Category: Microsoft Edge
At least the new ones.
As a part of Google’s program to get rid of the unsafe certificates and clean up the web, the search giant has announced that starting from early 2016, Google Chrome 48 will display a certificate error if the site:
- Uses the SHA-1 based certificate,
- The certificate is issued after January 1, 2016
- And it chains to a public CA
This is what you get for releasing beta as final.
Despite the ever growing number of Windows 10 installs and touted Edge improvements, it looks like more and more users have switched from Microsoft’s latest browser (which we consider to be the Beta product anyway) to something more serious.
Now, before you point out that Edge’s market share is actually slowly growing, we want to remind you that this is the Windows 10 users report only. Yes, Edge is growing due to more and more people upgrading to Windows 10, but those that do don’t stick with it, at least for now.
So what does the current Edge market share chart look like?
Earlier this week, the software giant has released the very first (of many) Windows Redstone build for the Insiders, which, according to Microsoft, does not include any new features but instead, focuses on the underground changes that will lay the foundation for the upcoming batches.
If you are not familiar with Redstone, it’s basically the next major upgrade for the Windows 10 users, set for 2016.
So what does the Redstone have to do with browsers? Well, this is likely when the support for extensions will be introduced on Edge and now, it looks the very first public Redstone build does already contain some of the code.
Yesterday, we have reported that Microsoft has accidentally revealed the Edge extensions page, which listed a couple of upcoming extensions and hinted that the support for the long awaited add-ons will soon be launched.
Now, it looks like one of the most popular extensions will also be joining the party: Adblock Plus. While there is no ETA yet, I know more than few people that will be extremely happy to give Edge another try, just without annoying popups and other ads.
Porting from Chrome couldn’t be simpler.
Edge extensions, rumored to be launching sometime in 2016 (due to delays) for the consumers and in late 2015 for the Windows Insiders, have been accidentally revealed by the Microsoft itself.
According to a recently published page, which has since been removed, the very first batch of extensions will include the Pinterest button and Reddit Enhancement Suite, and likely other extensions.
However, what is more interested is the recent claim (as reported by @WalkingCat), that Chrome extensions will be extremely easy to port to Edge, according to him, “Comparing Edge version vs. Chrome version of same extension, basically substitute “chrome” with “msBrowser”, add few minor changes, done.”
Hopefully, Microsoft will deliver.
Yes, Microsoft Edge is still in early stages of development, at least as far as usability features go and with the extensions support coming early next year, guys at WC have decided to compile a list of some of the most requested features that should be implemented in the next builds, hopefully.
And in case you are not using Edge, this feature request list should give you an idea, whether or not the browser is for you:
With the release of Windows 10 Mobile “RTM” (which is more of a Beta than the Final version of a mobile OS), guys at Rewritable have decided to test three web browsers performance: Edge (Build 10586.11), Google Chrome 46 and Firefox 42.
To keep the benchmark as fair as possible, Lumia 640 and Motorola Moto G 4G were used, as both of these share same specs:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Recently, Microsoft has released the very first major update for Windows 10, and with it came EdgeHTML 13, an update to Edge’s rendering engine.
So what exactly is new and improved?
Compared to IE11 and EdgeHTML 12, the latest upgrade bumps the HTML5Test score to 458 (versus 336 and 402 respectively), and with features like asm,js already enabled by default, Edge is now the highest scoring desktop browser in the Kangax ES6 compatibility table.
Want to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge? Good luck with that!
When it comes to changing your default search provider from Bing to Google or vice versa, pretty much every web browser offers an easy way to do so, all but the Microsoft Edge.
As it turns out, Microsoft has made it as hard as possible to get rid of the Bing. So how exactly do you do that in Edge?
If you open Advanced Settings, and pick the “Change search engine” option, the only search engine that will be there is Bing, not only that but you won’t even be able to add any other provider.