Microsoft Edge becomes the second most popular desktop web browser >> Engadget

Microsoft’s gamble on a Chromium-based Edge browser appears to have paid off, at least in the short term. Bleeping Computer noted that Edge is now the second most popular desktop web browser based on usage, with NetMarketShare giving the software nearly 7.6 percent of the market in March, eclipsing a declining Mozilla Firefox with almost 7.2 percent. Edge is still far behind Chrome’s 68.5 percent, but that’s no mean feat for a browser that wasn’t even three months old.

Source: Microsoft Edge becomes the second most popular desktop web browser | Engadget

Get Microsoft Edge for Android

I recently posted, “How To Get The NEW Microsoft Edge NOW…” for your computer; but, did you know you can also get the “NEW Microsoft Edge for Android“?  Well, you can; and, based on the customer review ratings to this point, it is going to be a winner.

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ntroducing the new Microsoft Edge . It’s time to expect more. More privacy. More control. More productivity. More value. Browse anywhere with one continuous experience from your phone to your computer and other signed-in devices. Microsoft Edge gives you the tools to protect your privacy online with features like tracking prevention, AdBlock Plus, and InPrivate mode. Organize the web in a way that cuts through the clutter, making it easier to find, view, and manage your content on-the-go. With world class compatibility, performance, and new features, the new Microsoft Edge is the only browser you’ll ever need.

Source: Microsoft Edge – Apps on Google Play

Microsoft Edge version 83 hits Dev Channel early with Extensions syncing » OnMSFT.com

  • Added the ability to add all tabs to a Collection.
  • Added the ability to drag multiple items from a webpage into a Collection at once on certain websites.
  • Added support for adverb highlighting in Immersive Reader.
  • Added support for the Scroll To Text Fragment management policy from upstream Chromium.
  • Added a management policy to configure the deletion of cached files and images when the browser closes.

Source: Microsoft Edge version 83 hits Dev Channel early with Extensions syncing » OnMSFT.com

How To Get The NEW Microsoft Edge NOW…

I have been testing and using the NEW Microsoft Edge, which is a Chromium based browser, for months along with Google Chrome, Vivaldi, and Brave (all which are based off the Chromium browser engine). I have come to the conclusion that Microsoft Edge is the browser of choice at this point based on reliability, speed, smoothness of operation, privacy, security. low memory resources and added features. I am going to say that 99% of all browser extensions I have installed from the Google Chrome Store have worked without a hitch. Microsoft Edge, in my opinion, is the top dog browser at this point. My second choice would be Vivaldi…

Microsoft will be rolling out Edge to all computers, but you can get it now.  Simply visit the link below and follow the instructions.

Introducing the new Microsoft Edge

The new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. Downloading the browser will replace the legacy version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 PCs. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features, it’s the only browser you’ll ever need.

Source: Microsoft Edge


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Listen to Web pages with the ‘Read Aloud’ Feature in Microsoft Edge Chromium (by ILoveFreeSoftware)

Built into Microsoft’s new web browser is a featured called “Read Aloud that will read web page text back to you in a male or female voice. I often use this feature to read back my blog posts. Follow the link below at ILoveFreeSoftware to learn how to use “Read Aloud”.

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What is Read aloud mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium? In this article, you will learn an easy way to make it read any article loudly…

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How To Create And Work With “Web Apps” In The NEW Microsoft Edge

The NEW “Chromium-based” Microsoft Edge browser will take some time to roll out to everyone’s PC, but if you are like me and want it NOW; then, CLICK HERE. I have been testing this browser, among others, and I keep finding that the NEW Edge browser; well, is just one smooth browser.

One of the features I am messing with is the option to create apps from web sites. If you go to and click on the three horizontal dots at the top right corner, this will open a menu. On that menu you will find a menu item labelled as “Apps”. If you click or hover on “Apps”, another side menu will open that has an option labelled “Install this site as an app”.  What this does is allow you create separate apps out of sites you may use frequently.

These apps are then created on your Windows desktop that can then be pinned to the ‘Taskbar” or to the “Start Menu”. You can also get to these apps (to manage, launch and remove them), by entering “edge://apps/” in the address bar of Microsoft Edge. I actually bookmarked this in my bookmarks to make it easier to get to and launch my apps when working in a browser session.

What I like about this feature is that I can resize the app’s window size to the size I desire and so far through my testing, the window sizes are holding. For example, I have an app set up that launches the mobile version of the National Weather Service where I resized the window to give it that true app feeling (see below).

Screenshot – Sample App

Again, just to let you folks at home know; Microsoft will eventually roll out this NEW version of Microsoft Edge in the coming months; however, you can get the “stable” version now. I am finding it to be a great browser that will put Microsoft in head-to-head competition with Google Chrome.


