The New Edge Can Be Downloaded

Or, you can wait a bit longer

Monday, January 20, 2020 by DrJBHL | Discussion: Personal Computing

The new Edge is here, promising more extensions and a far better search engine, based on Chromium, the same engine powering Google's Chrome browser. This makes it more compatible with websites other, less popular browsers have problems with. 

This also means that after granting Edge permission, it can use Chrome extensions from the Google Playstore, which has far more than Microsoft's. 

Downloading and installing are explained in the linked article, above. You don't have to uninstall the old Edge which is based on MS's engine. 

Over the next weeks and months, MS will be pushing the new Edge. You can wait, and it might even be better to do so as just now it probably still has bugs, but if you like being on the bleeding edge, so to speak, go for it!

 

New Chromium based Edge download link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge

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ALMonty
Reply #41 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:53 AM

Can anyone tell me how to skin the title bar in Edge? Neil told me it's the same as process as Chrome, I can't get that to skin either. It still has the same buttons as Win 10.

GregII
Reply #42 Friday, February 28, 2020 9:31 AM

Or how to skin Brave, also.

GregII
Reply #43 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:28 AM

Skinning the title bar in Edge or Brave anybody?

Victechnical
Reply #44 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:34 AM

GregII
Skinning the title bar in Edge or Brave anybody?

Skinning how?  Edge accepts skins from the Chrome web store just fine.

ALMonty
Reply #45 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:45 PM

Skinning the titlebar with WindowBlinds. Not Chrome skins.

RedneckDude
Reply #46 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:18 PM

I'm going to play Capt. Obvious here for a sec and say that Edge is a "modern app"  or a "universal app" and windowblinds doesn't skin many of those, if any.

ALMonty
Reply #47 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:35 PM

Jim this from Neil:

"The same command line that makes Chrome use a normal titlebar will also make Edge - chrome do the same."

I tried this didn't work and I can't get Chrome to skin.

All my universal app's skin fine.

JanOscar
Reply #48 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:38 PM

ALMonty

All my universal app's skin fine.
I guess that does not apply to all the different setups & systems since none of my universal apps are taking any skinning whatsoever.

GregII
Reply #49 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:07 PM

I don't understand.  What, exactly, is the purpose for Windowblinds and why should I purchase anymore?

ALMonty
Reply #50 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:18 PM



Quoting ALMonty,

All my universal app's skin fine.

I guess that does not apply to all the different setups & systems since none of my universal apps are taking any skinning whatsoever.

I just went through the apps and I found that Photos and Maps don't skin. I don't use them that's why I didn't see them.

JanOscar
Reply #51 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:14 PM

GregII

I don't understand. What, exactly, is the purpose for Windowblinds and why should I purchase anymore?
The purpose as it has always been, to change the default Windows interface & start menu. The reason to purchase is, obviously, to get the latest working version and quite frequent updates, and to support the company that make all this possible in the first place. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

RedneckDude
Reply #52 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:33 PM

ALMonty

All my universal app's skin fine.
I hate you.

 

lol..No, really, most universal apps do not skin the titlebar for me.  Is Edge's titlebar skinning for you?

 

Screenshot or it didn't happen...lol.

 

RedneckDude
Reply #53 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:37 PM

I digress. Some do, some don't. A few I can say that don't skin correctly for me are, Edge, Calendar, Photos, Mail, Video Editor......I will check more later.

GregII
Reply #54 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:50 AM


The purpose as it has always been, to change the default Windows interface & start menu. The reason to purchase is, obviously, to get the latest working version and quite frequent updates, and to support the company that make all this possible in the first place. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

 

Winstep users do not need to chance the start menu.  I wasn't talking about purchasing Windowblinds.  I was talking about Windowblinds Skins.  I didn't say I didn't like it.  I have purchased WB since 2005 and every skin since its inception.  The question was why should I continue to purchase anymore skins if they are not compatible anymore with browsers.

JanOscar
Reply #55 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:32 AM

GregII

The question was why should I continue to purchase anymore skins if they are not compatible anymore with browsers.
How can anyone, except you, know the answer to that?

GregII
Reply #56 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:11 AM

I suppose I could try to type slower.

RedneckDude
Reply #57 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:51 PM

Browsers change very often and seem to have a mind of their own as for skinning.  If you want a browser that skins well, I'm afraid Internet Explorer is your option.

 

It is NOT that the SKINS  are incompatible with the browsers.

 

It IS the browsers not compatible with BEING SKINNED, or with the skinning program.

 

That said, windowblinds skins much more than just browsers, as you know, so, you give a little, get a lot.

 

Your call, of course.

SwedishTom
Reply #58 Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:38 PM

Saw this about the Edge and thought I post it here incase anyone of you do have these bugs.  Having all the browser windows going black, or getting a fail to load error due to having a certain security software, but said software is not disclosed by Microsoft.

About the Bug Causing Microsoft Edge Windows to Turn Black

Hopefully you all been doing fine with it though.  Personally I'm still on FireFox, since I do like that the whole browser can be skined, although I am aware that there is other browsers that can be that as well.  

ALMonty
Reply #59 Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:20 PM

I use Defender. I have no need for any other bloatware.

I just want the title bar to skin and I will be a happy boy.

don5318
Reply #60 Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:47 PM

ALMonty

I use Defender. I have no need for any other bloatware.

I just want the title bar to skin and I will be a happy boy.

Ditto   

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