The Windows PC running Windows 10 v1709 (Fall Creators Update) or newer will receive the new Edge browser. Microsoft has made it clear that Edge won’t be tied into biannual updates of the operating system for new features. The company plans to maintain independent rolling basis updates for Edge. The features will be released on a six-week cycle. Microsoft will ship security and compatibility updates as needed.
The new update cycle will allow Microsoft becoming more responsive with maintaining and developing the Edge browser. The company has had reputation for making users wait for the biannual Windows OS update for new features in the browser.
Chromium-powered Edge browser will seamlessly replace the old version. The new version will retain most protocols that the current Edge browser handles by default. The Edge Addons store is opened up for developer so that they can submit their wares.
If you wish to block Microsoft from automatically updating your Edge to the newer version, it’s easy. Microsoft is offering the Blocker toolkit. You can simply run the executable, which will unpack a .cmd file. You can enter “EdgeChromium_Blocker.cmd” command into the command pronto and then type “EdgeChromium_Blocker.cmd /b” to prevent Windows Update from installing the new Edge browser. If you wish to reverse the action, you can use the command ““EdgeChromium_Blocker.cmd /u”.