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Microsoft Edge Gains Market Ground on Google Chrome

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It is well-known that Google Chrome is the comfortable market leader in the web browser market across form factors and platforms. However, on desktop, Microsoft Edge is increasing its market share against Chrome, according to Statcounter.

In its July 2022 report, the researcher points out Edge is continuing its steady upwards growth. During the month, the browser took 10.84%, up 0.2 points from June 2022.

Google Chrome remains the dominant desktop browser, with a 66.19% market share. However, that is a decline of 0.74 points from the previous month. Apple’s Safari is the third on the list thanks to macOS. The browser remained unchanged with a market share of 8.94%.

Firefox in the fourth enjoyed month-on-month growth of +0.28 points on 8.08%. Microsoft’s legacy browser, Internet Explorer, is still lingering with a 0.75% share. This is despite Microsoft killing off the old browser for good recently.

  1. Google Chrome – 66.19% (-0.74)
  2. Microsoft Edge – 10.84% (+0.2)
  3. Apple Safari – 8.94% (+0.01)
  4. Mozilla Firefox – 8.08% (+0.28)
  5. Opera – 3.06% (+0.08)

Google Hits Back

We reported today that Google is looking to fight back against the growth of Microsoft Edge. Specifically, the company is working on a feature that will allow users to default the browser on Windows in a single click.

Spotted by reliable Windows tipster Leopeva64-2 on Reddit, there is a commit on Chromium Gerrit that shows a new setting for users to set Chrome as default on Windows with a single click.

Tip of the day: With a single registry tweak, you can add a ‘Take Ownership’ button to the right-click context menu that performs all of the necessary actions for you. You’ll gain full access to all possible actions, including deletion, renaming, and more. All files and subfolders will also be under your name. The Take Ownership context menu will set the currently active user as the owner of the files, though they must also be an administrator. They can then enter the folder or modify the file as they usually would.

Source  Winbuzzer

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Microsoft Edge Launches Command Palette for Fast Feature Access

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Over the years, Microsoft Edge has received an increasing number of features. Aside from being a web browser, Edge is now also… well, nearly everything else. Whether you find the myriad features useful or think of them as bloatware (the reality is somewhere between), finding those tools can sometimes be confusing.

That is why the new Command Palette feature will come in handy. If you are the type of user that likes to explore the breadth of features on Microsoft Edge, this is the tool for you.

Command Palette is a bar that provides quick access to important features and tools in Edge. Microsoft describes the experimental features as “DevTools Command Palette”.

It is currently available for Edge Insiders on the Canary channel. It will go through early testing before moving to other testing channels and eventually the complete Microsoft Edge release build. While it is in Canary, it is not integrated automatically.

How to Use

“Use Command Palette to quickly access various Microsoft Edge browser and DevTools commands from the keyboard.

Using Command Palette, you can directly access productivity and developer features that normally require clicking through several menus or using a series of keyboard shortcuts.”

Instead, users need to enable the Command Palette by using the relevant flag, which is available through the edge:// flags page. You can do that by following this path:

  1. Update your Edge Canary to the latest version available by navigating to edge://settings/help.
  2. Go to edge://flags and type Command Palette.
  3. Set the corresponding flag to “Enabled” and restart the browser.

Call up the Command Palette by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Space. There are a bunch of commands available that you can type, including “bookmark”, “tabs,” “ Clear browsing history” and more.

Tip of the day: File History is a Windows backup feature that saves each version of files in the Documents, Pictures, Videos, Desktop, and Offline OneDrive folders. Though its name implies a primary focus on version control, you can actually use it as a fully-fledged backup tool for your important documents.

Source  Winbuzzer

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Microsoft Edge to Get Features from the Windows Photos App

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In the never-ending quest to make Microsoft Edge more than just a browser, Microsoft is getting increasingly close to throwing in the kitchen sink. For its next party trick, Microsoft is readying to integrate features from the Windows Photos app into Microsoft Edge.

The newest Edge Canary update includes a built-in photo editor for the web browser. As spotted by Leopeva64-2, users running this preview can edit an image directly in Edge before saving it. In terms of the jack-of-all-trades features, Microsoft is throwing at Edge, this is amongst the most useful.

Users can use the editing feature by right-clicking an image to see the built-in editing options. These tools are directly from the Photos app, so you can crop, add filters, annotate, and handle metrics such as exposure, contrast, and brightness.

As this is a Canary channel build, the tool may still be unstable. It is also worth noting Microsoft rolls Canary features out in waves so the photo editing may not be available to all users just yet.

Is Edge Bloating?

This is another example of Microsoft trying to make Edge the browser that does all things. These days the browser has a VPN, math formula solver, and loads of other tools that could be described as bloat.

For what it’s worth, the photo editor may be a tool that actually enhances the actual browsing experience. Also, while Edge is bloating at the seems, it is simple enough to ignore the myriad features and simply use the app as a web browser.

Tip of the day: Did you know you can use Windows built-in antivirus Microsoft Defender also with scheduled scans? In our tutorial, we give you step-by-step instructions on how to program your personal scan schedule to keep you free of malware.

Source  Winbuzzer

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