Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 improvements slated for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft lost there is the war of the ages browsers give ground to the likes of Chrome, Firefox and Opera. With the upcoming Windows 10 update anniversary, Microsoft aims to improve the experience of using Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11).

Microsoft Edge, first introduced in Windows 8, has been slowly and steadily trying to make up ground with a process of incremental updates and closer integration Windows. Internet Explorer 11 is still sticking around, but it is now vestigial, and only there to support legacy applications as required by some enterprise users.

The anniversary update is supposed to simplify the interaction between the two browsers.

The first major change implemented will directly open IE 11 when you click a link that requires IE 11. Previously, the links would open in interstitial pages, which was not a very elegant solution to the problem. Corporate users will still be able to restore interstitial pages if they want, though.

The second major change is that IE 11 can be limited to open only when requested by a set of applications (such as the above existing applications). This will ensure that users use the browser Edge most advanced and secure for regular work and they will use IE 11 only in specific circumstances.

While Edge is not Chrome, it’s certainly better than Internet Explorer. The recent addition of support for plugins like AdBlock will certainly go a long way to make the most user friendly browser.

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