Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system ships with two web browsers; the new Microsoft Edge web browser which is the default browser on Windows 10, and Internet Explorer 11. While Microsoft wants users of Windows 10 to use Microsoft Edge, as it supports newer web technologies and is the browser that Microsoft puts the development focus […]
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.
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be released soon, and one of the improvements of this minor feature update for Windows 10 sees Microsoft Edge render sites faster thanks to a series of improvements. Microsoft Edge is the default browser on Windows 10. While that helped give it a couple of percent of usage […]
The most recent build of Microsoft Edge on the Windows 10 Insider channel comes with a change that hides some preferences on the browser's about:Flags page. Microsoft Edge is a rather bare bones web browser when you compare its feature set to other browsers out there. It is like Notepad on Windows, a good but […]
If you open a New Tap Page in Internet Explorer, you may see a new version of the New Tab Page featuring news and such instead of the old. The topsites are still there, but the whole page has changed as news powered by MSN is now pushed on the page as well. This is […]
PrintFriendly and PDF is a new browser extension for Microsoft Edge which optimizes web pages for printing or PDF creation. When Microsoft announced extension support for its Edge browser, hopes were high that this would give the browser a much needed boost to close the productivity gap to Chrome or Firefox. The initial release in […]
When Microsoft launched the Microsoft Edge web browser with Windows 10 in 2015, it had high hopes for the web browser. Not only was Edge designed to replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows 10, it also was designed to be lightweight and modern. While you can argue about that, fact is that […]
Zoom for Microsoft Edge is a brand new browser extension for the default Windows 10 web browser by the maker of Turn off the Lights. While you can zoom in Edge in various ways already, advanced zooming controls are missing. The default zoom options -- Ctrl+ to zoom in, Ctrl- to zoom our, or holding […]
If you follow the release of Windows 10 Insider Build releases, or have installed one on a PC, you may have noticed that Microsoft put a lot of effort in recent builds to improve the system's default web browser Microsoft Edge. Edge is a rather bare bones browser, which is refreshing when you come from […]
The following guide provides you with information on configuring Microsoft Edge so that the browser's address bar is displayed all the time. If you are using Microsoft Edge, or have used it in the past, you may have noticed that the browser's address bar is not displayed on certain pages. This is the case for […]
Microsoft stated recently on the official Microsoft Edge Twitter channel that the company's Edge web browser was the only browser that supported a pin & preview feature for tabs. Most web browsers support pinning of tabs. This is a useful feature to keep sites that you visit regularly open all the time and at the […]
Microsoft announced some hours ago that upcoming versions of the company's Windows 10 web browser Edge will block Flash content by default. Flash is on its way out, and the next step in the process is the automatic blocking of Flash elements on websites. Google announced recently that it will prioritize HTML5 over Flash, and […]
A port of the popular blocker uBlock Origin is now officially available for the default Windows 10 web browser Microsoft Edge. The terms port and officially available require explanation. Port means that this particular release of uBlock Origin has not been created by its original developer but forked. The browser extension uBlock Origin is open […]
Microsoft Edge is a web browser that is exclusively available for Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10. In fact, Edge is the default system browser on the system. While Internet Explorer is still there as well, Edge is promoted left and right while Internet Explorer is kept on mostly for legacy reasons. Microsoft made it […]
Windows 10 felt in many regards like an operating system that was not ready for release back when Microsoft released it. This was the case for the new system browser Microsoft Edge as well, as it lacked a lot of features. While it was highly optimized, it felt like a browsing shell more than a […]
Turn off the Lights is a new browser extension for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 that ports the functionality of the popular extension to the browser. The extension has been designed to darken the screen when watching videos to improve the experience. Turn off the Lights is compatible with all versions of Windows 10 starting […]
Microsoft plans to integrate a new security feature called Application Guard in the next feature release of Windows 10 which will be out in 2017. The main idea behind the first iteration of the feature is to run the web browser Microsoft Edge in a lightweight virtual machine for improved security and protection against attacks. […]
One of the big new features of the Anniversary Update was extension support in Windows 10's default system browser Microsoft Edge. Microsoft showcased several of the extensions during development of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, and got at least some users excited about the prospect of running ad blockers, password managers and other useful […]
Microsoft announced yesterday that it will block outdated Flash Player ActiveX versions on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 starting October 11, 2016. Flash Player does not get updated automatically on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 unlike on newer versions of Windows where the updating is done via Windows Updates. While some […]