Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is the default web browser of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The browser, often abbreviated IE or MSIE, was first released as an add-on for Windows 95 and later included natively in all future versions of Windows.

Especially the native integration helped the browser gain market share rapidly which made it the most used browser ever since its release with peak usage shares of more than 90% at one point in time. The releases of Firefox in 2004 and Google Chrome in 2008 saw a decline in market share. Most market research companies see Internet Explorer still in lead but the gap is much closer now, with Chrome and Firefox the browser’s biggest contenders market share wise. We cover Internet Explorer news here and also post guides and tutorials for you which you may find useful.

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Internet Explorer 11 will be retired in June 2022 for most Windows 10 versions

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 web browser will be retired by the company in 2022 for most Windows versions. Microsoft announced the end of Internet Explorer today, just a day after the official […]

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You can now uninstall Flash on Windows 10 and 8.1 using KB4577586

Microsoft has released an optional update for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 that will remove all traces of Adobe Flash Player from the operating systems when installed. Adobe Flash will be retired […]

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Internet Explorer users will be redirected to Microsoft Edge if incompatible sites are opened

Internet Explorer is still widely used, especially in corporate environments. The browser won't receive feature updates anymore but Microsoft will release security updates for it for years to come. One of the […]

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You can now disable JScript execution in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is not a huge priority anymore at Microsoft but the latest version of the web browser is still maintained by Microsoft and security patches do get released regularly.  Each month, […]

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Internet Explorer: end of support for Microsoft Accounts and Apps in November

Microsoft is putting Internet Explorer slowly but steadily to rest. The company's Microsoft 365 team announced in August that it would phase out support for Internet Explorer 11 starting with the end […]

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Microsoft announces Flash end of support schedule: you can soon remove Flash from Windows entirely

Microsoft revealed today how it plans to deprecate and remove Adobe Flash Player from the company's browsers and operating systems. Administrators who want to remove Flash components entirely in Windows can do […]

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Microsoft Edge gets dedicated option to launch site in Internet Explorer Mode

Even though Microsoft is pushing its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser on Windows 10 and other versions of Windows, it is still maintaining classic Edge and the even older Internet Explorer […]

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Microsoft postpones TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecation to second half of 2020

Microsoft announced yesterday that its plan to disable the security protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in the company's browsers has been postponed. The company wanted to disable the security protocols in […]

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0Patch releases patch for Internet Explorer vulnerability (also for Windows 7)

Microsoft ended support for the company's Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020 and revealed a day later that it would not support Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 either anymore. […]

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Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 is no longer supported

Microsoft ended its support for the company's Windows 7 operating system last week officially. While Enterprise and business customers may extend support by up to three years, it is no longer supported […]

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Microsoft releases emergency Internet Explorer security update

Microsoft released an out-of-band emergency security update for Internet Explorer on September 23, 2019 for all supported versions of Windows. The emergency update is only available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website […]

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How to use multiple Microsoft Accounts in the new Microsoft Edge browser

The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser that Microsoft is working on currently supports a number of features that the classic Edge browser does not support. One of these is the ability to […]

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How to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge (Chromium)

It should not come as a surprise that the default search engine of Microsoft Edge -- regardless of whether it is the classic version or new Chromium version -- is Microsoft's Bing […]

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Old Edge or IE may be best option to run Flash content until end of 2020

Adobe Flash will be retired at the end of 2020; Adobe announced that it won't support Flash after 2020 anymore and major browser makers announced Flash shutdown timelines as well. While that […]

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How to add an extensions menu to Microsoft Edge (Chromium)

The latest Canary version of the upcoming Microsoft Edge browser that is based on Chromium supports an extensions menu to improve extension manageability; when enabled, it reduces space on the toolbar but […]

How to remove the Microsoft Edge Feedback Smiley

Microsoft's upcoming Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser displays a smiley icon in the browser's toolbar right now. A click on the icon opens the "send feedback" popup that you may use to provide […]

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Microsoft introduces Caret Browsing feature in Chromium Edge

Work on the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser continues and Microsoft adds new features to preview versions of the browser on a weekly basis. The latest build introduces Caret Browsing, an accessibility feature, […]

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Microsoft disables VBScript by default

Microsoft announced plans in 2017 to disable VBScript in Internet Explorer 11; the company deprecated the feature but kept it alive for certain environments back then to give organizations enough time to […]

