How to Get Microsoft Edge ADMX Group Policy Templates

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You can use group policy objects (GPO) to configure policy settings for Microsoft Edge on all versions of Windows. To configure Microsoft Edge with group policy objects, you install administrative templates that add rules and settings for Microsoft Edge to the Policy Definition template folder on individual computers. Get Edge … Read more

How to Prevent Auto redirection from IE to Edge for unsupported sites

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Since Windows 10 version 20H2, Internet Explorer redirects users to Microsoft Edge (Chromium) when they visit websites that don’t support Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge Chromium version 84 and higher have this feature. Many modern websites have designs that are incompatible with Internet Explorer. When the Internet Explorer user visits an … Read more

How to Install Chrome Themes & Extensions on Edge Chromium

Install Chrome Themes & Extensions on Edge Chromium

Microsoft decided to discontinue its EdgeHTML proprietary browser engine which was used in the Edge web browser. In December 2018, Microsoft announced that Edge was being rebuilt as a Chromium-based browser, which means using the Blink engine and terminating EdgeHTML. Let’s call the new Edge browser “Edge Chromium” or Chromium-based  Edge.

This article focuses on how to install themes and extensions in Edge Chromium from the Chrome Web Store or other third-party sources.Read more

How to Prevent Installing Extensions in Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft Edge extensions support can be enabled or disabled using the Local Group Policy Editor or the registry. If you’re the computer administrator and want to prevent users from running extensions on Microsoft Edge (Chromium), this guide has the instructions. Prevent Installing Extensions in Microsoft Edge Method 1: Block Edge … Read more

Enable Warning on Closing Multiple Tabs in Microsoft Edge

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By default, Microsoft Edge doesn’t issue a warning if you close your Microsoft Edge browser window with multiple tabs open. Sometimes we may accidentally close the browser window and wondering how to restore the session back.

You can press Ctrl + Shift + T  to reopen the tabs closed during the last browser session.

Additionally, you can force Microsoft Edge to warn you when you attempt to close the browser window accidentally with multiple open tabs. Here’s how to do that.Read more

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

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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 Chromium allows users to download the unsafe file regardless of the warning, by clicking on the “Keep” option in the Downloads flyout.

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Likewise, on Microsoft Edge (legacy), every time when a file download is blocked, the following message shows up:

"filename" is unsafe to download and was blocked by SmartScreen Filter.

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Still, users can download the blocked file manually by opening the Downloads panel, right-clicking on the blocked file, and choosing “Download unsafe file” option in the right-click menu.

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“Download Unsafe File” option exists by default.

This article explains how to prevent users from downloading the ‘unsafe’ file on Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Chromium.Read more

Pin a Website Shortcut to the Windows 10 Start Menu

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If you’ve been using desktop shortcuts to open your favorite websites, you can instead pin those websites to the Windows 10 Start menu to make your desktop clutter-free.

Moreover, pinning websites to the Start screen helps you get to those sites quickly especially when your Windows 10 device is in Tablet mode, where the Start screen occupies the full screen, covering your desktop. You can pin website shortcuts to the Windows 10 Start screen using Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox.Read more