What does everyone think of Edge?

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  1. cereal killer

    cereal killer Administrator Staff Member

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    I've heard a myriad of complaints and praises. For me, I really like it -- stable, fast, and smooth. I don't use any extensions so its been perfect.

    Curious what everyone thinks. Thanks!
     
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    I haven't tried it yet, but I am open-minded to the idea that Microsoft created something much better than what IE became! :)
     
  3. Redguard

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    It's okay... except it's a pain in the butt to organize my bookmarks into specific folders. Like... how did they miss that?
     
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    I was just working on my "favorites" bar; just right click on a favorite, choose "create new folder", and then drag and drop. Seems very simple

    I am looking forward to getting some better flexibility with ad blocking; when I use any hosts list hack, some of the websites I use no longer work.

    Overall, I am very happy with Edge
     
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    On a desktop, the more I use it, the less I like it. It's better than IE in some ways and not as good in others. Lack of some plugins and other options is probably me biggest complaint.
     
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    For me, same results as IE...

    Desktop: Chrome > Edge
    Tablet: Edge > Chrome

    Would I use Edge over IE? Yes, because it renders better.
     
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    It's like the fisher price of browsers. Big buttons and very little functionality. I'm not a heavy user so am fine using it, but I wouldn't even be able to viably watch a video stream on Edge if I hadn't edited the hosts file to stop popups and such.

    MS have a long way to go before it is anywhere close to being competitive. Not having a "search the web" on right click is just pathetic. Sure you can have an annoying Cortana tab open up on the side, but I want nothing to do with Cortana, so the browser becomes rather worthless as a result.
     
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    Hmm, how could you make Edge better in tablet mode.
    Give it a ribbon interface and make it disappear at the top but you can pull it down with a swipe. Dozens of features and favorites easily accessible... easy as 1, 2, 3. What have they been working on all this time???
     
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    I don't really care for it. IMO, it's not ready for Prime Time but could evolve into a decent browser.
     
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    True, I love that feature on Chrome.

    It's also harder work to grab image URL's on Edge, just as it always was with IE... very frustrating as I do that all the time.
     
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    In earlier versions I couldn't drag a tab off to make it a new window, but now that works. I still miss being able to drag a url off the address bar to make a quick shortcut on the desktop.
    My favorites take 10 seconds to load the first time I click on the button, and to organize hundreds of Favorites on that list is a nightmare. I have to copy/paste the path in Explorer to get to the actual folder where they're stored to organize them (and I don't know if it was that stupid iCloud or past Spartan builds that gave me multiple copies of many urls).
     
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    Scotty --

    Time will tell, but it's not there yet -- at least for me. It is probably a quirk in my system (Win10, 10240), but all I ever get is "This page is having a problem," then Edge closes. I'm sure it is a solvable problem, but I just haven't any interest in solving it. I use Firefox as my primary browser and IE as my default browser. The combination works for me.

    Regaards,
    Russ
     

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