Microsoft Windows 10: Key Differences Between Edge and Internet Explorer Browsers

Internet Explorer 11 VS Microsoft Edge: User Interface The visual difference between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 isn’t all that much. There hasn’t been a vast overhaul of the UI, or any drastic changes to the page layouts, and even the logo is similar. Instead, Edge features a host of minor tweaks that somehow add up to something much more impressive than IE. The interface is much more minimalist, with the navigation buttons reduced to their bare minimum. The whole experience feels sleeker and more streamlined than IE’s indefinably clunky navigation. It’s a much more pleasant browser to use, and on a par with the aesthetically gorgeous Chrome. Internet Explorer 11 VS Microsoft Edge: Features Microsoft’s venerable browser is not exactly renowned for its additional functionality. The company has taken steps to remedy this with Edge, and the new browser features a host of new applications. Most interesting of these is the annotation feature. A button at the top places a OneNote style overlay onto the current web page, allowing users to add text boxes, handwritten notes or drawings, highlight sections and copy areas of the page. These can then be shared via various channels or saved to OneNote for future reference. At present, the sharing options are limited, but expect these to increase as Windows 10 matures. It’s a surprisingly useful feature, and one that will prove invaluable to students or those that do high levels of internet research. Also present is a Pocket-style Reading List function. Any web page can be saved to a separate list from within Edge, to be read at your leisure, as...