Edge Chromium Now Allows Making it Default Browser From Settings

A new option has been added to Microsoft Edge Chromium. Currently only available in Canary, it allows making Edge your default browser from its settings.

The option appears under Settings > Default browser. Here is how it looks.

Microsoft Edge Canary Button

Interestingly, that it comes with a note: Canary builds can be unstable – they’re released daily to validate bug fixes and test brand new features. 

The Make default button opens the Settings app at the Default apps section, which is used in Windows 10 to set your default app preferences.

As of now, the new button is only available in the Canary channel. Dev, Beta, and Stable Edge are about to receive it later.

Edge 79 Stable WallpaperThe stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium is available to the public for a while. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices in Edge Stable 80. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.

For pre-release versions, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android.

Also check:

Microsoft Edge Roadmap: History Sync This Summer, Linux Support


Actual Edge versions

The actual versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

You will find many Edge tricks and features covered in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

 

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