Determining the version of Microsoft Edge on a Windows system
You can obtain the version of the
Microsoft Edge browser on a Windows system using the
Get-AppXPackage cmdlet with
Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.
PS C:\> Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
Name : Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
Publisher : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Architecture : Neutral
Version : 40.15063.0.0
PackageFullName : Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_40.15063.0.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
InstallLocation : C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsFramework : False
PackageFamilyName : Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
PublisherId : 8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsResourcePackage : False
IsBundle : False
IsDevelopmentMode : False
IsPartiallyStaged : False
If you just want to see the version number and not the additional
information, you can add "| select Version" at the end of the command.
PS C:\> Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | select Version
Installing the Evernote extension for Microsoft Edge
If you wish to be able to save webpages with the
web clipper inside the Microsoft Edge
browser, you can install the Evernote
extension using the following
Inside the Edge browser, click on the row of 3 dots that appears at
the upper, right-hand corner of the browser window.
Then click on Get extensions from the Store.
Look for Evernote in the list of extensions and click on it
to install the Evernote extension for Edge.
You will then see details on the extension, which is free. Click on
Once it is installed, you can click on the Launch button.
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Microsoft Edge Process Memory Consumption
While working on a family member's PC, which is running Microsoft Windows 10
Professional edition, I found performance was slow while I was trying to look
up some information in a tab in the
browser. When I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del
and brought up the
Windows Task Manager
, clicked on the Performance
tab, then clicked on Memory
to view the
memory utilization, I saw that most of the system's memory was being consumed,
which would contribute to poor performance, if information needs to be swapped
in and out of memory to disk while I'm switching between open applications.
CPU utilization was also, high.
When I clicked on Details and then clicked on the "Memory (private
working set)" column header to order the processes by memory consumption,
I saw that the 7 topmost consumers of memory were
MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe processes, i.e.,
Microsoft Edge web browser processes.
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