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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Hankers
Reply #1 Monday, January 20, 2020 12:18 PM

Been using the beta version for a month now and pleased with the performance and ability to use Google Chrome extensions. Most likely will use this and drop Google Chrome.

Thanks for posting, Seth.

DrJBHL
Reply #2 Monday, January 20, 2020 12:28 PM

Actually, I'm about to download it to try it out. Both you and I.D.'s comment gave me the impetus.

AzDude
Reply #3 Monday, January 20, 2020 12:41 PM

I'm trying it out now 

Frogboy
Reply #4 Monday, January 20, 2020 12:56 PM

I am shocked to hear myself say this but I have switched from Chrome to Edge.

LightStar
Reply #5 Monday, January 20, 2020 1:09 PM

Frogboy

I am shocked to hear myself say this but I have switched from Chrome to Edge.

 

I am doing the same Brad.

 

Just wish it was skinnable.

AzDude
Reply #6 Monday, January 20, 2020 1:12 PM

Tried it ...... Switching   

don5318
Reply #7 Monday, January 20, 2020 1:24 PM

I've been using it for a year now, and love it.     

DrJBHL
Reply #8 Monday, January 20, 2020 1:38 PM

Glad this helped...

This might also interest you all... https://techwiser.com/best-microsoft-edge-extensions-inspired-from-chrome/

Island Dog
Reply #9 Monday, January 20, 2020 1:38 PM

I've been using the Insider versions for a while and have liked it. I got rid of Chrome.

 

RedneckDude
Reply #10 Monday, January 20, 2020 3:50 PM

Been using it since Don hooked me up sometime last year. Got an email from MS a few days ago notifying me of the release.  Good post, Seth!

ALMonty
Reply #11 Monday, January 20, 2020 5:32 PM

Save a system restore point before you install this. It wrote over MS Edge and wipe out all my favorites. My last restore point was 5 days ago and I lost everything I did. 

Jafo
Reply #12 Monday, January 20, 2020 6:32 PM

Frogboy

I am shocked to hear myself say this but I have switched from Chrome to Edge.

Might just be doing the same....on Win 7 ....

LightStar
Reply #13 Monday, January 20, 2020 6:44 PM

DrJBHL

Glad this helped...

This might also interest you all... https://techwiser.com/best-microsoft-edge-extensions-inspired-from-chrome/

 

Thanks for that Doc, I got my 2 extensions back now.

starkers
Reply #14 Monday, January 20, 2020 8:42 PM

Hmmm, I might just have to give this a try, not because I'm sick of Firefox or anything, but because it could come in quite handy as an alternative when Firefox doesn't like a site for whatever reason.  It doesn't happen a lot, but there have been some instances and I resorted to that dreaded Internet Explorer, so thanks for the heads up, Doc.

DrJBHL
Reply #15 Monday, January 20, 2020 11:57 PM



Quoting Frogboy,

I am shocked to hear myself say this but I have switched from Chrome to Edge.



Might just be doing the same....on Win 7 ....

 

This just arrived in my notifications...

https://www.ghacks.net/category/internet-explorer-browsing/

DrJBHL
Reply #16 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:00 AM

DrJBHL


Quoting Jafo,






Quoting Frogboy,



I am shocked to hear myself say this but I have switched from Chrome to Edge.



Might just be doing the same....on Win 7 ....



 

This just arrived in my notifications...for anyone considering using IE with W7.

https://www.ghacks.net/category/internet-explorer-browsing/

Aussie007
Reply #17 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:42 AM

I have W7 and I am using Google. I am thinking of trying edge.
I also have IE installed. Should I remove both these other browsers if I install edge?

Macca

Gaspershooters
Reply #18 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:23 AM

Aussie007

I have W7 and I am using Google. I am thinking of trying edge.
I also have IE installed. Should I remove both these other browsers if I install edge?

No. 

Victechnical
Reply #19 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:51 AM

Aussie007

I have W7 and I am using Google. I am thinking of trying edge.
I also have IE installed. Should I remove both these other browsers if I install edge?

You can uninstall Google Chrome if you wish, but Internet Explorer is integrated into the OS and it could cause problems if you try to remove it.

Hankers
Reply #20 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:29 AM

If anyone is using a Google Chromecast and unable to cast using the new Microsoft Edge browser there is a fix.

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