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Support ended 1/12/16 for Internet Explorer (IE) 10 and older. Security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support continues for IE 11 on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. Microsoft Edge is our all-new browser for Windows 10 that goes beyond browsing with features like Web Note and Cortana1 integration. Edge can launch Internet Explorer 11 for sites that need better backward compatibility. Internet Explorer 11 will continue to be supported on Windows 10. 'IEToEdge' BHO would be a bit of Microsoft code to upsell Edge and assist with the IE-Edge transition. Aug 07, 2020, 01:53 PM #8; CraveIT. Registered User. I mistakenly chose IE as the browser for my emails to open in when I imported my mails from outlook and I wish to change this to MS Edge. May 06, 2019 Microsoft Edge's IE Mode will put Internet Explorer in a tab IE Mode will join Collections and new privacy features in a future version of Microsoft Edge, presumably the version running on top of.


In Microsoft Edge

  1. In the menu bar, select Settings and more, then select Settings .

  2. Select Appearance .

  3. Under Customize toolbar, for Show favorites bar, do one of the following:

    • To turn on the favorites bar, select Always.

    • To turn off the favorites bar, select Never.

    • To show the favorites bar only in a new tab, select Only on new tabs.

In Internet Explorer 11

How to import favorites from ie to edge
  1. In Internet Explorer, press and hold (or right-click) any empty space in the area above the address bar.

  2. From the context menu, select Favorites bar.

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Confession time: I like internet explorer (IE). Or rather I am used to it and don't feel like changing anytime soon. I don't understand why IE gets so much stick, it must be a combination of naivety, and clouded technical vision for the world at large. Do you really believe that Chrome is good for your privacy? Or open source Firefox is more stable? Or that browsers with more 'capabilities' (and hence more attack surface) are more secure?

As for web developers, I am sorry but as an end user I cannot share your discomfort with supporting an old school browser like IE. That's life, get over it. In fact IE is the only shell-friendly browser (supporting IShellBrowser interface), so you can reuse its windows from xplorer┬▓. So given that IE is as good (or bad) as any other browser, I save myself the trouble of installing and constantly updating a 3rd party browser, and use IE that comes with windows.

There are many websites that don't work with IE at all (e.g. Twitter) or half-work (like Stack Overflow and YouTube). Many other websites warn that they'll stop supporting IE soon. Recently I was surprised to see Edge browser launching automatically when attempting to use one of these websites in IE. A message comes up claiming that the website you were trying to reach doesn't work with Internet Explorer. I suppose they are trying to help but some websites half-work with IE and I want to keep the laggard pressure on websites not to abandon IE just yet :)

So how do you turn this annoying new IE feature off? It is down to a new addon (BHO) called IEtoEdge, however you cannot turn it off through the GUI (Manage add-ons menu command), as all the buttons are disabled!

A quick google search on 'IEtoEdge' didn't return any useful results, but it is quite easy to turn it off, as I discoverd after some registry tweaking. You need to locate a registry key called HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExtCLSID, then find {1FD49718-1D00-4B19-AF5F-070AF6D5D54C} (the clsid of IE_TO_EDGE_BHO.DLL) and set its value to zero:

When you restart IE, the Edge addon will be disabled. Hopefully it will stay so after the next windows update.
Long live Internet Explorer! :)

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ps. Sadly this fix isn't permanent, from time to time something (a scheduled task?) resets the above {1FD49718... registry value to 1, so you need to zero it out periodically and restart internet explorer. To make things easier I set a regedit bookmark (favorites menu) on this value
make it 1every time ie starts, resets it to 400inprocserver32C:Program Files (x86)MicrosoftEdgeApplication84.0.522.52BHOie_to_edge_bho.dllcheck recent scheduled tasks run (powershell)Get-ScheduledTask Get-ScheduledTaskInfo ? LastRunTime -gt '2020-12-04 16:00'-->

Ietoedge Bho Ie_to_edge_bho.dll