Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a powerful tool that boosts your download speed. While it’s well-known for Chrome and Firefox, you can also integrate it with Microsoft Edge for an enhanced downloading experience. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process.
Step 1: Download IDM to your Computer Start by downloading and installing IDM from the official website (https://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/). Be sure to choose the right version for your operating system.
Step 2: Add IDM to Microsoft Edge
- Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots at the top right corner to open the menu.
- Select “Extensions” from the menu.
- Scroll down and click on “Get extensions from the Microsoft Store.”
- Type “Internet Download Manager” in the search bar.
- Find the IDM extension and click “Get” to install it.
- Click “Add extension” to integrate it with Microsoft Edge. You’ll get a notification when it’s done.
- Restart Microsoft Edge to activate the IDM extension.
Note: If the extension is inactive, go to the three-dot menu, select “Extensions,” locate IDM, and toggle it on. If you can’t find it, update either IDM or Microsoft Edge.
Customize IDM Settings (Optional):
- Open IDM and click on the Options button in the top toolbar.
- Here, you can tweak settings like download location, supported file types, and connection speed.
- Adjust IDM’s integration with specific browsers under “Capture downloads from the following browsers.”
Using IDM to Download Files:
When you visit a webpage with downloadable files, a Download panel will appear at the top right corner. To start a download with IDM, click the Download button in the panel. Alternatively, right-click on a link or file, and choose “Download with IDM” from the menu.
Adding IDM to Microsoft Edge can significantly enhance your downloading speed and efficiency. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to enjoy a seamless downloading experience with IDM on Microsoft Edge. Don’t forget to customize IDM settings to suit your preferences and requirements!