Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a popular tool that allows you to download files faster and more efficiently. It also supports pausing and resuming downloads, scheduling downloads, and integrating with various browsers. In this article, we will show you how to set up IDM extension for Microsoft Edge, the default browser in Windows 10.
There are two versions of Microsoft Edge: the new one that is based on Chromium (the same engine that powers Google Chrome) and the old one that is based on EdgeHTML. Depending on which version you have, the steps to install IDM extension may vary.
This is the recommended version of Microsoft Edge that you should use. It has more features, better performance, and wider compatibility with websites and extensions. You can check if you have this version by looking at the logo: if it has a green wave, then it is Chromium-based; if it has a blue \"e\", then it is EdgeHTML-based.
To install IDM extension for Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, follow these steps:
Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots icon at the top right corner to open the menu.
Select \"Extensions\" from the menu.
Check if \"IDM Integration Module\" is already installed under \"Installed Extensions\". If it is, make sure it is enabled by clicking on the switch next to it.
If it is not installed, go to this link: microsoftedge.microsoft.com/addons/detail/idm-integration-module/llbjbkhnmlidjebalopleeepgdfgcpec and click on the \"Get\" button.
Confirm the installation by clicking on \"Add Extension\".
That's it! You should now see the IDM icon next to the address bar. You can click on it to access IDM options and settings.
For EdgeHTML-based Microsoft Edge
This is the old version of Microsoft Edge that was shipped with Windows 10. It has less features, lower performance, and limited compatibility with websites and extensions. Microsoft has discontinued support for this version in March 2021 and removed all third-party extensions from the Microsoft Store in August 2021. However, it is still possible to install extensions in developer mode.
To install IDM extension for EdgeHTML-based Microsoft Edge, follow these steps:
Download the IDM extension from this link: https://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/download/IDMEdge.zip and extract it into your Documents folder.
Open Microsoft Edge and type \"about:flags\" into the address bar.
Select the \"Enable extension developer features\" checkbox and restart Microsoft Edge.
Click on the three dots icon at the top right corner to open the menu and select \"Extensions\".
Click on the \"Load extension\" button and navigate to the extracted IDM extension folder. Click on \"Select folder\".
You should now see the IDM extension listed in Microsoft Edge's extension pane. However, note that developer extensions are automatically turned off on subsequent launches of Microsoft Edge. You will need to enable them again every time you want to use them.
In this article, we have shown you how to set up IDM extension for Microsoft Edge, both for Chromium-based and EdgeHTML-based versions. With IDM extension, you can enjoy faster and more convenient downloads from your browser. We hope you found this article helpful and informative. 06063cd7f5