Posts Tagged ‘Edge’

How to Run Microsoft Edge on Windows 7

Monday, April 24th, 2017

You definitely can’t install Edge on a Windows 7 machine, but you can still run it using virtual machines.

Can you install Microsoft Edge on Windows 7, another Windows operating system, or even on non-Windows operating systems? The short answer to that question is no, you cannot. But you do have options when it comes to running Microsoft Edge on devices that are not running Windows 10. Microsoft itself notes that Microsoft Edge is only available on Windows 10. Edge is the default system browser on Windows 10 devices. It replaced Internet Explorer (which is also still available), and can best be described as a fast but basic web browser.

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Windows Defender Application Guard – A Quick Summary

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Protection for Windows Edge is a nice start, but Microsoft needs to go a step further and include protection for IE as well as the user’s system.

Windows Defender Application Guard is a new security feature of the Windows 10 operating system that Microsoft revealed back in 2016. The company revealed back then that it would integrate the feature in a future Windows Insider build before shipping it with the new feature update of Windows, the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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Microsoft Edge’s “Something Missing on this Page” Message

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

For the most part, this message is an indication that Edge has blocked content (and usually, that means Flash content.)

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 Internet Explorer, but disappointing if you expect the same level of customization that Firefox offers for instance.

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Google Discloses Edge and IE Vulnerability

Monday, February 27th, 2017

This is a fairly serious vulnerability. It’s surprising that we’re hearing about this from Google, rather than Microsoft.

Google disclosed a security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer yesterday that Microsoft failed to patch up until now. This is the second vulnerability that Google disclosed this month. Last week, the company disclosed a Windows vulnerability that affected the gdi32.dll dynamic link library in Windows. The new vulnerability that Google disclosed yesterday affects the web browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

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Windows 10 Version 1607 Update KB3211320

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

This latest update is definitely a big one, but so far, there isn’t much information available to describe exactly what it does.

Microsoft has released KB3211320 for Windows 10 Version 1607 today through Windows Update and the Microsoft Update Catalog service today. The Knowledgebase page of the update is not live yet, which makes it difficult to find out what it is all about.

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“Use Edge” Campaign Continues, Disses Chrome and Firefox

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Rather than employing marketing strategies in an attempt to draw users to Edge, it would have made a heck of a lot more sense if Microsoft had just listened to its customers and built a better browser.

Micrsoft’s campaign to get Windows 10 users to give Microsoft Edge a try at least continues, this time stating that Edge is safer than the other two browsers. First reported by Reddit user illCodeYouABrain, the new campaign tries to pursuade users on Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10 that using Microsoft Edge is safer than other browsers.

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Microsoft: Use Edge or See Ads

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Most of us have already tried Edge, decided we didn’t like it and opted not to use it. Normally, that would be the end of the story, but that would be forgetting that Microsoft generally refuses to take “No” for an answer.

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 full browser in many regards. Microsoft worked on improving Edge, and it did so over time by introducing new functionality such as browser extensions.

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Why aren’t there More Microsoft Edge Extensions?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

This is a valid question … it almost makes me wonder if perhaps the user-base for Edge has turned out to be smaller than Microsoft had anticipated.

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 tools in Edge directly. The update launched with about ten extensions for Edge that were listed in Windows Store.

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Let the Browser Battery Wars Begin

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

As more and more people switch to browsing the internet via portable devices, it’s no surprise that the browser companies are now focusing their development and marketing strategies on battery life.

Remember the time when browser developers focused on JavaScript speed? This started with the release of Google Chrome, and Google’s initial focus on speed. While that certainly helped, especially since organizations and companies like Mozilla or Opera had to improve their engines as well to provide users with a similar experience, it put other features such as customization or control on the backburner.

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