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Old 01-17-20, 01:20 PM
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Anyone using the new Edge browser?

I follow the Firefox browser thread here so wonder if anyone is/will be trying the latest Edge browser? I downloaded it to give it a shot but for now, I have no intention of making it my default browser. I tend to "play" with browsers, and operating systems for that matter, as sort of a hobby. Yes, I need to get a life! Just curious of others thoughts on it and their opinions of security and ease of use, etc.
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Re: Anyone using the new Edge browser?

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I follow the Firefox browser thread here so wonder if anyone is/will be trying the latest Edge browser? I downloaded it to give it a shot but for now, I have no intention of making it my default browser. I tend to "play" with browsers, and operating systems for that matter, as sort of a hobby. Yes, I need to get a life! Just curious of others thoughts on it and their opinions of security and ease of use, etc.
Been using it for a couple of days. For me itís basically a slightly faster, reskinned version of Chrome. Even the new device sign in emails from Google and Apple ID it as Chrome 79. I donít like the new print settings and options. Old Edge was better in that regard.
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Re: Anyone using the new Edge browser?

I mostly use Edge in iOS to get my daily microsoft points, but also as a backup if someone won’t load in safari or chrome.
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Re: Anyone using the new Edge browser?

Sometimes I can't help but use it, since Windows 10 constantly "forgets" that I don't want it to be my default browser and PDF viewer.

As a browser, it isn't much better or worse than the other major Windows options. As a PDF viewer, it thoroughly blows.
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Re: Anyone using the new Edge browser?

Nope. Still really terrible in comparison to FireFox.
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Re: Anyone using the new Edge browser?

I keep forgetting Edge is the (only?) browser you can view Netflix in 1080p. So, for me, I just use it for Netflix and Microsoft Rewards.
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Re: Anyone using the new Edge browser?

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Nope. Still really terrible in comparison to FireFox.
Actually for me, and I alternate between Edge and FF, it seems "snappier" than FF. Of course, I've loaded FF down with extensions and played with the about:config settings posted in other threads. With Edge I only added LastPass and uBlock Origin. I guess that may impact the browsers!
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Re: Anyone using the new Edge browser?

Well, I was enthusiastic about Edge but now it seems to often be "not responding" and I've even had to kill the process on a couple of occasions. I've only added uBlock Origin and Bitwarden (comparing to LastPass) as plugins. I did just turn off hardware acceleration for comparison.
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Re: Anyone using the new Edge browser?

Yes, I am using the new Microsoft Edge with new Chrome along with "BING" as search engine. Nothing better and very straight forward. Nothing better IMO.


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