Microsoft Edge browser to get major updates in next Windows 10 Redstone builds

Microsoft Edge logoMicrosoft Edge is Redmond’s big bet for the browser world, as it replaces Internet Explorer as the default option in Windows 10 and comes to compete against Chrome and Firefox for the supremacy of this particular software market.

But right now, Edge is still lacking significant major features, such as support for extensions, which people close to the matter believe they should arrive in the Redstone update this summer.

And according to a new report, Microsoft is getting ready to roll out several important updates to Edge browser in the coming Windows 10 Redstone builds, which should pave the road for a significant pack of improvements for stable users when the Redstone release takes place.

WinBeta reports that Microsoft is already testing these improvements internally, including a download prompt that would allow users to choose where to save a specific file. Right now, the download starts automatically when clicking on a link and the storage location cannot be changed.

Microsoft Edge browser to get major updates in next Windows 10 Redstone builds

Furthermore, Edge browser could soon get support for web notifications, a feature that’s already available in rival browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Microsoft could offer a prompt to activate web notifications when loading websites with support for this feature.

And last but not least, Microsoft is also testing Edge improvements on Windows 10 Mobile, including an option to quickly open an inPrivate tab from the tab screen.

Right now, it’s not yet clear when all these updates could arrive in Edge browser on Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile preview builds, but since they’re currently in the works behind closed doors, it shouldn’t take too long before they get the green light for insiders.

New builds of the PC and smartphone operating systems are expected this week, but it could be a little bit too early to get these improvements at the moment. Microsoft has already stated that it’s focusing on improving OneCore in Windows 10, so new features could only arrive a few builds later.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: browsers, Microsoft, Microsoft Edge

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