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Set Up Microsoft Edge Correctly

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Microsoft Edge is a modern and capable web browser, and anyone familiar with Google Chrome should find it a familiar experience. But Microsoft also uses Edge as a vehicle to push its advertising and web services, and its claims about privacy and tracking protection often fall short. So if you're going to use Microsoft Edge as your go-to web browser each day, it's important that you configure it properly, to avoid Microsoft's pushy attempts to lock you into its corporate strategies, and to protect your privacy and security.

You should review this chapter before you run Microsoft Edge for the first time. But if you're already using Edge, no worries: we explain how you can make any necessary or recommended configuration changes after the fact as well.

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