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Exploring Edge: Part 3

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet, Windows 10

We’ve been checking out what’s new with Microsoft’s newest browser, Microsoft Edge. There have been several tweaks to the program since it came out in 2015. Click here to read part 1 and here to read part 2.

Let’s look more at Edge.  When you first open a tab in Edge, you’ll probably ask yourself, “Where the heck is the address bar?” Until you choose a homepage, you’ll open your tabs on the default start page which shows top sites and features news and weather. To get to a site you need to start typing in the search box. You can type whatever you’re searching for or just the address.

To choose a new homepage, you’ll need to click the menu button. That’s the little icon of three dots to the far right of the

Click the icon and you’ll get a drop-down menu that gives you a lot of choices. You can open a new window or choose to use
open a New InPrivate Window to give you extra-secure browsing that doesn’t allow cookies. It may be difficult to use
some sites in a private Window. Use Zoom to make the page larger or to zoom out. Zooming out is especially helpful if the
whole web page doesn’t seem to fit on your monitor.

Cast Media to Device lets you broadcast your Edge content on compatible devices like an Xbox One. Find on page lets you
search for particular words on a webpage. Pin page to Start puts a shortcut to a page on your Start page. If you’re having
trouble with a page behaving properly in Edge, try Open with Internet Explorer.

Monday, in the 4th part of this series, we’ll look at how extensions work in Microsoft Edge.

~ Cynthia

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4 Responses to “Exploring Edge: Part 3”

  1. Sheila Dukelsky says:

    My condo(Chicago)has Comcast cable and I also use their Internet. Thankfully, it’s been a while since I had a problem requiring someone to come out. They fixed what was wrong, but spend more time than was necessary checking stuff that was fine. They were angling for tips, but didn’t get any. The phone service is better than it was and if they couldn’t fix a problem they moved it up the line. For a time I wasn’t getting your newsletters and I got calls from various folk until one solved the problem. They also have a number in Philadelphia.
    Sometimes the problem might be whoever is calling. If you scream and swear service is less likely to be congenial and satisfactory.

  2. WayneC says:

    I’m hoping you get around to the “Favorites Bar”. I imported my Google bookmarks to Edge and have some folders with bookmarks “favorites” in them that I’d like to show up in the bar as they do in Google. Seems the only way to get anything on the favorites bar is to use the star while on a page. Is there a way to get things on the bar from imported bookmarks?

  3. George Birth says:

    Had Comcast stop and check my system. My Screen does not scroll properly and locks up frequently. According to comcast my signal is fine. From the time I asked for a system check, it took the guy 3 hrs., to finally respond from next door. I have had several minor problems with comcast service in the last couple years, they no longer make service calls, you have to disconnect problem equipment and return it to a comcast office for service/ exchange of defective equipment. Yet every year you get hit with a price increase, and service for a problem is relegated to phone diagnosis and phone instructions the avg. person does not have a clue to what is being said. My monthly service is well over $100.00 a month and when I started originally with Comcast it was half that, and if I had a problem they quickly dispatched a technician. Today If I call for service it takes a major catastrophe to get a technician who will come, only if I pay an $80.00 service call. What happened to “Customer service”? Nowadays that is an obsolete Item. George

  4. kathy says:

    My experiences with Comcast reps has been good, however I learned early on that they have little freedom to change anything. I establish good report when I call so that asking a lot of questions is greated with reciprocity. I also ask how to get messages to management. I have empathy for Comcast employees. Everyone deserves to be employed.

    Comcast has political power that we consumers don’t so it’s difficult to get messages to upper echelons. Just keep chipping away and asking our political reps for support on change.

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