Though Edge is the default browser in Windows 10, you can still use Internet Explorer 11. Here are some ways to customize IE in Windows 10 to make it work your way.
Yes, Internet Explorer is still alive and well in Windows 10 despite Microsoft’s efforts to push everyone toward Microsoft Edge as the default browser. Edge has its advantages, but IE isn’t down for the count just yet. As always, the key to using Internet Explorer is to tweak the browser so it works just the way you like it. Toward that end, you can opt to display or hide toolbars, turn on various privacy and security settings, control your add-ons, and pin websites to the desktop or taskbar. Let’s go through the different steps for customizing and using IE 11 in Windows 10.
First off, where the heck is Internet Explorer in Windows 10? Nope, you won’t find it on the Taskbar any longer since Edge has muscled its way into that spot. And you won’t see IE in the Start menu or Start screen, at least not unless and until you put it there. Here’s how to snag it. Click on the Start button and then scroll down to and open the Windows Accessories folder. Lo and behold, there be the shortcut for IE. If you want to put it in a more convenient spot, right-click on it and click on the command to Pin to Start. You can also hover over the More option and click on the command to Pin to Taskbar.
Okay, open IE from its shortcut wherever you placed it. The first time you launch it, you’re asked if you want to Use recommended security and compatibility settings or Don’t use recommended settings. The recommended settings enable SmartScreen, which tries to protect you by blocking potentially malicious websites, as well as other options. At this point, choose the recommended settings.