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Only Microsoft Edge Enterprise will support Internet Explorer Mode

Work on the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge continues. Microsoft has published beta versions of the upcoming web browser for various operating systems up until now. The company uses the same classifications […]

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Microsoft releases Microsoft Edge Chromium Group Policies preview

Microsoft released an early preview of the policies that it plans to support in the Microsoft Edge Chromium web browser. Microsoft Edge Chromium, much like the classic Microsoft Edge browser, Google's Chrome […]

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Microsoft Edge Chromium for Windows 7 and 8.1 released

Microsoft announced the official availability of preview versions of the company's Microsoft Edge Chromium web browser for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 today. The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser uses the same core […]

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Microsoft Edge (Chromium) may also block media keys on Windows 10

The most recent development versions of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser comes with a new feature that uses media controls on Windows 10 devices. Google started to enable a feature in […]

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Microsoft: tell us if you want us to build an ad blocker into Edge

Microsoft's Edge development team held an interesting AMA on Reddit yesterday. AMA, for those who don't know, is a questions and answers type of thread in which Reddit users post questions or […]

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First look at Grammar Tools in the new Microsoft Edge

Microsoft's upcoming Chromium-based web browser Microsoft Edge comes with Grammar Tools in the browser's reading mode. Reading mode is a useful feature of the browser that resembles services, scripts and browser extensions […]

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Google's blocking new Microsoft Edge from accessing new design

Another accidental oops by Google that affects a competing web browser in a negative way; this time, users of the new Microsoft Edge browser are affected and the Google site that kicks […]

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Latest Windows 10 updates break access to some UK Government websites

If you have installed the latest round of cumulative updates for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you may have noticed that some official government sites in the UK are no longer accessible […]

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Microsoft unveils new Edge Privacy Tools concept

Microsoft unveiled a new privacy tools concept for the company's upcoming Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser on the first day of the 2019 Microsoft Build conference. Microsoft's concept introduces a privacy dashboard […]

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New Microsoft Edge: Translation and Spell Checking arrives

One of the features that I missed a lot when I took Microsoft's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser to the test was support for translations and spell checking. The new Microsoft Edge […]

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Google Docs displays "unsupported browser" for Chromium Edge

Users of the Chromium-based Edge browser that access Google Docs in the browser receive an "unsupported browser" notification when they open any document using the service. Microsoft is working on a new […]

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8 ways in which Microsoft Edge (Chromium) is better than Google Chrome

Microsoft's Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser has not been released yet as a stable version; the preview versions that Microsoft released, Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary, provide a good understanding of the […]

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Edge (Chromium) warns you if you run it with elevated privileges

The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser warns users if they run the web browser with elevated privileges. Microsoft is working on a new Chromium-based version of the Edge browser and has released […]

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These Extensions are exclusive to the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

One of the main advantages of the upcoming Microsoft Edge web browser that is based on Chromium is that it supports multiple extension stores. Microsoft Edge users may install extensions from Microsoft's […]

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Microsoft Translator integration in Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

One of the things that I missed in current versions of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser was native translation support. Microsoft released previews of the Chromium-based browser this week; previews are limited to Windows […]

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Microsoft disabled or replaced these Google features in the new Edge

The new Microsoft Edge browser that is based on Chromium has just been released officially; the previews of the browser are available for Windows 10 only and some channels are missing at […]

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Official Microsoft Edge Preview builds available

Microsoft has just unveiled official preview builds of the upcoming Microsoft Edge web browser that is based on Chromium. Interested users can head over to the Microsoft Edge Insider website to download […]

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Chromium-based Microsoft Edge to support HD and 4K Streams (Netflix)

One of the advantages of running Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 is that you may play certain streaming content in HD or 4K resolutions. All other web browsers that you may use […]

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How successful will the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser be?

Microsoft is working on a new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge that will replace the current version of Edge that uses Microsoft's own rendering engine in the near future. The move is […]

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Chromium-based Edge: Linux support and IE integration

Microsoft's upcoming Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge has not been unveiled officially but leaks give us a good idea of what to expect from the new browser. Some features were overlooked in […]

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Block Microsoft Edge from running in the background on Windows 10

If you run a device that is powered by Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you may have noticed Microsoft Edge processes in the Task Manager or another program even if you don't […]

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Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard get IE11 support

Microsoft announced today that it plans to make Internet Explorer 11 available to the company's operating systems Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard. Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is the last […]


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