Microsoft Edge – Prevent Download of Unsafe Files Blocked by SmartScreen Filter

The SmartScreen Filter warns the user when running unrecognized programs or files downloaded from the internet. When you download files using Microsoft Edge, the file download is blocked if the source URL is blacklisted or the downloaded program fails the application reputation check by Microsoft SmartScreen filter. However, Edge allows users to download the unsafe file regardless of the warning.Read more

Show Edge Address Bar by Default for New Tabs and Start page

When you start Microsoft Edge, the Start page shows the “Where to next?” text box where you can type a web address or use it to search the web using Edge’s default search engine. To see the address bar instead of the “Where to next?” search box on new tabs and in the Start page, you need to click on the gray area where the address bar is supposed to appear.

To make things easier, here is a registry edit to make Microsoft Edge always show the address bar (by default).Read more