Microsoft Edge Brings Enhanced Control for The Users’ Downloads

Microsoft continues to hope that one day, Google Chrome’s hegemony will end. Bringing the Edge browser firstly as a replacement for Internet Explorer, Microsoft now proves that it has much bigger plans for its second web navigator.

The Redmond-based company is bringing a feature from Edge Classic that allows the users better control over downloading files in the browser.

Download, run, save, or delete

Thanks to the new update in Edge, the users will be able to choose to download, run, save to the default folder, or specify a new saving location. This applies to the moment when the user is performing downloads.

The changes are available in Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary versions above 87.0.629.0. Furthermore, now you can delete the file directly from the downloads menu within the Edge browser. More precisely, you can delete a downloaded file from your computer by selecting the ••• menu and hitting the Delete option.

How to enable the new controls

First and foremost, you’ll have to get your hands on the latest version for Microsoft Edge Dev or Canary build. Second, head over to edge://settings/downloads and enable the ‘Ask me what to do with each download’ option from the Downloads setting screen.

Microsoft Edge arrived in 2015 and preinstalled on the Windows 10 operating system. However, it can also be downloaded for the good old Windows 7 operating system. Here’s what Microsoft has to say on the matter:

“Just as a reminder, while Microsoft Edge will help keep you more secure on the web, your PC may still be vulnerable to security risks. Microsoft recommends that you move to a supported operating system and the new Microsoft Edge can help. Make the transition easier by importing your favorites and passwords so they’ll be there whenever you sign in to your Windows 10 PC.”

Surprisingly enough, Edge is approaching Chrome when it comes to the number of users. Google Chrome is currently the world’s most popular browser with about 1 billion users.

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