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Opening Microsoft Edge

Adding a website to your Favorites

Adding a website to your Reading list

Managing tabs

Reading books in Microsoft Edge

Using Reading view

Adding Web Notes to a webpage

Viewing History

Viewing downloads

Changing the opening page

Installing extensions

Changing the default search engine

Changing the default browser

Importing favorites from other browsers to Microsoft Edge

Using Microsoft Edge tools

Clearing browser data

Changing settings

Using Cortana personal assistant in Microsoft Edge

This document applies to HP and Compaq computers with Microsoft Edge browser and Windows 10.

Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 10 computers and mobile devices. This browser integrates with other Microsoft services, such as
the Cortana personal digital assistant and OneDrive, and offers annotation tools and a reading mode.

NOTE:

Some websites might not load or one of the following messages might appear: This website needs Internet Explorer or This website uses
technology that will work best in Internet Explorer. Click the More icon in Microsoft Edge to view websites in Internet Explorer 11. If you
use these types of sites frequently, you might want to change the default browser. For more information, see Changing the default browser in
this document.

Some websites might not load because they were created using Adobe Flash. If the Blocked Adobe Flash icon displays on the address bar,
click it to allow Adobe Flash to run on the website.

Opening Microsoft Edge


To open Microsoft Edge, search Windows, click the icon on the taskbar, or open the Start menu.

1. Using the search box on the taskbar, search for Edge.

2. Select Microsoft Edge from the search results.

You can also click the Microsoft Edge icon on the taskbar, or click , and then click the Microsoft Edge tile on the Start menu.

The first time you open Microsoft Edge, the start page opens.

NOTE:

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To change the page that displays when you open Microsoft Edge, see Changing the opening page in this document.

Figure 1: Example of Microsoft Edge tile on the Start menu

Figure 2: Start page

Adding a website to your Favorites


Use the Favorites tool to add a website to your Favorites and to open your favorite websites.

1. Open the website you want to add to your Favorites, and then click the Favorites icon on the right side of the address bar.

Figure 3: Clicking the Favorites icon

2. Change the name in the Name box (optional), and then click Add.

NOTE:

To save the website in your Favorites bar or another location, select the desired location from the Save in drop-down menu.

Figure 4: Clicking the Add button

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3. To open one of your favorite websites, click the Hub icon on the right side of the address bar, click the Favorites icon, and then click the
website you want to open.

Figure 5: Clicking the Favorites icon

Adding a website to your Reading list


Use the Favorites tool to add a website to your Reading list.

1. Open the website you want to add to your reading list, and then click the Favorites icon on the right side of the address bar.

Figure 6: Clicking the Favorites icon

2. To add a website to your Reading list, click the Reading list icon , change the name in the Name box (optional), and then click Add.

Figure 7: Clicking the Reading list icon and Add

3. To open a website on your reading list, click the Hub icon on the right side of the address bar, click the Reading list icon , and then click
the website you want to open.

Figure 8: Clicking the Reading list icon

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Managing tabs
Microsoft Edge allows you to view your Start and Home tabs, create new tabs, see a quick preview of active tabs, set tabs aside, and restore tabs
you previously set aside.

Figure 9: Microsoft Edge tab and address bars

To create a new tab: Click the plus sign icon on the tabs bar.

To view your Start tab: Click the Start tab icon on the tabs bar.

To view your Home tab: Click the Home icon on the address bar.

To view a preview of active tabs: Click the down arrow icon on the tabs bar.

To set your active tabs aside: Click the Set Tabs Aside icon on the tabs bar.

To view, manage, and restore tabs previously set aside: Click the Tabs you've set aside icon on the tabs bar. To restore tabs, click
Restore tabs on the Tabs you've set aside window. To add the tabs to your favorites or share them, click the More icon.

Figure 10: Clicking Restore tabs

Reading books in Microsoft Edge


Use the Hub menu to read eBooks in Microsoft Edge.

1. Click the Hub icon on the right side of the address bar, and then click the Books icon.

A list of books you own displays.

Figure 11: Clicking the Books icon

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2. Select the book you want to read.

NOTE:

To purchase a new book, click Shop for Books, and then follow the on-screen instructions to purchase books in the Microsoft Store.

