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How can I tell if I'm using MS Edge or Internet Explorer?

Microsoft are heavily promoting their new "Edge" browser, to the point where we are unable to unpin it from your taskbar for you by default.

You may unpin it yourself by:

  • Right-clicking the icon 
  • Clicking "Unpin from Taskbar".

The icons for Edge and Internet Explorer are somewhat similar:

Microsoft Edge icon

https://sysdoc.soton.ac.uk/images/8/82/MS_Edge_Icon.png

Microsoft Internet Explorer icon

https://sysdoc.soton.ac.uk/images/6/66/MS_IE_icon.jpg

 

 

Right-clicking on their respective taskbar icons will show you which one you have pinned:

Microsoft Edge Taskbar

https://sysdoc.soton.ac.uk/images/f/f5/Microsoft_Edge_Taskbar.PNG

Microsoft Internet Explorer Taskbar

https://sysdoc.soton.ac.uk/images/9/91/Microsoft_Internet_Explorer_Taskbar.PNG

In use, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer look very similar - the main difference being that Edge is "flatter" with in integrated URL bar. The simplest way to tell which browser you are using is to click on the "Settings" cog in the top right of the window. Internet Explorer has its name at the bottom of the list, Edge does not:

Microsoft Edge in use

https://sysdoc.soton.ac.uk/images/4/40/Microsoft_Edge_Window_plus_Settings.PNG

Internet Explorer in use

https://sysdoc.soton.ac.uk/images/3/35/Microsoft_Internet_Explorer_Window_plus_Settings.PNG

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