Chrome and Edge

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge first debuted on Windows 10 in April, and a month later it appeared on macOS and recently on Windows 7. Microsoft is also regularly updating the Edge browser with new features and improvements.

Microsoft hasn’t revealed when it plans to remove or replace the original Edge in Windows 10, but it looks like the company has dropped a hint in Windows 10 20H1 preview build.

According to an entry in Windows 10 20H1 Build 18936, Microsoft has started working on a new change that would hide the legacy Edge browser when ChromiumEdge is installed. A new entry titled ‘HideUwpEdgeFromAppListIfWin32EdgePresent’ has been spotted in Windows 10 20H1 and the function could be enabled with third-party tool Mach2, but it does nothing at the moment.

Old Edge hint

The entry name suggests Windows 10 will automatically remove or hide the UWP/Classic Edge browser when you install Chromium Edge. It’s likely that the entry could be the groundwork for replacing the original Edge with new Edge.

Windows 10 20H1 update will start rolling out in early 2020 and Microsoft Edge should be stable enough when the next Microsoft OS is ready.

Microsoft Edge is available in Canary and Edge, but the non-beta or stable version is not available at the moment.

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