Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Edge and Internet Explorer, part of Windows 10 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft is including a brand new, rebuilt web browser called Edge. So far, whenever we've used the internet in this course, I've been working in Edge. On a fresh installation of Windows, Edge is the default web browser and it will be pinned to the Taskbar, so you can launch it straight from there, so if you click on a web address and an email message, or elsewhere, Edge is the web browser that will pop up. If you don't have Edge pinned to your Taskbar, it's really easy to pin it there.
In fact, we saw how to pin applications to the Taskbar earlier in this course. You can just go to the Start Menu, go to All Apps, find the application you're looking for, right-click on it, then pin it to the Start Menu or the Taskbar. Since I already have it pinned there, I don't have the option to pin it now. Edge has a streamlined, compact interface. In many ways, it's very similar to Internet Explorer, but it's completely rebuilt, designed to run faster than Internet Explorer, and it should be much easier for Microsoft to update it in the future, to work with modern web technologies.
There are some differences in the interface and some other new features in Edge that cannot be found in Internet Explorer, and we'll be covering those as we go through this chapter. If you're used to using Internet Explorer, then I think you'll be able to transition over to Edge pretty easily, especially after watching the rest of this chapter, but if you simply must use Internet Explorer for some reason, it is still included in Windows 10, and I wanted to make sure that you see that that option is open to you. All you need to do is go to the Start Menu, again, go to All Apps, and as you scroll through this list, you're not going to see Internet Explorer, but if you go all the way down to Windows Accessories, you'll find that Internet Explorer is there, so I can click and launch it from there.
So you can still access Internet Explorer Version 11, which was the last version as of when Windows 10 was released. It's unlikely that Microsoft will do any future updates to Internet Explorer in the future, so, over time, it's a good idea to transition away from Internet Explorer. Of course, if you prefer to use a different web browser, like Chrome or Firefox, you can certainly install one of those. Later in this course, we'll talk about how to install new applications, so if you don't already know how to install a different web browser, we'll see that process in that later chapter.
Now that you know your options for web browsers, we'll be dedicating the rest of this chapter to getting you comfortable with working in Microsoft Edge.
Learn all the essential features of Windows 10. This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know to install Windows, customize it to your liking, and start working with files and applications. Author Nick Brazzi shows how to manage folders, use Cortana to search and navigate, browse the web with the new Microsoft Edge browser, and work with Mail, Calendars, and People (aka contacts).
Plus, learn about sharing via a home network, multiuser configurations, security and privacy, and troubleshooting Windows.
- Installing or upgrading to Windows 10
- Connecting to the Internet
- Launching, quitting, and managing applications
- Creating, copying, moving, and renaming files and folders
- Zipping and unzipping files
- Using Cortana to search
- Browsing the web with Edge
- Sending email
- Installing new apps
- Sharing files over home networks
- Backing up and restoring files
- Configuring Windows updates
- Using Windows Defender
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 05/02/2017. What changed?
A: A new video was added that helps you confirm which version of Windows 10 you’re running, to ensure that you’re choosing the right training course.
1. Getting Started
2. Launching and Managing Applications
3. File Explorer: The Windows Filing Cabinet
4. Using Cortana to Search
5. Browsing the Web with Edge
6. Working with Mail, People, and Calendar
7. Using the Other Bundled Apps
8. Installing Applications
Setting application defaults6m 36s
9. Essential Settings and Customization
10. Account Settings
11. Sharing with Home Networks
Using Remote Desktop4m 54s
12. Backing Up and Restoring
13. Troubleshooting and Updating
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