Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge provides a fantastic gateway to the web, with tools matching the top brands. Available on several platforms, we’ll discuss which features you should use, the top news related to the browser, and any tips to improve your experience.

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Microsoft switches to adaptive notification requests system in Edge browser

Microsoft is changing the notification system of the company's Edge web browser again by switching from quiet notification requests to adaptive requests. The company explains on the Microsoft Edge Blog that some […]

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Microsoft will uninstall legacy Edge in April 2021 and replace it with Chromium Edge

Microsoft revealed its plans in regards to the legacy version of the Microsoft Edge web browser recently. The legacy version will receive security updates until March 2021, and then run out of […]

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Reminder: Microsoft Edge Legacy will be retired in March 2021

Microsoft maintains three different web browsers currently on its Windows 10 platform: Internet Explorer 11, the legacy Microsoft Edge browser, and the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser. Support for the legacy version […]

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Want to know what is coming up for Microsoft Edge? A roadmap has you covered

Microsoft Edge's Feature Roadmap provides users of the browser, developers, and Enterprise administrators, with information on upcoming features. Microsoft notes that the roadmap "provides estimated release dates and descriptions for upcoming browser […]

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Microsoft Edge 88 Stable is a security update that drops FTP and Flash support

Microsoft released a new stable version of its Chromium-based Edge web browser on January 21, 2021. Microsoft Edge 88 is a security and feature update that introduces several new features and changes […]

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Microsoft Edge's download management is going to improve soon

Microsoft's Edge web browser lists downloads in the main interface during the session and on the dedicated Downloads page. The listing in the main interface takes away space that websites use usually, […]

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A year in the making, History and Open Tabs sync is finally coming to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft released the first stable version of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser in January 2020. The browser included basic sync functionality only initially and Microsoft added more options to the browser […]

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Microsoft Edge gets Chromium's Tab Groups feature

The Canary version of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser supports the tab groups feature in its latest version. Google introduced support for tab groups in Google Chrome as a way for […]

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Microsoft has a fake extensions problem in its Microsoft Edge Store

Microsoft has a serious problem with fake extensions for its Microsoft Edge web browser that are hosted on the company's own store for the web browser. After the removal of several fake […]

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You can now test Smart Copy in Microsoft Edge Canary

Smart Copy is a new feature of Microsoft's Edge web browser that is designed as an alternative to the regular copy functionality of the web browser. Smart Copy, in a nutshell, aims […]

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Configure Microsoft Edge's Paste behavior when copying URLs from the address bar

Sometimes, you may want to share an URL with someone else, or copy an URL for use in another application on the system. I copy URLs regularly as part of articles, as […]

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Be careful when you install Microsoft Edge extensions from the Microsoft Store

Browser extensions can extend the functionality of the web browser they are installed in or a site significantly; this is true for all browsers that support extensions, and the new Chromium-based Microsoft […]

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Microsoft Edge 87 Stable is now available with automatic Internet Explorer redirects and more

Microsoft has released an update for the company's Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser. Microsoft Edge 87 Stable is already available on the official download website and also as a direct in-browser update. […]

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Microsoft Edge's newest feature? Shopping in Microsoft Edge

If you have used the Canary or Dev version of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser recently, you may have noticed a new icon in the browser's address bar when opening certain […]

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Microsoft Edge's PDF Viewer gets side-by-side viewing option

Most modern web browsers include functionality to display PDF documents; this is a handy feature as it ensures that PDF files can be viewed without the need to use third-party applications or […]

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Vertical Tabs are now available to all Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev users

Microsoft started to work on a vertical tabs implementation in the company's Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser some time ago. Designed to move tabs from the horizontal toolbar at the top of […]

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You can now uninstall Flash on Windows 10 and 8.1 using KB4577586

Microsoft has released an optional update for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 that will remove all traces of Adobe Flash Player from the operating systems when installed. Adobe Flash will be retired […]

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Microsoft is testing a startup booster for its Edge browser

Microsoft is running an experiment in the latest Microsoft Edge Canary version to find out if the changes can speed up the startup of the web browser. Called Startup Boost, it is […]

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Internet Explorer users will be redirected to Microsoft Edge if incompatible sites are opened

Internet Explorer is still widely used, especially in corporate environments. The browser won't receive feature updates anymore but Microsoft will release security updates for it for years to come. One of the […]

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Microsoft releases Microsoft Edge Preview for Linux

