Native support: Windows 10 Control Panel can uninstall the Edge PWA app directly

To enable the Progressive Web Application (PWA) installed in the Chromium Edge browser to deliver a more native experience on Windows 10, Microsoft decided to introduce more support in the Windows Shell in 19022 and above. Both Google Chrome and the new Microsoft Edge currently support PWA, enabling one-click downloadinstallations when users visit a specific website in a browser.

Native support: Windows 10 Control Panel can uninstall the Edge PWA app directly

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Previously, Chromium Edge has provided back button and Jumplist support for PWA, and Google Chrome has provided forward/back navigation support for Web Apps.

The problem is that the installed Edge Web App still runs as an instance of Microsoft Edge, and you don’t believe you can see it in the Process tab of Task Manager.

The good news is that users can uninstall Edge PWA through the Windows-owned dashboard, which is not yet available in Chrome (uninstalling Chrome Web Apps in The Control Panel).

Native support: Windows 10 Control Panel can uninstall the Edge PWA app directly

Microsoft says this makes it easier to uninstall Web Apps, and the name of the application can be displayed directly in Task Manager without having to jump to Microsoft Edge for viewing.

Microsoft employees also confirmed that the Edge Web app will also be the only future type of app that will be supported by badges and jump lists.

In a forum post discussing the Web App Identity Agent tag, Johnjansen noted that the latest version of Edge Canary will be able to implement PWA support on Windows 10 Build 19022 plus, which is more similar to that of a native Windows application.

According to the description, installed Web Apps can be built with more Windows application identities to achieve better integration with Windows Shell and without any special action when in use.

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