Microsoft Edge Stable installer that leaked some days back is now working and to our surprise, when installed, it replaces Classic Edge and removes the shortcuts from the taskbar, desktop and makes other workarounds to open UWP Edge unsuccessful.
After moving to Chromium, a question raised what will happen to Legacy Edge when Microsoft ships Chromium-based Edge? Well, it’s now clear. UWP Edge will be hidden from being discovered by users.
Microsoft took the steps needed for this Windows 10 insider build already where searching for Edge from start menu displayed results for Chromium Edge and this holds true in latest May 2019 Update also.
If you now install the latest Edge Stable based on Chromium 77 from here, Old Edge on the taskbar will be unpinned and it will be replaced by new Edge. We’ve noticed this happened to us. So you shouldn’t be trying new Edge stable build unless you’re sure it will kill Microsoft Edge that comes with Windows 10.
You can try Edge Beta though which is also on the same version as that of Stable, that is 126.96.36.199.
The search for Edge in the start menu or running these shortcuts –“microsoft-edge:”
%windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe — no longer launch Classic Edge as we noticed.