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windows-edge v1.0.1

Launch a new Microsoft Edge tab on Windows


Launch a new Microsoft Edge tab on Windows


This module is installed via npm:

$ npm install windows-edge


const edge = require('windows-edge');

edge({ uri: '' }, (err, ps) => {
  if (err) throw err;
  ps.on('error', console.error);
  ps.on('exit', (code) => {
    // Browser exited
  setTimeout(() => {
  }, 2000);

Microsoft Edge needs to be installed on your system as well.


edge(opts, cb)


  • uri: The uri to open up in a new tab in Microsoft Edge.
  • poll: Whether to poll the Microsoft Edge process for external termination. (eg. user closing browser, crash, or process kill). Defaults to true.
  • pollInterval: The interval in ms to poll for Microsoft Edge exit. Defaults to 2000. NB: Polling too often can cause Windows Quota violations.


Kill the Microsoft Edge browser. This will kill the entire app. Not just the tab you've spawned.


It's not possible to launch multiple instances of Microsoft Edge. So, launching a new URL will simply open a new tab in Microsoft Edge. It's not easy to close the tab that's opened either. Calling ps.kill() totrue` will close down the whole browser. If you have other tabs that you were using, this might be annoying. You have been warned.

This module also polls for the external termination (eg. user closing browser or external process killing the browser through edge.kill()). This poll happens every 2 seconds or so to avoid being rate limited by the operating system.


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