Microsoft Edge is a decent browser and it’s improving all the time thanks to Windows 10 updates. However, it still isn’t worth setting as your default browser. With weak extension support, a lack of power user tools, and no exciting features like you’ll find in other browsers, Edge pales in comparison to Firefox, Chrome, or Opera.
Even if you’ve decided to use a different browser, Edge is persistent. It sometimes spawns pop-ups letting you know that Chrome isn’t battery efficient, or Firefox doesn’t block enough malware. These claims probably won’t make you start using Edge, so they just end up being annoying.
Thankfully, it’s easy to disable these notifications so Edge shuts up. Open the Settings panel, then browse to System > Notifications & Actions. Under the Notifications header, find the slider that says Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows. Disable that, and Edge’s notifications will cease.
Of course, Microsoft wants you to use its own browser, so this is an attempt to pull you away from whatever browser you like. Microsoft’s rewards program does give you points for using Edge, but you can decide whether to use it on your own. Notification balloons are annoying when you don’t want them, but thankfully this is an easy fix.
If you’re willing to try Edge, check out the best extensions to enhance it.
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