Following consumer backlash, Google has decided to give Manifest V2-based extensions another year and postpone their removal from Chrome and its Web Store to January 2024 instead of January 2023.
Windows 11 Preview in Beta Channel comes with Tablet-optimized taskbar
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Windows 11 Dev Channel finally brings Task Manager with a right click, and more
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This time we are taking a look at the top 10 most demanded features for Microsoft Edge based on public feedback. This includes interesting items such as extension support on mobile and more.
The latest data from Statcounter shows Microsoft Edge steadily climbing in an attempt to reach an 11% market share. Other browsers lost some points, leaving the overall picture unchanged.
Mozilla has pushed a minor update for its browser, bringing it to version 104.0.1. The latest release is modest in terms of changes: it fixes a single issue causing YouTube freezes in version 104.
Despite Microsoft's best efforts, Internet Explorer refuses to die. The ancient browser can be launched pretty easily in Windows 11 even though the OS is not even supposed to have it bundled.
The latest data from Statcounter shows Microsoft Edge climbing steadily on the desktop browser market. In July 2022, Edge reached a 10.84% market share, up 0.2 points from 10.64% in June 2022.
Future Google Chrome updates will make setting the browser as the default one much easier. Google is working on allowing Chrome users to change the default browser with a single click.
Microsoft is working on adding yet another tool to its jack-of-all-trades browser. The most recent Edge Canary updates introduced the option to edit, crop, and annotate a picture before saving it.
Microsoft has announced several feature improvements for Collection in the Edge browser. Users will soon be able to save more content in Collections, plus collaborate with other users.
The latest "major" update for the Firefox browser is now available for all users in the Stable channel. Version 102 comes with an improved downloads UI, better subtitles support, and various fixes.
Microsoft has finally added to its browser in the Dev and Canary channels a native "launcher" that allows you to quickly access different settings and features of Edge using various commands.
A faux gravestone commemorating the recent death of Internet Explorer has gone viral in South Korea, both online and offline. Notably, it thanks IE for being a good tool to download other browsers.
Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer 11 for most Windows client SKUs today. This will be a phased process where you will first be redirected to Edge, followed by a permanent disablement of IE11.
Here is how four popular browsers compare in terms of features and performance. Finding the best option for Windows is difficult, if not impossible, but this article might help you a bit.
Microsoft has revealed some stats about how the Edge browser helps millions of users save RAM when browsing the internet. In just 28 days, Sleeping Tabs in Edge saved more than 273 Petabytes of RAM.
Google has announced that Chrome on macOS is 20% faster than it was three months ago, according to Apple's own benchmarking software. Even back then, Chrome beat Safari fairly comfortably.
The latest report from StatCounter reveals that Microsoft Edge is slowly gaining more users. In May 2022, the browser reached a 10.11% market share, which is roughly 212 million users.
Here is the latest feature update for the Vivaldi browser. Version 5.3 adds even more customization options, the ability to sync search engines, and the ability to reset settings with a single click.
Mozilla today released another major update for its browser. Version 101 is now available in the stable channel with the old downloads prompt, various improvements, bugfixes, and other changes.
Microsoft Edge Canary received a new settings section responsible for importing select Chrome data every time you launch Edge. The feature itself is not new, but now it offers more flexibility.
Microsoft has released the final Edge 103 build to insiders in the Dev channel. Version 103.0.1264.2 is now available for download with minor feature changes, various bugfixes, and improvements.
According to the latest data from StatCounter, Microsoft Edge now has a 10% share of the desktop browser market, which is a significant milestone for the browser introduced seven years ago.
Microsoft has updated Edge in the Canary channel, adding an experimental flag for managing early changes in the browser's appearance settings. Plus, Microsoft is working on other minor improvements.
Microsoft has added a couple of small tweaks to improve UX for Edge users. The latest Canary version brings the option to auto-save passwords without the prompt and turn off the PiP button.
Microsoft released another weekly update for Edge in the Dev channel. Version 102.0.1220.1 adds improvements for progressive web apps, a redesigned app management page, and passwords import on mobile.
Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 also carries forward the default browser switching improvements previously made available only as an optional, preview release last month.
Microsoft wants to make managing extensions in the Edge browser a little more flexible by allowing users to pause and resume all extensions with a single click in the extension flyout.
Google recently notified extensions developers about new badges in the Chrome Web Store. "Featured and "Established" badges will mark high-quality and reputable projects that users can trust.
Microsoft added a new option to Edge Canary that significantly improves how the browser works with PWAs. A new flag allows opening links directly in web apps, separately from the browser.
The latest Chrome Canary update for Windows brings a long-overdue feature already available on Linux and macOS: the ability to rearrange tabs using the Ctrl + Shift + Page Up/Down shortcut.
Sleeping Tabs, a feature that helps you save resources consumed by Edge, received several improvements in the latest stable release. Microsoft says Sleeping Tabs are now even more effective.
Vivaldi Technology today released the latest feature update for their browser. Version 5.2 is now available in the stable channel with Reading List sync and new statistics on blocked trackers and ads.
Microsoft notified Windows 10 users that the company had lifted the upgrade block it placed a few days ago. Those using Internet Explorer can safely update to Windows 11 without losing browsing data.
Statcounter published March 2022 report revealing that Microsoft Edge is now the second most popular browser. It managed to overtake Safari in the desktop market by reaching 9.61%.
Microsoft notified Windows 10 users about a new "update block" preventing Internet Explorer users from updating to Windows 11. Fortunately, there is a workaround for those wanting to upgrade.
Following Microsoft making it easier to switch the default browser in Windows 11, Mozilla has provided its take on the matter. While it appreciates the changes, it wants more to be done.
The latest Microsoft Edge Canary update introduced a new experimental feature that lets you save tab groups on the favorites tab. A little earlier, the same capability arrived in Google Chrome.
The latest cumulative update for Windows 11 finally makes changing the default browser in the operating system much easier. Users now can set their preferred browser as the default with just a click.
In 2020, Microsoft and Google equipped their browsers with hardware acceleration for the AV1 video support. Two years later, Mozilla is finally catching up with the same capability in Firefox.
Chrome Canary has a new feature that enables search in a side panel on the currently open tab. Google introduced it last year on Chrome OS, and now Side Search is available on Windows.