3. After the book opens, click the right side of the browser window to turn the page. Click the left side of the browser window to turn to the
previous page. Click above the text to open a reading menu with the following options:

Table of contents

Manage bookmarks

Search

Font size

Read aloud

Add a bookmark

Using Reading view


In Microsoft Edge, you can use Reading view to simplify the view. You can also change the brightness of the screen and size of the text.

Figure 12: Example of a website in Normal web view

Figure 13: Example of a website in Reading view

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1. Open the website you want to read in Reading view.

2. Adjust the font size (optional) by clicking the More icon, and then clicking the Plus and Minus signs in the Zoom area (optional).

3. In the address bar, click the Reading view icon .

The webpage opens in Reading view.

Figure 14: Clicking the Reading view icon

Adding Web Notes to a webpage


You can use the Make a Web Notes tool to circle and highlight items, draw shapes, and add notes on a webpage. Then you can save a screenshot of
the annotated webpage to OneNote or your Reading list.

Figure 15: Example of a webpage with Web Notes

To open the Web Note options, click the Make a Web Note icon on the right side of the address bar.

The Make a Web Note toolbar displays.

Figure 16: Make a Web Note toolbar

To assign a color and a size to the Pen tool, click the Pen icon , choose a line color, and then adjust the slider for the line width.

Figure 17: Choosing the pen color and adjusting the line width

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To assign a color and shape to the Highlighter tool, click the Highlighter icon , choose the highlighter color, and then use the slider to
adjust the highlighter width.

Figure 18: Choosing the highlighter color and adjusting the highlighter width

To remove notations or highlights, click the Eraser icon, and then click the notation or highlight to be removed.

To add a typed note to a webpage:

Click the Add a typed note icon, place your cursor where you want the note to display, and then click.

Type your note in the text box.

Figure 19: Typing a note in the text box

If you want to remove the note, click the Trash icon.

To save a page to your Favorites, Reading List, or OneNote:

Click the Save Web note icon, and then select OneNote, Favorites, or Reading list.

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Click Save.

Figure 20: Clicking Save

To share the annotated page, click the Share icon, select the method of sharing, such as Cortana Reminders, and then follow the on-
screen instructions to share the webpage.

NOTE:

If you want to share only a portion of the webpage, click the Clip icon to select the portion to share.

Viewing History
Use the Hub to view a list of your History pages.

1. Click the Hub icon on the right side of the address bar.

Figure 21: Clicking the Hub icon

2. Click the History icon .

A list of time periods displays.

Figure 22: Clicking the History icon

3. Select the desired time period to view your browsing history.

Browsing history for the time period displays.

Figure 23: Example of browsing history from the last hour

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4. To clear all your history, click Clear all history.

Viewing downloads
Use the Hub to view your current and past downloads.

1. Click the Hub icon on the right side of the address bar.

Figure 24: Clicking the Hub icon

2. Click the Downloads icon .

A list of your downloads displays.

Figure 25: Clicking the Downloads icon

3. To clear your downloads, click Clear All.

Changing the opening page


Adjust Microsoft Edge settings to change the first page that displays when you open Microsoft Edge.

1. Click the More icon in the upper right corner, and then select Settings.

The Settings window opens.

Figure 26: Selecting Settings

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2. Select an option from the Open Microsoft Edge with drop-down menu.

Start page: Opens the Microsoft Edge Start page.

New tab page: Opens a new tab page.

Previous pages: Opens the page that was active last time you closed Microsoft Edge.

A specific page or pages: Opens a page that you choose. Type the URL of the webpage you want Edge to open with in the Enter a URL
box, and then click the Save icon.

Figure 27: Typing a URL and clicking the Save icon

3. To specify how to open new tabs, select Top sites and suggested content, Top sites, or A blank page from the Open new tabs with drop-
down menu.

Installing extensions
Use the More menu to install extensions.

1. Click the More icon in the upper right corner, and then select Extensions.

The Extensions window opens.

Figure 28: Selecting Extensions

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2. Click Get extensions from the Store.

The Store opens in a new window.

Figure 29: Clicking Get extensions from the Store

3. Select the desired extensions in the Microsoft Store, and then install and launch them.

4. Close the Store and return to Microsoft Edge.

5. Read the extension permissions notification, and then click Turn it on.

The installed extensions display in the Microsoft Edge More menu.

