The Microsoft Edge browser, built from the Chromium kernel, has brought new capabilities to users of the Canary development branch. You’ll find the option to preload pages to speed up browsing and searching under the Privacy and Services settings menu. When enabled, the Chromeum kernel-based Edge browser can find all links on the current site page and preload the next most likely page to visit (DNS prefetch).
In fact, on Google Chrome, “preload” is already enabled by default, and you can find this feature to speed up the browsing and search experience under the Settings – and Privacy settings.
If this setting is enabled, websites and any preloaded embedded content can set and read their cookies as if you had visited them before, even if you did not.
Although this feature has been enabled by other third-party browsers based on the Chromium kernel, the new version of Microsoft Edge is the first time this setting option has been introduced in the Canary development branch and enabled by default.
It’s important to note that Microsoft disables most Google services in its Edge browser. Typically, if a user has some privacy management or ad blocking extension installed, the setting is also disabled.
If you want to disable preloading after enabling and want to disable preload for privacy reasons, you can also modify the settings for Edge Canary by following the following methods:
(1) Launch a new version of the Microsoft Edge browser;
(2) Click on the ‘…’ icon and select ‘Settings’;
(3) Go to ‘Privacy and Services’ – ‘Services’;
(4) Switch ‘preloaded web pages to speed up browsing and searching’.
It is important to note that if your Edge browser has a control/management extension, please also temporarily disable or remove it before you do so.