A year in the making,is now available for Windows and MacOS. It is based on the same engine that drives Google's Chrome browser, so the new Edge works with websites and does not deal with compatibility issues that browsers with a smaller market share may face.
More specifically, Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium, an open source project that has a lot in common with Google Chrome. As a result, Microsoft Edge can use the extensive collection of browser extensions available in Google's Chrome Web Store. With this first public release of Edge, you must allow the new browser access to Chrome extensions before you can install them.
Do not confuse this new Microsoft Edge browser that depends on the Chromium project with the previous version. The original Edge is built on Microsoft's own browser engine.
Keep reading how to install the new Edge browser, find the Microsoft browser add-ons collection in its own store, and install even more extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
How to install and set up Microsoft Edge
If you want to go to the new Edge browser now, you must download it. In the coming months,to customers, starting in the coming weeks with those who are part of the Windows Insiders program. If you have the original version of Edge or the Edge beta on your machine, the new version does not overwrite the older version. Here's how to install Edge.
1. Go to the Microsoft Edge web page and select the operating system Windows or MacOS from the download menu.
The browser is of coursebut because Edge is built on Chromium, you can also install Edge on Windows 8.1, 8 and 7, although . And you can download Edge for MacOS, iOS and Android.
2. Tap Download Tap Accept and Download on the next screen and then tap Close .
3. If it does not start automatically, open the installation file in the Downloads folder and then tap through the installation screens to install Edge.
4. Edge installs automatically after installation. If you have already installed the Chrome browser, Edge asks if you want to import your bookmarks, auto-complete data, and history from the Google browser or start all over again. If you decide to start all over again, you can import your browser data later.
You can also tap the customize import button at the bottom of the import window to receive your data from Firefox.
Tap Allow to have Edge import your data.
5. Then choose the look of the browser – Inspirational, Informative or Targeted – and tap Next .
6. If there are multiple devices running the new Edge, the browser will ask you if you want to synchronize your data on different devices on the next screen. Tap the switch for Yes or No and then tap Next.
7. Finally, enable Yes or No depending on whether you want Microsoft to personalize your browsing experience, and then tap Confirm.
Installing Edge Extensions from the Microsoft Store
After you have installed Edge, you can add extensions such as Grammarly or Honey. You can find extensions in the Microsoft Store as follows.
1. In Edge, tap the menu with three dots up in the right corner and tap Extensions.
2. Tap the link to the Microsoft Store. You can search for a favorite extension or browse by category, such as entertainment or shopping.
3. Tap the desired extension tap Get and then confirm that you want to add the extension to Edge. Once added, you can manage it on the Extensions page.
Installing Edge Extensions from the Google Chrome Web Store
Although the Microsoft store has a nice selection of browser add-ons, you must give Edge access to the Chrome Web to see the full range of extensions that you can use. Store. Here's how.
1. Tap the three-point menu again in the right-hand corner and tap Extensions.
2. Turn on the bottom left on Allow extensions from other stores and then tap Allow.
3. Navigate to the Chrome Web Store and search for an extension.
4. Once you have found the desired one, tap Add to Chrome and tap Add extension and the store will add the extension to Edge.
Once added, manage the add-on on the Extensions page of Edge.
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