Getting Started with Edge

If you're new to Microsoft Edge getting started is simple. Just follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this free lesson.

Getting started with Edge

Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft. Edge was introduced as a new browser with the release of Windows 10. It offers a simple and minimalist interface, making it that much easier to browse the Internet.

In previous versions of Windows, the default web browser was Internet Explorer. Starting with Windows 10, Edge has replaced IE as the new default browser. If you're using Windows 8.1 or earlier, you'll want to refer to our Internet Explorer tutorial instead.

Differences between Edge and Internet Explorer

If you've used a version of Windows 8.1 or earlier, you're probably used to browsing with Internet Explorer. Even though Edge is fairly similar to IE, you may need to adjust to some of these key differences between the two:

To open Edge:

Getting to know Edge

Edge is a simple web browser with a clean design that's very easy to use and navigate. If you've used Internet Explorer, several elements of Edge may feel familiar. If you've never used Internet Explorer, you may need to spend some time becoming familiar with the Edge interface.

Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about using the Edge interface.

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