Microsoft Edge’s New Logo Ships in Insider Builds

Posted on November 6, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft Edge, Web browsers with 8 Comments

Microsoft Edge has been talked about a lot this week. First, we got to know about its brand new logo, and then Microsoft announced a general availability date for the new browser. Microsoft even delivered a release candidate for the browser, which is set to come out of beta on January 15, 2020.

The company started rolling out the new logo for the browser last night for those running the Insider builds. The new logo is now available across the Edge beta, Edge Dev, and Edge Canary channels.

Once you update to the new builds, you will start seeing the new logo within settings and elsewhere in the browser. It will also show up on the start menu if you have it pinned to your start menu, but the taskbar icon may actually take a little while to update on Windows. Since the classic Microsoft Edge icon is cached within Windows, the new Microsoft Edge logo could take a little bit to show up.

You could try manually clearing the cache by deleting the icon cache files in Windows or renaming your profile, but just waiting for the new logo to show up by itself is probably a better option.

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8 responses to “Microsoft Edge’s New Logo Ships in Insider Builds”

  1. irfaanwahid

    On my SP4 all icons updated almost immediately, including icon Pinned to taskbar.


    But on my other Lenovo machine, the icon has been updated on Start Menu but not on Taskbar yet.

  2. cmdrkeene

    If you unpin and repin the icon to your taskbar once or twice it should update with the new icon

    • Omen_20

      In reply to cmdrkeene:

      Thanks, this worked for me. One thing I've noticed is that the Canary, Dev, and Beta versions don't show their specific icon on the task bar like they do in the Start menu.


      Hovering still shows it however. So not a big hindrance.

  3. Daekar

    My icons updated immediately, except for one - the unpinned one that results because I run different profiles at the same time using multiple webapp and non-webapp windows.

  4. gregsedwards

    Working for the latest update of the leaked stable build as well. And BTW, if you want the new logo on the taskbar, then just un-pin and re-pin it.



    Beautiful!

  5. Dan1986ist

    New Chromium Edge logo makes it easier to distinguish from the old Edge.

  6. nevadah

    The dev build updated on my home desktop, and the new icon showed up in the taskbar where I had it pinned. However, it would almost immediately crash to desktop after launch with no error. I uninstalled it and installed the beta build and it works fine. It may have been an issue with one of the extensions I had installed. If so, the beta doesn't appear to have that issue as I reinstalled them all (some from the Microsoft store, some from the Chrome store) and it still works.


    I still use Vivaldi as my daily driver, though, as it has UI features I consider important, such as a true sidebar for bookmarks, downloads, etc., built-in tab stacks, and built-in mouse gestures.

  7. franktx

    Edge beta and Edge dev logos updated just fine, but.....in the process they corrupted my profiles and neither version will open now. What gives? Another sterling example of Microsoft being incompetent, but succeeding by sheer market power. Do I need to uninstall them and then reinstall, or just install over the existing installation. It would be a PITA to have to re-enter all my sites, usernames and passwords. Appreciate your comments.


    I used Chrome for several years as my browser because it was better than IE or Edge. When I first started using Edge dev a couple of months ago I loved it, speedy, but it had a dramatic impact on starting Google Chromium. A file, lsass.exe runs when you start Chromium (and Edge) but now takes nearly 3 minutes to process before getting to the browser window. Lsass.exe for Edge takes about 30 seconds. This is on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with 4gb RAM. What gives here? Is this intentional to drive folks away from Google Chromium to Edge dev or beta, or just another Microsoft screw-up?


    And as to Gates' comment that Windows Mobile should be THE digital phone OS, the worst four years of my telephone life were with a Nokia phone with Windows mobile.

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