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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.

Web browsers

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

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.01.2023
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...
Windows SmartScreen

How to turn off SmartScreen in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.12.2022
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...
Windows SmartScreen

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

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.12.2022
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...
Web browsers

What are cookies, and what do they do?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 28.11.2022
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...
Web browsers

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

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.11.2022
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...
Web browsers

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

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.07.2022
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

How to use Tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 06.10.2021
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...
Web browsers

How to change the default browser in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 04.10.2021
Ever since they created Edge, Microsoft has been trying to convince people to use it. The company pulled all the tricks it could think of to make us sway into switching to Microsoft Edge. It tried sending users messages in Windows 10 when they attempted to change their default web...
Web browsers

How to zoom in and zoom out in your web browser

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 23.09.2021
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...
Web browsers

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

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 13.09.2021
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...
Web browsers

Put Chrome & other browsers in full screen (Edge, Firefox, and Opera)

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 08.09.2021
When browsing the internet, you ideally want as much screen space as possible allocated to website contents. Especially when your monitor is small, an extra inch can make a world of difference. Well, we have good news. You can extend the space used by the browser content by going full-screen....
Microsoft Edge

How to sync Microsoft Edge on Windows, Android, and iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.08.2021
Microsoft Edge has become one of the best web browsers you can use. Among the many features and performance awards that it receives regularly, one of them stands out for those users who need to work with different computers and devices. Of course, we’re talking about the Microsoft Edge sync...
Print preview

How to print an article without ads in all major browsers

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 23.08.2021
Do you want to print without ads? If you’re browsing the internet, and you come across an interesting article or guide, it’s a good idea to know how to print the web page without ads. Otherwise, all the annoying advertisements and sidebars get printed as well, cluttering the result and...
Microsoft Edge

How to uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.08.2021
Do you use Windows 10 or Windows 11 and want to get rid of Microsoft Edge? Contrary to what you might expect, you can’t uninstall it from the Control Panel as you do with many other desktop apps, and you can’t remove it from Settings either. Unfortunately, the uninstall process...
Private browsing

Go incognito with a shortcut key in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.08.2021
We all want to browse the web as privately as possible, and using dedicated modes like Google Chrome’s Incognito or Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate helps us with this goal. If you’re sharing a device, it makes sense to want to keep some of your browsing history to yourself. Furthermore, knowing how...
Private browsing

How to go incognito in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 26.07.2021
Are you wondering how to go incognito in your web browser and what that means? Incognito Mode is a useful tool that prevents your browser from saving data about you and the websites you visit. While every major browser offers private browsing, the feature comes under different names. It’s named...
Microsoft Edge

What version of Microsoft Edge do I have?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 21.07.2021
Are you asking yourself whether you are running the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge or the legacy version? The two browsers are very different, and official support for the legacy version of Microsoft Edge has ended in March 2021. Therefore, you may want to upgrade to the new Chromium-based version,...
Web browsers

How to set a proxy server in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 13.07.2021
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....