by Eric Wyatt
(last updated August 9, 2021)
QR codes have been around for a long time. They originated in Japan in 1994 from a company named Denso Wave. This matrix barcode was designed as a way for the car company to quickly obtain information about the item the QR code was on. With their ability to hold up to 4,000 characters, QR codes quickly became a fast way to present content to a user.
Over time, QR codes made it possible for your device, often a cell phone, to do specific actions, such as transfer bitcoin, call someone, open a website, and more. Opening web pages is often the most-used purpose for QR codes.
While QR codes have become more common and hated by some, the one thing that has been tricky for some people is how to create a QR code. Microsoft's Edge Chromium has made this a bit easier by allowing you to make and save a QR code as a PNG file that, when scanned, enables people to go to the web page you specify. To create a QR code, follow these steps:
The QR Code generated by Edge Chromium, when printed or displayed wherever you like, allows for quick scan access to the website you specified.
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