Learn about the Windows 10 Edge browser from Microsoft. Windows 10 brings with it a whole new Web browser. Edge is one of the smallest, fastest, and most unobtrusive Web browsers currently on the Internet. Here we will provide an introduction to the browser's user interface, basic settings, and other first-look features.
This article will provide insight into:
- The Microsoft Edge home screen
- Microsoft Edge settings
- How to clear your browser history
- Using Internet Explorer
- Known issues
While we have provided the following support information, we want to ensure that our customers receive the best possible support for their third-party software by speaking with the experts. The best way to resolve your third-party issue is to use support resources from the original manufacturer or developer. If the following information does not answer your question, please visit the Microsoft Edge website (click on the Support links for additional support).
You can access your Edge settings by clicking the three dots at the top right corner of the window. This will present you with a settings menu on the right edge of the browser. Your settings menu gives you the ability to change the theme of your browser and enable or disable Adobe Flash Player, along with the more common browser options.
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|As with every other browser, you can clear your private data from Edge to ensure that your privacy is protected. You can do this as follows:|
This will delete your private data.
As well as Edge, Windows 10 also includes Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, for times that Edge might not be completely compatible with a site that you are viewing.
Should you prefer to use Internet Explorer, you can find it by typing Internet Explorer into the search field beside your Start menu.
Being a newer browser, Microsoft Edge does have some known compatibility concerns. Shaw's Webmail, for example, is known to be incompatible with the new Edge browser. However, when compatibility issues do arise, Edge will advise you, and suggest another browser that you can use to view the site, as seen below.