When Microsoft unveiled the Chromium-based Edge browser some time ago, it surprised many by revealing that the browser would not be Windows 10 exclusive. The classic version of Edge was released only […]

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Microsoft makes it difficult to download Microsoft Edge with Firefox and Chrome

Many Windows users use the built-in web browser of the operating system to download other browsers to their system. First it was Internet Explorer, then the classic Edge, and now the new […]

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Microsoft begins Manifest v3 tests in Edge that impacts extensions like content blockers

Microsoft announced today that extension developers are now able to test the new extension manifest v3 in the company's Edge browser. When Google announced Manifest v3 for extensions back in January 2019, […]

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Microsoft Edge 86: here is what is new

Microsoft released a new stable version of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser on October 9, 2020. Microsoft Edge 86 introduces a rollback feature to go back to previous versions of Edge, […]

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First Look at Microsoft Edge's upcoming Reset Sync feature

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge web browser supports the syncing of user data like most browsers out there. Edge users may enable sync to synchronize personal data such as their Favorites, Settings, passwords, […]

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First look at Microsoft Edge's new Web Capture tool

Microsoft added a web capture feature to the latest version of the company's Microsoft Edge Canary web browser. The Canary version of Microsoft Edge is the cutting edge development version of the […]

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A look at Microsoft Edge 87's Sleeping Tabs feature

Microsoft plans to introduce a feature called Sleeping Tabs into the company's Microsoft Edge 87 web browser.The feature is designed to reduce the browser's resource usage by unloading background tabs automatically. The […]

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New Microsoft Edge gets open/save/cancel prompts for downloads

The new Microsoft Edge web browser that is based on Chromium handles downloads differently than the classic version of Edge. When you start a download in the new Edge currently, you will […]

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Microsoft announces Flash end of support schedule: you can soon remove Flash from Windows entirely

Microsoft revealed today how it plans to deprecate and remove Adobe Flash Player from the company's browsers and operating systems. Administrators who want to remove Flash components entirely in Windows can do […]

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Microsoft Edge 85 released to the Stable channel

Microsoft released a new stable version of the company's Edge web browser to the public on August 27, 2020. Microsoft Edge 85, more precisely version 85.0.564.41, is now available via the web […]

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Microsoft introduces Secure DNS controls in Edge Canary browser

Microsoft released a new version of Microsoft Edge Canary recently that introduces support for Secure DNS in the browser. Microsoft Edge Canary is the cutting edge development version of the web browser, […]

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Microsoft Edge Classic support ends on March 9, 2021

Microsoft will stop supporting its Microsoft Edge classic web browser in all supported versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system on March 9, 2021. The company revealed its plans on its […]

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A look at Microsoft Edge's new Quiet Notifications system

All modern web browsers support notification APIs that allow sites to push short messages to user devices once the request to accept notifications from that particular site has been accepted by the […]

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Microsoft Edge gets dedicated option to launch site in Internet Explorer Mode

Even though Microsoft is pushing its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser on Windows 10 and other versions of Windows, it is still maintaining classic Edge and the even older Internet Explorer […]

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Microsoft Edge 84 has been released

Microsoft released a new version of its Chromium-based web browser Microsoft Edge on July 16, 2020. Microsoft Edge 84 Stable is a major new update that introduces new functionality and improvements in […]

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Microsoft hides www and https in Edge Canary address bar, then restores it

Google launched a controversial change in Chromium and the company's Chrome Canary web browser recently that hides trivial subdomains such as www and the protocol, e.g. http, in the browser's address bar. […]

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New Microsoft Edge gets option to navigate back and forward using Backspace

All modern web browsers keep track of a tab's history so that users may go back or forward in history easily. A click on the back or forward button opens the previous […]

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Microsoft publishes Translator extension for Edge that you cannot install

If you visit the Microsoft Translator page on the Microsoft Edge Add-Ons website, you may notice that you cannot install the extension in the new Microsoft Edge. If you open the page […]

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How to remove the new Microsoft Edge if uninstallation is blocked

Microsoft started to push the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser via Windows Update to Windows devices. The company made the decision to roll out the web browser over time to monitor […]

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First look at Microsoft Edge's Search in Sidebar feature

Classic Edge had a feature that allowed you to run searches in a sidebar in the web browser; Microsoft has now added an improved version called Search in Sidebar to the most […]

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How to block autoplaying videos in the new Microsoft Edge web browser

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser may be configured to block autoplaying media -- video and audio -- automatically; this guide provides you with instructions on how to configure Edge to block […]


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