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HP PCs - Using Microsoft Edge Browser (Windows 10)

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.
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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.
Open Microsoft Edge
To open Microsoft Edge, search Windows, click the icon on the taskbar, or open the Start menu.
In the Windows search bar, search for and open Edge, then click Microsoft Edge.
You can also click the Microsoft Edge icon on the taskbar, or click , then click the Microsoft Edge tile on the Start menu.
Microsoft Edge tile on the Start menu
The first time you open Microsoft Edge, the start page opens.
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To change the page that displays when you open Microsoft Edge, see Changing the opening page in this document.
Start page
Add 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, then click the Favorites icon on the right side of the address bar.
    Favorites icon is highlighted
  2. Change the name in the Name box (optional), 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.
    Clicking the Add button
  3. To open one of your favorite websites, click the Hub icon on the right side of the address bar, click the Favorites icon, then click the website you want to open.
    Choosing a favorite website to open
Add 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, then click the Favorites icon on the right side of the address bar.
    Click 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), then click Add.
    Clicking the Add button
  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 , then click the website you want to open.
    Opening a site on your reading list
Manage 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.
Microsoft Edge tab 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 .
    Clicking Restore tabs
  • To mute a tab playing audio: Right click on the volume icon on the tab. On the drop-down menu select Mute tab.
Read 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, then click the Books icon .
    A list of books you own displays.
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    To pin a book to the start menu, right-click the book, then select Pin to Start.
    Clicking the Books icon
  2. Select the book you want to read.
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    To purchase a new book, click Shop for Books, 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
Use the 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.
Example of Normal web view
Example of Reading view
  1. Open the website you want to read in Reading view.
  2. To Adjust the font size (optional), click the More icon , then click the plus or minus signs in the Zoom area.
    Adjusting the font size
  3. In the address bar, click the Reading view icon .
    The webpage opens in Reading view.
    Clicking the Reading view icon
Add 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.
Example of a webpage with Web Notes
Click the Make a Web Note icon on the right side of the address bar.
The Make a Web Note toolbar displays.
Make a Web Note toolbar
  • To assign a color and a size to the Pen tool, click the Pen icon , choose a line color, then adjust the slider for the line width.
    Choosing pen color and line width options
  • To assign a color and shape to the Highlighter tool, click the Highlighter icon , choose the highlighter color, then use the slider to adjust the highlighter width.
    Choosing Highlighter color and width options
  • To remove notations or highlights, click the Eraser icon, then click the notation or highlight to be removed.
  • To add a typed note to a webpage:
    1. Click the Add a typed note icon, place your cursor where you want the note to display, then click.
    2. Type your note in the text box.
      Typing a note in the text box
    3. If you want to remove the note, click the Trash icon.
  • To save a page to your Favorites, Reading List, or OneNote:
    1. Click the Save Web note icon, then select OneNote, Favorites, or Reading list.
    2. Click Save.
      Saving Web Notes changes
  • To share the annotated page, click the Share icon, select the method of sharing, such as Cortana Reminders, then follow the on-screen instructions to share the webpage.
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    If you want to share only a portion of the webpage, click the Clip icon to select the portion to share.
View browsing History
Use the Hub to view your web browsing History pages.
  1. Click the Hub icon on the right side of the address bar, then click the History icon .
    A list of time periods displays.
    Clicking the History icon
  2. Select the desired time period to view your browsing history.
    Browsing history for the time period displays.
    Example of browsing history from the last hour
  3. To clear all your history, click Clear history.
View downloads
Use the Hub to view your current and past downloads.
  1. Click the Hub icon on the right side of the address bar, then click the Downloads icon .
    A list of your downloads displays.
    Clicking the Downloads icon
  2. To clear your downloads, click Clear All.
Change 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, then select Settings.
    The Settings window opens.
    Example of the Settings window
  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, then click the Save icon.
      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.
Install extensions
Use the More menu to install extensions.
  1. Click the More icon in the upper right corner, then select Extensions.
    Location of Extensions on the More menu
    The Extensions window opens.
  2. At the bottom of the list of suggested extensions, click Explore more extensions.
    The Store opens in a new window.
    Extensions menu with Explore more  extensions from the store highlighted
  3. Select the desired extensions in the Microsoft Store, then install and launch them.
  4. Close the Store and return to Microsoft Edge.
  5. Read the extension permissions notification, then click Turn it on.
    The installed extensions display in the Microsoft Edge More menu.
    Extensions menu with an extension permissions notification displayed and the Turn it on button highlighted
Change 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.
  2. Click the More icon in the upper right corner, then select Settings.
    Location of Settings on the More menu
  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.
    Clicking Change search engine
  5. Select the desired search engine, then click Set as default.
Change 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. In the Windows search bar, search for and open Choose a default web browser.
  3. In the Web browser area, click the current web browser.
    Clicking the current default web browser
  4. In the Choose an app window, select the browser you want to use as your default browser.
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    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.
Import favorites from other browsers to Microsoft Edge
Use the Hub to import your favorites from other web browsers.
  1. Click the More icon in the upper right corner, then select Settings.
    The Settings window opens.
    Example of the Settings window
  2. In the Import favorites and other info area, click Import from another browser.
  3. Click the check box next to the browser name, then click Import.
    When the import process is complete, an All done! message displays.
Use Microsoft Edge tools
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.
Tools menu displaying
  • 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 read aloud a page, click Read aloud. Cortana begins to read the currently displaying webpage.
  • To print a page, click Print. A preview window opens. Select the printer and the desired settings, 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.
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    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.
Clear browser data
Use the Settings menu to clear web browser data.
  1. Click the More icon in the upper right corner, then select Settings.
    The Settings window opens.
    Example of the Settings window
  2. In the Clear browsing data section, click Choose what to clear.
  3. Select the items you want to clear, then click Clear.
    Location of Clear button
Change 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.
Use 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. To change your location, click Change next to the location displayed on screen.
Example of Cortana displaying the local weather
In addition, if you find a topic that you would like to know more about, highlight the word or phrase in the webpage, right-click it, then select what you want Cortana to do:
Highlighting and right-clicking a word
  • To open a window with more information and related links, click Ask Cortana about "...", where "..." represents the highlighted word or phrase.
    Example of Cortana displaying related links
  • To have Cortana read the page, click Read aloud.
    Cortana reads the page.
    You can exit, pause, rewind, fast forward, or change the voice of Cortana with the Read aloud toolbar.
    Cortana Read aloud toolbar
  • To select the entire webpage, click Select all.
  • To copy the highlighted word or phrase, click Copy.
Use Nearby Sharing in Microsoft Edge
The Nearby Sharing feature lets you share webpages over Bluetooth to nearby Windows 10 PCs.
  1. To enable Nearby Sharing, click the Action Center icon in the lower-right, then click the Nearby Sharing button. Do this on all PCs that will be using Nearby Sharing.
    Click the Nearby Sharing icon
  2. To share a link to a webpage in Microsoft Edge, click the Share button in the upper-right corner of Edge. When the Share window opens, select the PC with which you want to share.
    When the receiving PC accepts the shared link, Microsoft Edge opens to that webpage.
    Select the PC to share the link
For more information on the Nearby Sharing feature, see Send Files to Nearby Bluetooth Devices Using Nearby Sharing .

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