Microsoft Edge, that is.
As it’s Guy Fawkes Night this week and everyone is getting excited at the prospect of sparklers, amazing fireworks and toasting marshmallows on an open fire, we thought we would dedicate this week’s blog post to something new and exciting in the world of Microsoft!
If you are one of the many millions of people that have upgraded to Windows 10, you will probably be aware of Microsoft Edge already. If not then carry on reading and start living on the edge!
What is Microsoft Edge?
Microsoft Edge is your new browser for Windows 10. It’s a new way to surf the web! Microsoft Edge gives you new ways to find stuff, read and write. It’s the browser for doing stuff!
Click the icon to open Edge.
Searching from the address bar
No need to go to a website to search for pictures of cute kittens or funny memes, just type what you are searching for into the address bar and Edge will give you search suggestions, your browsing history and instant results right on the spot.
The Hub: Everything in one place
Think of the Hub as the place where Microsoft Edge keeps the things you collect on the web. Select Hub to view your favourites, reading list, browsing history, and current downloads.
Looking for your favourites? In the Hub, choose Favourites and then select Import favourites.
Read without distractions
Turn on reading view to bring articles front and centre
NOTE: If the reading view icon is greyed out it means that the web page is not available in read mode.
Save articles to read later by adding them to your reading list. Click the star icon and select Reading List and Add.
Write on the web
Add your own personal touch to web pages with Web Note.
Use the Pen, Highlighter or Type Tools to add your own ideas.
Save your notes to share with a friend or co-worker.
Get answers from Cortana
When you stumble across a topic on the web you’d like to know more about, Cortana is your ready and able, all-knowing guru. Highlight a word or phrase, press and hold (or right-click) it, then Ask Cortana to find out all about it.
Happy browsing and have a safe and enjoyable Guy Fawkes Night!