Windows 10 20H1 build hints at old Microsoft Edge removal

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Chrome and Edge

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge first debuted on Windows 10 in
April, and a month later it appeared on macOS and
recently on Windows 7. Microsoft is also regularly updating
the Edge browser with new features and improvements.

Microsoft hasn’t revealed when it plans to remove or replace
the original Edge in Windows 10, but it looks like the company
has dropped a hint in Windows 10 20H1 preview build.

According to an entry in Windows 10 20H1 Build 18936, Microsoft
has started working on a new change that would hide the legacy
Edge browser when ChromiumEdge is installed. A new
entry titled ‘HideUwpEdgeFromAppListIfWin32EdgePresent’ has
been spotted in Windows 10 20H1 and the function could be
enabled with third-party tool Mach2, but it does nothing at the
moment.

Old Edge hint

The entry name suggests Windows 10 will automatically remove or
hide the UWP/Classic Edge browser when you install Chromium
Edge. It’s likely that the entry could be the groundwork for
replacing the original Edge with new Edge.

Windows 10 20H1 update will start rolling out in early 2020 and
Microsoft Edge should be stable enough when the next Microsoft
OS is ready.

Microsoft Edge is available in Canary and Edge, but the
non-beta or stable version is not available at the moment.



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