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Which One Is Your Favorite “Chromium Platform Browser”?

To you folks at home, I am sure you are very familiar with Google Chrome. Google Chrome is Google’s signature web browser; but, did you know that Google Chrome is a spin off of what is called Chromium. Chromium (as defined by Wikipedia) is “a Google-developed, free and open-source project whose source code can be compiled into a web browser”. There is actually a Chromium web browser.

As result of the Chromium platform being open source, other entities can freely use the source code to develop their own signature web browser platforms. For example, here at “What’s On My PC” I have installed on my computer (for testing purposes) Google Chrome, the new Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi and Brave. Each one of the these browsers are built off the source code of Chromium and if you install and test drive these browsers you will notice the similarities to that of Google Chrome; however, each of these browsers have unique features.

Which one is better? Actually, they are all very good and it is exciting to see these browsers in competition with each other. It really comes down to a matter of opinion and maybe loyalty. Maybe you love Google products, Microsoft products or you like the idea of Open Source products. Maybe you love additional features; want more privacy and security; you want faster;  or, like myself, you love trying new software applications.

Which one is my favorite??? At this point (and that can change at anytime), my favorite is the open source browser called BRAVE. What is catching my attention with BRAVE is the (to the naked eye) smoothness, clarity and speed; the more aggressive security and privacy protections; and, the seamless compatibility with the Google Chrome Store (to install my browser extensions).

What “Chromium Platform Browser” is your favorite? Feel free to comment….


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Learn “How to change default fonts settings on the new Microsoft Edge” @ Windows Central

Microsoft Edge is the new browser that you will eventually see attached to Windows 10. You can get it now as I reflected in a recent article “Did you know there is a NEW Microsoft Edge?“.

Here at What’s On My PC, I have been putting Edge through its’ paces and welcome any new tips. Here is an article from “Windows Central” that walks you through the process (very easy) of globally changing the font size and style.

Microsoft Edge includes settings to change the font size globally for all websites, including for settings. Also, the settings even allow you to specify the default font styles that the browser should use when a web page doesn’t provide this customization.

Microsoft Edge font settings

Learn How @ Windows Central

Learn What’s New With Microsoft Edge – Straight from the cutting edge…

Recently, I posted an article, “Did you know there is a NEW Microsoft Edge?“. Since the posting of that article, I have downloaded Edge, installed my favorite extensions from the Google Chrome Store (and the Microsoft Store) and have been putting Edge through its’ paces. So far, I am liking what Microsoft has done here. If you are like me and have found Microsoft Edge a possible contender in the browser market, you can follow along with Microsoft in the development of Edge at “Microsoft Edge Insider – What’s New (Straight from the cutting edge“.


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Did you know there is a NEW Microsoft Edge?

Eventually, you will see the NEW Microsoft Edge on your computer. For the people in the world of tech, this may be exciting news. For the people at home, changes like this cause anxiety (i.e. Now what???). Microsoft Edge is the web browser built into Windows 10. Most folks I work with at home have Google Chrome or Firefox installed due to the issues that were associated with Edge. Well, Microsoft has listened and there is now a NEW Microsoft Edge that is built off of, get this, the Chromium browser engine (or guts) which is the same distinct engine that Google Chrome is built off of. Keep in mind, Microsoft and Google are competitors in the world of tech, so this is interesting in that aspect. I am seeing, more and more, where the tech giants are sort of working together to help make our computer experiences more seamless.

I have played around with the NEW Microsoft Edge and I am impressed. I am impressed by the interface, the speed, the features, the security and most importantly (for me) that you can use the same browser extensions that you find in the Google Chrome Store. I also found in the settings that you will eventually be able to import your extensions from Google Chrome. You can, right now, import your bookmarks from other browsers easily.

If you don’t want to wait for the NEW Microsoft Edge to arrive on your computer, you can get it now by visiting the Microsoft Edge download site — CLICK HERE — . The download and install worked for me without a hitch. If you download and install Edge, you may be prompted to make Edge your default browser. You may want to skip over that until you have taken it for a spin. I think if you do, you will stand back and say, “Hey this is pretty good”…


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Microsoft gets ready to roll out the new Edge to Windows 10 via Windows Update | ZDNet

Microsoft officials have said the new Chromium-based Edge browser will be generally available starting January 15, 2020. They also said in early November that the new Edge will be bundled with Windows 10 right after the general availability date, though this will happen in a staggered/staged manner. This week, the Redmondians are providing links to more details about the coming Edge rollout for Windows 10.

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