Microsoft ends support for Edge Legacy, and drops the IE11 support from its own online services. The appropriate announcement the Redmond company has issued on its Tech Сommunity forums.
Microsoft is no longer supporting Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7. This means that the browser will not receive updates, even for critical vulnerabilities. IE11 is superseded by Microsoft Edge Chromium, which is available for Windows 7 as well.
As you may remember, Microsoft has disabled VBScript in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 starting in Windows 10 build 16237. This technology is considered deprecated, so it is now turned off by default in IE11 on all supported Windows versions.
If you are using Internet Explorer in Windows 10, you might be surprised by a new search box which appears next to the address bar in recent Windows 10 builds. Here is how to disable this box and get the traditional appearance of Internet Explorer.
If you are using Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10, you might be aware of a smiley button visible on the toolbar of this browser. This button is assigned to send feedback to Microsoft about the browsing experience. If you have no use for this button, you might want to disable it. Here is how.
If you have a bunch of bookmarks in the Internet Explorer browser, you might be interested in exporting them to an HTML file. This is extremely useful because you can have a backup of your bookmarks. Also, you can open that file later on some other PC or mobile device where Windows is not installed. You can also import the HTML file in another browser on the same PC or another device.
Microsoft made a significant update to Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10 in January. IE11 which has now mostly been abandoned in favor of Microsoft Edge, has got a new security feature to protect user settings against unwanted changes.
The user agent of a web browser is a string value which identifies that browser and provides certain system details to servers hosting the websites you visit. Thanks to the new flags page in Internet Explorer 11, it is now very easy to change the user agent string. You can experiment with it using the latest publicly available Windows 10 build at this moment, which is 9879. Let's see how it can be done.
Internet Explorer 12 features a new updated Trident rendering engine which is present for now only in Windows 10. Even though the name, Trident is the same, it is more lightweight. The old rendering mode is also still included for backward compatibility. The new Trident mode is not active by default, instead IE automatically decides which engine it will use. If you want to try the brand new content rendering mode, here is how you can do it.