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Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #chromiumedge


 

Hi all,

The following was raised on a screen reader support forum, but it is actually more applicable here:

 

In Edge, how come I can’t press Alt+F to open Edge menu?

 

You are using old Edge. In old Edge (Edge 44 and under which uses EdgeHTML rendering engine), you need to press Alt+X. Alt+F works on Edge 79 and later, as it is now based on Chromium project.

 

Speaking of Edge 79 and later, unless you have a really good justification not to, at this point I recommend installing Edge 81 and later. Note that you won’t be able to read PDF’s with Edge at this time, although this problem is resolved in an upcoming Edge release.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


 

And the latest stable version of Edge can be obtained on the Microsoft Edge Page, by activating the Download button there and following the install procedure through.

After you're done, hitting ALT+F,B,M is the quickest way to check your version of new Edge.  The latest stable version should start with Version 81 followed by the remainder of the dot release designations.  That number will increase as newer versions of the new Edge are pushed out as stable.
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This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


Sherry Wells
 

I’m just starting to try to learn Edge.  I appreciate this thread as I now know I have an older version of Edge.  Is there any reason there isn’t some way to update Edge from within Edge rather than having to go to the Microsoft page indicated below?  Once one has the newest version, does that version allow updates from Edge itself?

 

Thanks,

Sherry Wells

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:02 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

And the latest stable version of Edge can be obtained on the Microsoft Edge Page, by activating the Download button there and following the install procedure through.

After you're done, hitting ALT+F,B,M is the quickest way to check your version of new Edge.  The latest stable version should start with Version 81 followed by the remainder of the dot release designations.  That number will increase as newer versions of the new Edge are pushed out as stable.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


 

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 02:20 PM, Sherry Wells wrote:
Once one has the newest version, does that version allow updates from Edge itself?
Once one has installed the stable version, it will self-update as newer releases are released.   The new Edge is still in the very early phases of actual roll out to machines via Windows Update, but a stable version has been available for download by end users who really want it and want it now for several months.

Once you install the stable version you will no longer have access to the original version, either, which makes perfect sense.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


 

Hi,

The old Edge cannot update to new Edge automatically because it is a fundamental alteration and code base is different (even the name of the executables are different). Unless Edge update shows up on Windows Update (I know some Windows Insiders got this), the only way to use new Edge is installing the stable channel (81). Once installed, the new Edge will update itself, as it uses a similar update mechanism as Chrome.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sherry Wells
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:20 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

I’m just starting to try to learn Edge.  I appreciate this thread as I now know I have an older version of Edge.  Is there any reason there isn’t some way to update Edge from within Edge rather than having to go to the Microsoft page indicated below?  Once one has the newest version, does that version allow updates from Edge itself?

 

Thanks,

Sherry Wells

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:02 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

And the latest stable version of Edge can be obtained on the Microsoft Edge Page, by activating the Download button there and following the install procedure through.

After you're done, hitting ALT+F,B,M is the quickest way to check your version of new Edge.  The latest stable version should start with Version 81 followed by the remainder of the dot release designations.  That number will increase as newer versions of the new Edge are pushed out as stable.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


 

And unless you update manually (or wait for the update to come to you via Windows Update) it makes absolutely no sense to use and try and “learn” the old Edge.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

Hi,

The old Edge cannot update to new Edge automatically because it is a fundamental alteration and code base is different (even the name of the executables are different). Unless Edge update shows up on Windows Update (I know some Windows Insiders got this), the only way to use new Edge is installing the stable channel (81). Once installed, the new Edge will update itself, as it uses a similar update mechanism as Chrome.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sherry Wells
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:20 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

I’m just starting to try to learn Edge.  I appreciate this thread as I now know I have an older version of Edge.  Is there any reason there isn’t some way to update Edge from within Edge rather than having to go to the Microsoft page indicated below?  Once one has the newest version, does that version allow updates from Edge itself?

 

Thanks,

Sherry Wells

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:02 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

And the latest stable version of Edge can be obtained on the Microsoft Edge Page, by activating the Download button there and following the install procedure through.

After you're done, hitting ALT+F,B,M is the quickest way to check your version of new Edge.  The latest stable version should start with Version 81 followed by the remainder of the dot release designations.  That number will increase as newer versions of the new Edge are pushed out as stable.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


Sherry Wells
 

Got it.  I’ll download the newest Edge.  I was just curious as to why & you all have answered the question.

 

Sherry Wells

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:03 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

And unless you update manually (or wait for the update to come to you via Windows Update) it makes absolutely no sense to use and try and “learn” the old Edge.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

Hi,

The old Edge cannot update to new Edge automatically because it is a fundamental alteration and code base is different (even the name of the executables are different). Unless Edge update shows up on Windows Update (I know some Windows Insiders got this), the only way to use new Edge is installing the stable channel (81). Once installed, the new Edge will update itself, as it uses a similar update mechanism as Chrome.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sherry Wells
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:20 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

I’m just starting to try to learn Edge.  I appreciate this thread as I now know I have an older version of Edge.  Is there any reason there isn’t some way to update Edge from within Edge rather than having to go to the Microsoft page indicated below?  Once one has the newest version, does that version allow updates from Edge itself?

 

Thanks,

Sherry Wells

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:02 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Frequently asked question for Edge: how come I cannot press Alt+F to open Edge menu #ChromiumEdge

 

And the latest stable version of Edge can be obtained on the Microsoft Edge Page, by activating the Download button there and following the install procedure through.

After you're done, hitting ALT+F,B,M is the quickest way to check your version of new Edge.  The latest stable version should start with Version 81 followed by the remainder of the dot release designations.  That number will increase as newer versions of the new Edge are pushed out as stable.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


 

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 09:03 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
it makes absolutely no sense to use and try and “learn” the old Edge.
This cannot be emphasized enough!!   Anyone who wants to venture into Edge now should either download and install the stable version or get either the Dev or Beta insiders edition.

Original Edge is dead browser walking, so to speak.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

    ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


 

For those who want a copy, the new Chromium-based Edge Keyboard Shortcuts, taken from the Microsoft webpage for same, are attached.  They're current based on what was published on the Microsoft webpage, Keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Edge, as of April 19, 2020.  As we all know, documentation is subject to change.

The MS-Word docx file is a straight copy of the table of shortcuts for the PC version of new Edge.

The plain text document is formatted as two-line related pairs:  shortcut on one line followed by its description on the next

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

    ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore