If you have Windows 10 installed on your computer, Microsoft's newest browser "Edge" comes preinstalled as the default browser. Even though Edge is a web browser, like Google Chrome and the latest Firefox release, it does not support NPAPI plug-ins needed to run applications like Topaz Elements. 

The Edge icon, a blue letter "e," is similar to the Internet Explorer icon, but they are separate applications. 

edge and IE icons

To open Internet Explorer, open the Windows menu in the lower left corner of your screen and begin typing "Internet Explorer." IE will pop up in a search menu. Simply click on it to open.

  • To add Internet Explorer to your taskbar, click on the IE icon that now appears in your taskbar since you just opened it, and select "Pin to taskbar."
  • If you would like to remove Edge from your taskbar, right click on the Edge icon and select "Unpin from taskbar."