If you’re a Chromebook user, you’re probably familiar with using the Chrome browser for all your web surfing needs. However, sometimes it’s nice to have a different browser option, especially if you’re curious about what other browsers have to offer. And now, with Microsoft Edge available on Chromebooks, you can do just that.
The good news is that Microsoft Edge is now available in stable mode on Chromebooks. Of course, not everyone will want to switch from Chrome, but if you’re interested in trying out a different browser, Microsoft Edge is a great option to consider. With Edge, you can log in to websites without logging out of your Chrome browser, which is handy if you need to view a website as a non-logged-in user. Additionally, if you’re having issues with a website on Chrome, you can try accessing it on Edge, as sometimes different browsers handle certain sites better than others.
One of the best things about Microsoft Edge is that it’s now based on Chromium, just like Chrome. This means that you can now upload webp images directly to your website without having to use additional software to change the image format. Webp images are smaller in size, so your website will load faster, and there’s not much image quality deterioration. The more browsers that use Chromium, the better it is for everyone, as websites can develop to work on Chromium over any other type of browser.
To get Microsoft Edge on your Chromebook, you’ll need to have Linux installed. If you don’t have it installed, you can enable it in your Chromebook settings. Once you have Linux installed, you can open a browser and search for “Microsoft Edge download.” You’ll see a message saying it’s not supported for Chrome, but if you scroll down the page, you’ll find the download link for Linux.
Once you click on the download link, the .db file will start downloading. Once it’s finished, you can install it by right-clicking and selecting “Start with Linux.” From there, click “Install,” and Microsoft Edge will begin installing on your Chromebook. It shouldn’t take too long.
When you first open Microsoft Edge, you’ll see a few pop-ups asking you questions about how you want to set up the browser. After that, you’re all set to use Microsoft Edge on your Chromebook. You can pin it to your taskbar, so it’s always easily accessible.
To make sure you are on stable mode, go to settings, then click on “Microsoft Edge.” From there, click “About Microsoft Edge,” and you’ll see if you’re on the official build.
In conclusion, if you’re interested in trying a different browser on your Chromebook, Microsoft Edge is a great option, especially since it’s now available in stable mode on Chromebooks. Plus, with its Chromium base, it’s a good browser to have in your arsenal.