The ability to search the selected text with the default search engine in available in all modern browsers. Opera, Firefox and Google Chrome provide this ability out of the box. Let's see how to get the same feature in Microsoft Edge.
Ghostery is one of the most popular extensions to block trackers on the Internet. While a lot of extensions like ad-blockers provide the same functionality, Ghostery sometimes does it better than others because it is its primary function.
Since the launch of Windows 10 Anniversary Update with support for extensions in Microsoft Edge, there hasn't been many of them released in the Windows Store. One of the reasons for that is that Microsoft isn't allowing individual developers to publish them, only partnering with the ones they find interesting. From the start, there were already two ad blocking extensions — AdBlock and AdBlock Plus, and now there's finally a third option available: uBlock Origin has made its way to the Windows Store.
With the released Windows 10 build 14971, a new feature has landed for its default browser. Edge, the new browser Microsoft recommends to everyone instead of Internet Explorer, is able to open EPUB file format. So, it can used to read EPUB books without having to install third-party eBook reader apps for this purpose.
As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with an option to enable the dark theme for apps built using the Universal Windows Platform. Most of the built-in apps in Windows 10 like Settings or Photos are Universal apps which follow the white or dark theme enabled by the user. In Microsoft Edge, you have to enable it manually. Also, you can turn on the dark theme in Microsoft Edge separately from the system theme.
Edge is the new default browser in Windows 10. Microsoft is constantly working to make it better. However, some of its options are experimental and can be enabled only by visiting the about:flags page. If you want to disable access to that page because the PC is shared with multiple users, it can be done with a simple Registry tweak.
A new change arrived to Windows 10 with one of the recent updates. Many users spotted aggressive, annoying ad popups which appear right in the taskbar promoting Microsoft apps like Edge. The operating system detects that the user is not using Edge and offers him to switch to Microsoft's browser instead of the current one with a special taskbar thumbnail popup.
During the October 2016 Microsoft event, the company showed some improvements that are coming in Windows 10 Creators Update all over the OS. However, most of them were shown so briefly that many people didn't even notice it. After the event, Microsoft published a recap video in which we were able to find a few interesting things. There were some interesting additions to Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft announced at their Ignite 2016 conference that their new web browser, Edge, which is available exclusively for Windows 10, will get an extra security layer. The app will utilize virtualization to isolate threats and run web sites and web apps inside a secure environment.
A new option in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 is the ability to enable TCP Fast Open. TCP Fast Open (TFO) is a specification to open successive TCP connections faster between clients and servers using a crytographic cookie which stores authentication details to reduce the round-trip delay and lower the latency in the start of data transmission. When enabled, it can improve network performance of the browser. Here is how to enable it.