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Familiarize yourself with the Microsoft Edge web browser
This article is part of the Access issue of November/December 2017, Vol. 1, No. 8
Microsoft aims to replace Internet Explorer with Edge, the default web browser in Windows 10. Microsoft designed Edge to be lightweight, relying on EdgeHTML, a layout engine written in C++. Edge offers several productivity and security features, but legacy app compatibility can be a problem for organizations that adopt the Microsoft Edge web browser. Productivity features Cortana integration: The digital assistant helps users find definitions, photos or websites from directly within the browser. PDF reader: This feature allows users to open PDF files without having to download a separate application. Reading mode: When enabled, this feature presents only the text of a webpage -- without ads, videos or other components. Additionally, the Microsoft Edge web browser lets users mark up and clip portions of pages. Browser extensions: Edge's library of plug-ins that enhance browser functionality is gradually growing. It includes AdBlocker, Office Online and Grammarly, which checks grammar and spelling. Security features Microsoft Edge...
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