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How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium Edge

David Goldfield
 

Hello. While I am using the new Chromium Edge I'm assisting a user via email who has Edge but I am unsure as to whether she has the Chromium version as opposed to the legacy version. She is an NVDA user. What is the quickest way that she can determine which version she is using. It's been so long since I've used the legacy version that I cannot remember the menu structure. I thought I remembered them using alt-X for a settings menu which is not present in the new Edge. Is this correct?


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David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

 

Hi,
Yes, Alt+X method is the easiest way.
Cheers,
Joseph

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From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:44 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium Edge

Hello. While I am using the new Chromium Edge I'm assisting a user via email who has Edge but I am unsure as to whether she has the Chromium version as opposed to the legacy version. She is an NVDA user. What is the quickest way that she can determine which version she is using. It's been so long since I've used the legacy version that I cannot remember the menu structure. I thought I remembered them using alt-X for a settings menu which is not present in the new Edge. Is this correct?


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David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

George Zaynoun
 

Chromium Edge has a alt+f menu, legacy Edge doesn't have it.
Original message:

Hi,
Yes, Alt+X method is the easiest way.
Cheers,
Joseph
-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:44 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium Edge
Hello. While I am using the new Chromium Edge I'm assisting a user via email who has Edge but I am unsure as to whether she has the Chromium version as opposed to the legacy version. She is an NVDA user. What is the quickest way that she can determine which version she is using. It's been so long since I've used the legacy version that I cannot remember the menu structure. I thought I remembered them using alt-X for a settings menu which is not present in the new Edge. Is this correct?

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David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org




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Georges Zeinoun
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g melconian
 

It will tell you if you go into about in Microsoft edge.

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:44 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium Edge

Hello. While I am using the new Chromium Edge I'm assisting a user via email who has Edge but I am unsure as to whether she has the Chromium version as opposed to the legacy version. She is an NVDA user. What is the quickest way that she can determine which version she is using. It's been so long since I've used the legacy version that I cannot remember the menu structure. I thought I remembered them using alt-X for a settings menu which is not present in the new Edge. Is this correct?


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David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

brice Mijares
 

Which is most current? thanks.

On 5/22/2020 11:53 AM, g melconian wrote:
It will tell you if you go into about in Microsoft edge.

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:44 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium Edge

Hello. While I am using the new Chromium Edge I'm assisting a user via email who has Edge but I am unsure as to whether she has the Chromium version as opposed to the legacy version. She is an NVDA user. What is the quickest way that she can determine which version she is using. It's been so long since I've used the legacy version that I cannot remember the menu structure. I thought I remembered them using alt-X for a settings menu which is not present in the new Edge. Is this correct?


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David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org






 

Hi,
Edge 83.
Cheers,
Joseph

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From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of brice Mijares
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 2:50 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium Edge

Which is most current? thanks.

On 5/22/2020 11:53 AM, g melconian wrote:
It will tell you if you go into about in Microsoft edge.

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:44 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium Edge

Hello. While I am using the new Chromium Edge I'm assisting a user via email who has Edge but I am unsure as to whether she has the Chromium version as opposed to the legacy version. She is an NVDA user. What is the quickest way that she can determine which version she is using. It's been so long since I've used the legacy version that I cannot remember the menu structure. I thought I remembered them using alt-X for a settings menu which is not present in the new Edge. Is this correct?


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David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org







Audiobookfan
 

And how do you go into About? I suspect I still have the legacy Edge because I couldn't get a menu bar to display.

Jeff

On 5/22/2020 11:53 AM, g melconian wrote:
It will tell you if you go into about in Microsoft edge.
-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:44 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium Edge
Hello. While I am using the new Chromium Edge I'm assisting a user via email who has Edge but I am unsure as to whether she has the Chromium version as opposed to the legacy version. She is an NVDA user. What is the quickest way that she can determine which version she is using. It's been so long since I've used the legacy version that I cannot remember the menu structure. I thought I remembered them using alt-X for a settings menu which is not present in the new Edge. Is this correct?
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David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

 

Again, it is not necessary to go all the way to About to know which Edge you're using.

In whichever browser you've got up:

1.  If you hit ALT+X and get the menu button expanding, you are using original Edge.  If you get nothing, you are in new Chromium-based Edge.

2.  If you hit ALT+F and get the menu button expanding, you are using new Chromium-based Edge.  If you get nothing you are in original Edge.

The menu button which expands in response to one of the two keyboard shortcuts, and you know which Edge based on which one works.

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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

 

By the way, I have yet to see new Chromium-based Edge be pushed out to a single machine via Windows Update.  So if you haven't done a download and install from the Microsoft Edge Download Page you are certain, in my experience so far, to be using original Edge.

In original Edge, to check the version, ALT+X, Up Arrow twice to settings and hit enter.  Then at the bottom of the General settings that open, under About this app is the Edge version number.

In new Edge, to check the version, ALT+F, B, M.  A tab will open to the About pane in Settings.
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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

 

I agree on that one.

One thing to note, once chromium based edge is installed it will keep itself updated but to be honest I wander what microsoft is waiting for.



On 23/05/2020 12:32 pm, Brian Vogel wrote:
By the way, I have yet to see new Chromium-based Edge be pushed out to a single machine via Windows Update.  So if you haven't done a download and install from the Microsoft Edge Download Page you are certain, in my experience so far, to be using original Edge.

In original Edge, to check the version, ALT+X, Up Arrow twice to settings and hit enter.  Then at the bottom of the General settings that open, under About this app is the Edge version number.

In new Edge, to check the version, ALT+F, B, M.  A tab will open to the About pane in Settings.
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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

 

The easiest way to tell is to check the version. If you are a Jaws user open Edge and press Jaws Key + Control + V.
If the version is 40 something it's the legacy version, if it's 80 something, most likely 83.something then it's the new chromium based version.

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From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Zaynoun
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:50 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium Edge

Chromium Edge has a alt+f menu, legacy Edge doesn't have it.
Original message:
Hi,
Yes, Alt+X method is the easiest way.
Cheers,
Joseph
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From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Goldfield
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:44 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] How to Tell If a User Has Legacy Edge or Chromium
Edge
Hello. While I am using the new Chromium Edge I'm assisting a user via
email who has Edge but I am unsure as to whether she has the Chromium
version as opposed to the legacy version. She is an NVDA user. What is
the quickest way that she can determine which version she is using.
It's been so long since I've used the legacy version that I cannot
remember the menu structure. I thought I remembered them using alt-X
for a settings menu which is not present in the new Edge. Is this correct?

--
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org




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Georges Zeinoun
Timmerv. 6A ITR LGH1102, 54163 SKÖVDE SWEDEN
Tel: +46 (500) 48 29 29 Mobile: +46 (70) 366 63 29