Earlier, we covered how to change the default download folder in Microsoft Edge without moving Downloads. That trick was based on Registry editing. Microsoft decided to change this situation with Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Edge got a native option to change the default location to save downloaded files. Here is how it can be done.
Microsoft is working to improve the Edge browser, which is the default browser in Windows 10 instead of Internet Explorer. Microsoft is trying to make it more useful for the end user. With every major update for Windows 10, it is getting more features. Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which was formerly known as "Redstone" will bring to Edge not only extensions support but also the ability to have more control over Flash animations.
With the recently released Windows 10 build 14291, Microsoft has finally added the ability to pin and unpin tabs to the Edge browser. It is a very essential feature which exists in every other modern browser. It was very surprising that Microsoft rolled out Edge without the tab pinning ability. Now, they have decided to add the missing feature. Let's see how it works.
Windows 10 build 14291 finally ships with extensions support in Microsoft Edge. Microsoft decided to roll out preview versions of some extensions. There are three extensions available for users to play with this feature. Let's see how extensions are implemented and how they work.
During the short period of time when the pre-release Microsoft Edge Extensions website was accessible, some lucky users were able to download the three available extensions. It was discovered that after doing some simple modifications, Edge's extensions can be easily adapted to be used in Chrome.
Recently, we wrote that Microsoft Edge extensions had already appeared in the Windows Store. They are expected to become available for testing for participants of the Windows Insider program. Another sign which indicates that this will happen soon is the availability of the Edge Extensions landing page which went live today for a short period of time.
Extensions are coming to Microsoft Edge soon via an upgraded build of Windows 10. It appears that Microsoft plans to distribute them using the Windows Store like regular Universal apps. The first Microsoft Edge extension was already spotted in the Windows Store.
If you decided to switch from the Internet Explorer browser to the new Microsoft Edge app which is promoted by default in Windows 10, you might face the issue that your Internet Explorer bookmarks do not appear in Edge. To solve this issue, you need to follow the instructions described in this article.
Even if you are running the latest Windows 10 build, you will find that Microsoft Edge has no option to set the default folder where downloaded files will be stored. It uses the user's Downloads folder. Although you can move the Downloads folder itself to set the new path as the default location for Edge, it is not an ideal solution. In this article, we will see how to set the default downloads location for Microsoft Edge without moving the Downloads folder. So it will be set separately for the Microsoft Edge browser, which can be useful if you are using different browsers simultaneously.
We have come to know that the Microsoft Edge browser, a Universal app intended to replace Internet Explorer in Windows 10, has partial extension support included in build 11082. Although the feature is broken, it is interesting that Microsoft finally started implementing it.