I do not know what you mean by "running in the background." If you have evidence of this, then it would be very helpful to let us know about it. However, having multiple browsers on your computer is normal now, and it is not harmful in any way. It would do no good to try to disable or remove Microsoft Edge because Microsoft has direct access to your computer and will just undo whatever you did.
The only reason Microsoft Edge has ever been opened on my computer is on those rare occasions when I find a site that really won't run properly on any other browser. My default is Firefox. Those who refuse to be standards compliant often write their sites for Chrome, so that is my next effort. Only when both Firefox and Chrome have failed do I open up Edge to check the functionality of the site. I have yet to find that I need it.
It would be nice if companies would hire real professionals to create their sites who can actually follow W3C standards, but they keep hiring overpriced amateurs who do not know what they are doing. It is a good thing to keep at least these three browsers on your system because of that. If you actually develop any sites yourself, make sure that you follow W3C guidelines and also check them in all three browsers and any others you can find.
Hi, has anyone completely disabled Windows Edge, it seems to be always running in the background? I don't want it and have been unable to disable or remove permanently. Who uses Edge anyways when you have decent browsers like Chrome or Firefox? Your input will be appreciated. Thanks!
--Submitted by Brian S.