Silverlight in Edge Browser

I found out this evening (or likely knew before but had forgotten) that Edge browser does not and will not support the Silverlight plugin from Microsoft. So if you had any awesome .net code you could run inside a browser, you’ll need to fire up an old version of Internet Explorer, or possibly run Firefox (last I heard, it still supports it, but Chrome does not now either). Weird times.

You can check your version of Silverlight by going to http://silverlightversion.com and download the latest Silverlight at http://silverlightdownload.com … but don’t bother doing either of these if you’re using Edge browser!

Undelete popular tabs in IE9

Using IE9, I like the “popular sites” list of links that shows up when a new tab is opened. Of course google is one of the first ones.. except I accidently removed it a while back, and now can’t figure out how to “un-remove” it.

Some searching online found out there is no real way to do this (wooooops!) but deleteing the keys in the registry seems to fix it: wipe anything under this path-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing\NewTabPage\Exclude

 

bam, worked for me.