901. This new build marks the beginning of a new development phase called Redstone 2 internally which prepares Windows 10 for the next big feature update to be released in 2017. While […]


microsoft edge lag

One of the annoyances of Microsoft Edge that I experience whenever I use the web browser is that it lags at times. This is noticeable for instance when websites are loaded from external sources but also at other occasions. When a website loads for instance, it lags until all content is loaded. The loading itself […]


install microsoft edge extensions

One of the new features of Windows 10's Anniversary Update is support for Microsoft Edge extensions. Originally released in the Windows 10 Insider Build 14291, extension support is now available to all users who have updated the operating system to the Anniversary Update version. Microsoft Edge extensions are similar in functionality to extensions for Google […]


edge customization

Microsoft Edge is a new browser, and while I tend to be lenient when it comes to new browsers and the features that they may be missing, I think it is fair to hold browser's by multi-billion Dollar companies to higher standards than browsers created by smaller companies. When Microsoft Edge launched with Windows 10 […]


tcp fast open

TCP Fast Open is a new feature of Microsoft Edge that speeds up the web browser's page loading time by over 10% on average, and in some cases up to 40%. The feature is currently only available in preview versions of Microsoft Edge available on Fast and Slow Ring Insider Builds. It seems likely however […]


defaullt downloads folder windows

Both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are configured to download files to the user's download folder by default. The location does not change across devices, so that Windows users know where to look when it comes to locating downloaded files on Windows machines. While convenient, the downloads folder may not always be the best location […]


browser-power consumption telemetry

Microsoft Edge is the best performing, Google Chrome the worst performing web browser when it comes to battery life performance according to Microsoft. If you are using a laptop or tablet for some of your computer-related activities you are probably aware that browsers may have a big impact on battery life. While it depends on […]


microsoft edge group policy

The following guide provides you with information about all Microsoft Edge policies up to the release of Windows 10's Anniversary Update in Summer 2016. Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Windows 10. Most who used it agree that it works better than Internet Explorer in many regards, but also see quite a few […]


edge extensions

Microsoft released the new Windows 10 Insider Build 14342 yesterday along with a new cumulative update for Windows 10 and security patches for all supported versions of Windows. The new version is only available for devices subscribed to the Insider Preview Fast Ring, the cutting edge public preview channel that gets changes first before they […]


ie reset

The new Windows 10 web browser Microsoft Edge is rather bare bones when it comes to tools that it provides you for troubleshooting issues you experience in the browser. Yesterday for instance, I ran into an issue that would prevent a page from loading at all. Edge would hang, and since the tab was already […]


adblock microsoft edge

CatBlock is the name of the first ad-blocking extension for the Microsoft Edge web browser that has just been released as an alpha version. Experimental extensions support for Microsoft Edge is currently being tested on the Windows 10 Insider Channel. Microsoft plans to make extensions available to Microsoft Edge running on stable versions of Windows […]


Microsoft announced a moment ago that it has added support for the media formats VP9, WebM and Opus in preview versions of Microsoft Edge on Windows Insider systems. The company wants to launch official support for the new media formats with the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update that is expected to be released this Summer […]