Thursday, August 6, 2015

So You Like Windows 10, But Dislike The New Edge Browser - Let's Get Your Old One Back.

During the first few days of it's release, Windows 10 was reportedly installed on some 70 million computers. Since, you are reading this "how to" you may be included in this count. But, if you have not upgraded, there is no need to rush - you have almost a year to obtain the free "bits". If you just have to have it, you can get it today - check out our article on upgrading to Windows 10 now.

Microsoft has included a new Internet Browser with Windows 10 called Edge. It shows promise, but it is not entirely complete. Presently, there is no support for addons or extensions. Unfortunately, when you upgrade to Windows 10, Edge becomes your default web browser. If you are like many other users, you probably have a personal preference - Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, etc. So, how do you get your old browser back - and make it default.


1. Go to Settings. You can get there from the Start menu or the Notification icon in the lower right tray.

2. Select System followed by Default Apps.

3. Click Microsoft Edge under the "Web browser" heading.

4. Select your favorite browser from the pop up list.

5. Your new choice is now set as your default for Internet Browsing.

Microsoft will be adding extension support and other new features to Edge soon. It may be worth checking it out, once again, in a few months.