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Articles, tutorials, and reviews about the Microsoft Edge web browser from Microsoft. We cover both the old version that works only in Windows 10 and the new one that works on multiple platforms.

How to enable third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox & Opera

How to enable third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox & Opera

Cookies are small pieces of data stored in your browser by the websites you visit. Third-party cookies, on the other hand, originate from websites other than the one you intended to visit. Typically, these cookies are used by advertising services to deliver targeted ads based on your browsing history and online searches. However, there are instances where you might want to enable third-party cookies. This
How to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

How to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

The World Wide Web relies on cookies to function properly. There are different types of cookies, such as session and first-party cookies, that are created by the websites you visit. However, there are also third-party cookies that are used for advertising and tracking your activity across websites. Some of them can even be used maliciously. As a result, many people are concerned about the security
How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

Google doesn’t offer an official Gmail desktop app for managing emails on Windows computers. However, with just a few clicks or taps, you can get your own Gmail app for Windows 10 or Windows 11. You’ll need to use a web browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but it will give you a native app-like experience for accessing Gmail on your computer. Here’s how
How to open Microsoft Edge in Windows (10 ways)

How to open Microsoft Edge in Windows (10 ways)

Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 come with Microsoft Edge as their default web browser. If you’re already using it as your main browser or if you’re trying out Microsoft Edge, it’s essential to know the most convenient ways to open it. Though launching Edge is easy and intuitive, there are situations when you can’t find its shortcut or when using the one at hand
How to use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge

How to use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge

Do you need to access old websites or legacy web apps that were designed to work well in Internet Explorer but aren’t working as they should in Microsoft Edge? It’s a situation that’s more common than one might think, and as some of my friends say, it happens a lot to business users and some web developers working with older technologies. If you find yourself
What is and how to use Windows Copilot in Microsoft Edge

What is and how to use Windows Copilot in Microsoft Edge

ChatGPT is not just this unusual artificial intelligence or weird chatbot that can explain Quantum Theory to a child in the style of Snoop Dogg. And Copilot for Windows is more than just an AI playing the role of a boring female robot called Cortana or a digital bully that won’t accept that “Avatar: The Way of Water” has already premiered in cinemas worldwide. In
How to set a browser proxy server in Windows

How to set a browser proxy server in Windows

Proxy servers are intermediaries between your PC and the internet. When your browser uses a proxy server, the websites you access see the proxy as the actual visitor instead of your computer. This can improve your online privacy and security while also helping you bypass content restrictions on the internet. Enterprises also use proxies in order to monitor, filter, and secure what their employees browse
What's the fastest web browser for Windows in 2023?

What's the fastest web browser for Windows in 2023?

There are so many web browsers you can try and use that their sheer number might feel overwhelming. So, if you’re trying to find the best web browser in 2023, we thought it would be a good idea to check out the most popular ones for you. There are a lot of aspects to consider when deciding on a web browser, including but not limited
How to make Chrome the default browser in Windows 11

How to make Chrome the default browser in Windows 11

In the early days of Windows 11, you couldn’t simply click on a setting to instantly change your default web browser from Microsoft Edge to something else. You had to set the default browser by changing the default app by file type or link type. However, the good news is that Windows 11 was improved in this regard. Nowadays, it’s quite easy to change the
Where are cookies stored in Windows? (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera)

Where are cookies stored in Windows? (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera)

Cookies are tiny files stored on your PC or device, which can be used by websites or web apps to tailor your online experience. That’s all nice and dandy, but where are cookies stored in Windows 10 and Windows 11? In the past, web browsers used to keep cookies in separate text files in the user’s folder or the browser’s installation directory. However, the cookies’
How to turn off SmartScreen in Windows

How to turn off SmartScreen in Windows

The SmartScreen filter, Windows SmartScreen, or the Windows Defender SmartScreen are the same protection feature, with different names, depending on the Windows version you’re using. While it helps protect your computer from malicious files, apps, and websites, some users consider it annoying and want to disable it. If you want to turn off the SmartScreen filter, here’s how it’s done: IMPORTANT NOTE: Disabling this
What is the SmartScreen filter, and how does it work?

What is the SmartScreen filter, and how does it work?

If you use Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 or Windows 10, you may have encountered the SmartScreen filter or the Windows Defender SmartScreen. This is a feature found in all modern Windows operating systems. Its purpose is to steer you away from malicious and dangerous websites and files that you find online. It is a useful feature that enhances your safety, and you should always
What are cookies, and what do they do?

What are cookies, and what do they do?

When browsing the internet, you often encounter the term “cookies.” Many websites inform you about using cookies and ask for your approval. Web browsers have many settings for managing cookies, and even browser add-ons mention blocking cookies of all kinds. Even though you know that these “cookies” are not exactly a sweet dessert, you may not know precisely what they are and their purpose on
How to pin a website to the taskbar or the Start Menu

How to pin a website to the taskbar or the Start Menu

Do you want to know how to pin a website to the taskbar? Maybe you start your day with Facebook or Instagram, with a news site that you enjoy reading, or by checking your Gmail, and you want it accessible with one click, straight from the taskbar or the Start Menu. No matter what web browser you’re using, in Windows 10 or Windows 11, you
Which browsers are best for your laptop’s battery life in Windows 11?

Which browsers are best for your laptop’s battery life in Windows 11?

If you are a mobile user with a Windows 11 laptop, tablet, or 2-in-1 device, you may want to know which web browser to use to get the maximum battery time possible. To learn which web browser uses the least battery power, I’ve compared all the major browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox) on two separate Windows 11 devices. Here’s what we’ve
How to use Tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge

How to use Tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge

Have you ever searched for a product online, only to have advertisements for similar products follow you around on completely unrelated sites? This happens because websites track your internet activity through advertising cookies and other means. If you are concerned about privacy, tracking prevention can protect you from websites that collect your data. In this article, we explain what Tracking prevention is in Microsoft Edge,
How to zoom in and zoom out in your web browser

How to zoom in and zoom out in your web browser

There are several ways in which you can optimize the reading experience while using a web browser. One way is to zoom in and make the text, images, and icons bigger on the web pages that you want to read. You may need to do this because your eyes are tired, or the resolution of the screen is not ideal. However, at some point, you
How do I make the text bigger in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera?

How do I make the text bigger in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera?

Have you tried to read a web page and had to squint your eyes because the font size was too small? The combination of resolutions and screen sizes can sometimes result in weird pairings that make the text on web pages hard to read. The question is: How do I permanently enlarge text in my browser? The answer differs quite a lot depending on the