Microsoft is in the process of making another attempt in building a successful internet browser, and this one, as you know already, is based on Chromium. The internet browser is going to be a unique combination of both the world – unique features from the EdgeHTML-based Edge coupled with Chromium’s performance.
Microsoft at its annual developer conference assured that by introducing support for Internet Explorer in the new Microsoft Edge browser, something which is unique to the classic Edge browser. The support, however, was only on paper, until now.
Microsoft just added a flag in the new Edge browser, enabling which will let you open Internet Explorer right from the Edge browser.
How to Open websites from new Microsoft Edge in Internet Explorer browser
- Update Edge Canary to 188.8.131.52 and visit edge://flags page
- Search for IE and for “Enable IE Integration flag”, select “Enabled” and restart the browser.
- Now visit any website such as Bing.com in the browser, click on Ellipsis> More tools > Show this page using Internet Explorer
However, this is not exactly what Microsoft announced at Build 2019. The plan was to integrate the Internet Explorer within the Edge browser so that users can open pages via a tab. Clearly, it’s not equivalent to opening pages in Internet Explorer.
The addition of this new feature is clearly an indication that you’re not far away from getting the IE mode in the newly announced Edge browser, as you can see Microsoft has already started laying the groundwork for it.
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