Figure 30: Clicking Turn it on

Changing the default search engine


Use the More menu to change the default search engine.

1. Browse to the URL of the search engine you want to use as the default.

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2. Click the More icon in the upper right corner, and then select Settings.

Figure 31: Selecting Settings

3. In the Settings menu, select View advanced settings.

4. In the Search in the address bar with area, click Change search engine.

A list of discovered search engines displays.

Figure 32: Clicking Change search engine

5. Select the desired search engine, and then click Set as default.

Changing the default browser


Change the default web browser in Windows Settings.

1. Make sure the browser you want to use as the default browser is installed on your PC (optional).

2. Using the search box on the taskbar, search for and open Choose a default web browser.

3. On the Apps menu, select Default apps.

4. In the Web browser area, click the current default web browser.

Figure 33: Clicking the current default web browser

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5. In the Choose an app window, select the browser you want to use as your default browser.

NOTE:

If the browser you want to use as the default browser does not display, click Look for an app in the Store to download a new browser to
use as the default browser.

Importing favorites from other browsers to Microsoft Edge


Use the More menu to import your favorites from other browsers.

1. Click the More icon in the upper right corner, and then select Settings.

The Settings window opens.

Figure 34: Selecting Settings

2. In the Import favorites and other info area, click Import from another browser.

3. Click the check box next to the browser name, and then click Import.

When the import process is complete, an All done! message displays.

Using Microsoft Edge tools


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Use the Microsoft Edge tools to perform tasks such as opening a new window, zooming in and out, and printing.

To open Microsoft Edge tools, click the More icon in the upper right corner.

The Microsoft Edge tools menu displays.

Figure 35: Microsoft Edge tools menu

To open a new browser window, click New window. A new browser window opens.

To open a private browser window, click New InPrivate window. InPrivate browsing allows you to browse the web privately. This feature is
designed to keep personal information, such as login information and browser settings, hidden from other people using the same computer.

To change the view size, click the plus or minus symbol (+ or ) in the Zoom area.

To make the view smaller, click the minus icon repeatedly until the percentage number matches your needs. The view size changes
each time you click the icon.

To make the view larger, click the plus icon until the percentage number matches your needs. The view size changes each time you click
the icon.

To cast videos, pictures, and audio, click Cast media to device. This feature allows you to wirelessly stream media from your browser to any
compatible device (Miracast or DLNA) on your network.

To find text on a page, click Find on page. The Find on page box opens on the left side of the screen. Type the text you want to find.

To print a page, click Print. A preview window opens. Select the printer and the desired settings, and then click Print.

To pin the current webpage to your Start menu, click Pin this page to Start.

To open a page with Internet Explorer, click Open with Internet Explorer. The page opens in Internet Explorer.

NOTE:

Some legacy or enterprise websites might not be compatible with Microsoft Edge. If you attempt to open an incompatible legacy site,
Microsoft Edge displays a message prompting you to open the page in Internet Explorer 11.

To send feedback to Microsoft about Edge, click Send feedback.

To add an extension, click Extensions.

For information about recent updates, click What's new and tips.

To change Edge settings, click Settings.

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Clearing browser data


Use the More menu to clear browser data.

1. Click the More icon in the upper right corner, and then select Settings.

The Settings window opens.

Figure 36: Selecting Settings

2. In the Clear browsing data section, click Choose what to clear.

3. Select the items you want to clear, and then click Clear.

Figure 37: Selecting items and clicking Clear

Changing settings
Microsoft Edge settings allow you to enable or disable features, such as Adobe Flash Player and caret browsing. You can also use Advanced settings
to change your privacy and service settings.

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Changing general settings

Changing Privacy and services settings

Using Cortana personal assistant in Microsoft Edge


When you perform a search in the Microsoft Edge address bar, Microsoft Edge uses personalized information that you have provided to Cortana to
make your search results more relevant to you. For example, if you type local weather in the address bar, the search results show weather
information for your location.

In addition, the Cortana Ask Cortana feature is incorporated into Microsoft Edge. For example, if you find a topic that you would like to know more
about, highlight the word or phrase in the webpage, right-click it, and then click Ask Cortana.

A Cortana window displays related links.

Figure 38: Highlighting and right-clicking a phrase

Figure 39: Example of the Cortana window displaying related links

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