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Microsoft Edge News Articles
« on: July 23, 2020, 10:13:30 PM »
Reducing distractions with quiet notification requests - Microsoft Edge Blog:
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Quiet notification requests

Beginning with Microsoft Edge 84, we’re introducing support for a new notification request experience called quiet notification requests. This experience is currently enabled by default for all Microsoft Edge users, but users can turn off the “Quiet notification requests” setting at edge://settings/content/notifications if they prefer.

With quiet requests enabled, site notification requests made via the Notifications or Push APIs will appear as a bell labeled “Notifications blocked” in the address bar, as opposed to the typical full flyout prompt.


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Re: Microsoft Edge News Articles
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 10:14:30 PM »
Although I haven't had this issue if Microsoft Edge launches automatically at login, see How to stop Microsoft Edge launching automatically on login.


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Re: Microsoft Edge News Articles
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 03:04:47 AM »
Is the new Edge something that will be eventually delivered via the windows updates?  Or with the new windows version? (I have that postponed for a while.)

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Re: Microsoft Edge News Articles
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 06:03:53 PM »
If the Windows 10 Version 2004 has been offered, any specific reason you have postponed the upgrade?  As to Microsoft Edge, the new version is now an app and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.  I did get the new version when my laptop upgraded to Version 2004.


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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 01:20:05 AM »
I postponed the upgrade to give other people the chance to find the bugs.  There seem to be so many update bugs seemingly every month, that it seemed prudent to wait a while before installing  a major version change.

I postponed feature updates for 90 days before 2004 came out. So its not been offered to me yet.  If you think its shown to be stable, I can remove the delay and let it install.

So if I were to download the new Edge app.... what happens to the legacy version?  Does it poof, or do I need to uninstall it.  And do you have to be in the 2004 version to use the new Edge app?

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Re: Microsoft Edge News Articles
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 01:51:17 PM »
...... So if I were to download the new Edge app.... what happens to the legacy version?  Does it poof, or do I need to uninstall it.  And do you have to be in the 2004 version to use the new Edge app?
My computer isn't "ready" for 2004 yet ...
I installed the new Edge on Version 1909.
I didn't like it, and uninstalled it.
The old Edge reappeared with all bookmarks, and settings unchanged.

I don't know what happened to the old Edge while I was checking out the new, but the same icon opened the new one during the experiment.

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 02:47:02 PM »
I haven't had any issues with Windows Update, even on my 2008 desktop where I run the Inside Builds.  Since the upgrade was offered, that implies that the compatibility checker did not find any of the known issues on your device.  The remaining issues are shown here:  Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004 - Windows Release Information | Microsoft Docs.

As to the legacy Microsoft Edge, yes, it is removed when upgrading to 2004 (see Microsoft Edge rolls out in Windows 10 2004 via Windows Update).  The new Microsoft Edge is now an app and available in the Microsoft Store.


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Re: Microsoft Edge News Articles
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2020, 03:05:37 PM »
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As to the legacy Microsoft Edge, yes, it is removed when upgrading to 2004 (see Microsoft Edge rolls out in Windows 10 2004 via Windows Update).  The new Microsoft Edge is now an app and available in the Microsoft Store.

And I like it very much. :)

If I could have Athena add on in it, I would make it as my default browser.

It's a matter of choice I guess.

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2020, 06:49:37 PM »
Do you have to import your bookmarks from the old Edge to the new Edge?   I'm confused as to whether its an update or a whole new browser installation.

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 08:34:25 PM »
No, your bookmarks and any add-ons are automatically added to the new Edge.  Note that if you have a second device you can also enable sync under Settings.


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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 01:06:05 PM »
Do you have to import your bookmarks from the old Edge to the new Edge?   I'm confused as to whether its an update or a whole new browser installation.

No the transition went very smoothly, but there were so many changes in how the settings are adjusted, that I didn't feel like going through a "learning curve" for my backup browser at that time. 

When/if I'm offered Win 10 v 2004, I'll probably go ahead and adapt.

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 03:07:04 PM »
Thanks. All that helps.   I just started using Edge because my other browsers have been hanging.  Edge is super fast in comparison. Since its working well (with only one extension--Ghostery), I don't see any reason to upgrade currently. I'll just take the upgrade when it comes with the new windows version.  Who knows, it may become my default browser.