New Microsoft Edge browser starts to install automatically

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Microsoft has begun distributing on computers with Windows 10 a new version of the Edge browser, based on Google technologies. The application downloads automatically through Windows Update.

Previously, users had to install it manually by downloading from the company’s official website.

When booting through Windows Update, the new version of Edge replaces the obsolete one, ZDNet notes . In this case, all settings, passwords and favorites will be transferred automatically, and all the shortcuts and “tiles” in the Start menu and on the taskbar will begin to point to a new browser.

Consistent with the overall release of Google Chromium, Edge will be updated every six weeks, and not once every six months, as before.

You can’t refuse to automatically replace Edge. Only system administrators can block the update by downloading the Blocker Toolkit .

At the end of 2018, Microsoft admitted that the Edge software stuff lost the competition to Chromium (besides Chrome, it lies under the “hood” of Opera, Vivaldi, Yandex.Browser, and a number of other projects), which it unsuccessfully tried to supplant. As a result, it was decided that Edge would take the Blink web page rendering algorithm and the JavaScript V8 engine from the Google project.

The updated viewer loads sites faster, supports multi-user mode and allows you to connect extensions created for Chrome. Later, the developers promise to include support for vertical tabs and private browsing for the Bing search service. In addition to Windows 10, the new Microsoft browser is available on macOS, iOS, Android, and Windows 7.

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