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  1. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 599
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       09 Aug 2015 #61

    I share my annoyance with the all the sharp edges (no pun intended) and lack of features that folks are finding in Edge. The lack of ad blocking alone is rather annoying. But here's one that is really irritating, especially when perusing this or other forums.

    Let's say you are reading a message thread, and you get about 6 pages in. Like I just did with this one. Now let's say you want to go back 3 or 4 pages, or to the index page of the forum, or somewhere you were before that. So you click and hold the back button and wait for a reverse chronologically ordered list of sites visited in order to zoom back. And nothing happens - you have to click the back button once for every page back you want to go, wait for it to render, and click again, over and over. Really obnoxious and inconvenient.

    Edge seems more like a proof of concept or simple test bed for the new MS rendering engine. It should have been clearly portrayed as 'under development/not ready for prime time'. But MS trumpeted it as their awesome new browser. And so people are disappointed and a bit miffed. Bare bones is great, to a point.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 163
    Wds10 - OEM
       09 Aug 2015 #62

    sgage said: View Post
    I share my annoyance with the all the sharp edges (no pun intended) and lack of features that folks are finding in Edge. The lack of ad blocking alone is rather annoying. But here's one that is really irritating, especially when perusing this or other forums.
    Let's say you are reading a message thread, and you get about 6 pages in. Like I just did with this one. Now let's say you want to go back 3 or 4 pages, or to the index page of the forum, or somewhere you were before that. So you click and hold the back button and wait for a reverse chronologically ordered list of sites visited in order to zoom back. And nothing happens - you have to click the back button once for every page back you want to go, wait for it to render, and click again, over and over. Really obnoxious and inconvenient.

    Edge seems more like a proof of concept or simple test bed for the new MS rendering engine. It should have been clearly portrayed as 'under development/not ready for prime time'. But MS trumpeted it as their awesome new browser. And so people are disappointed and a bit miffed. Bare bones is great, to a point.
    Well said ..
    I have many more "obnoxiousness" and "naggings" .. from edge and wds10 ..
    Just gave up ... rolled back to w8.1 with chrome .. happy now ...
    See you later wds 10 ..maybe after SP1 ..???
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 163
    Wds10 - OEM
       09 Aug 2015 #63

    roban said: View Post
    It seems to me that MS is depending on users to help them in developing this browser by feedback and requested features. Why else would they release such a bare bones browser.
    OMG ... you think all of the genius at MS never use chrome browser ...??? can't learn anything from that ...???
    And have to wait for inputs after put out UNFINISHED ... !!
    Can they just make it as good as that ... Already ..
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       09 Aug 2015 #64

    If Microsoft's intent was to get people to move from Chrome or Firefox then they have totally missed the boat. Edge is the worst browser I have ever seen. No way to export your favorites to a file in order to back them up. Favorites are stored in a hidden system file. I have Norton Virus and Edge is incompatible with it. A lot of my web pages will not load in Edge. I do not know what they did with IE 11 but some pages that previously loaded in Windows 8.1 with IE11 now do not load in Windows 10. I have a Zino account where you can read digital magazines such as PC World. Under Windows 8.1 I could read them in IE11. With Windows 10 all I get is a white page when I try to view a magazine. Had to install Chrome to view them. Beginning to think I should have stayed with Windows 8.1.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 599
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       09 Aug 2015 #65

    StevenTodd said: View Post
    If Microsoft's intent was to get people to move from Chrome or Firefox then they have totally missed the boat. Edge is the worst browser I have ever seen. No way to export your favorites to a file in order to back them up. Favorites are stored in a hidden system file. I have Norton Virus and Edge is incompatible with it. A lot of my web pages will not load in Edge. I do not know what they did with IE 11 but some pages that previously loaded in Windows 8.1 with IE11 now do not load in Windows 10. I have a Zino account where you can read digital magazines such as PC World. Under Windows 8.1 I could read them in IE11. With Windows 10 all I get is a white page when I try to view a magazine. Had to install Chrome to view them. Beginning to think I should have stayed with Windows 8.1.
    Favorites are not stored in a hidden system file. They are stored in an incredibly obscure subdirectory

    C:\Users\(your name)\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\Fav orites

    There they are, right there!

    You do not have to use Edge, or any of the apps - I run strictly Desktop stuff, just a new version of Windows to me. I use Firefox - works perfectly. Thunderbird, ditto. Etc. It is possible to totally ignore the 'Modern Apps'.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 354
    Widows 10/Linux
       09 Aug 2015 #66

    Gary said: View Post
    I use Foxit Reader you can google and find a download if you want to try it. I have used it for years. See Below:

    https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/
    Nitro Reader is my favourite. https://www.gonitro.com/pdf-reader
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 64 bit
       09 Aug 2015 #67

    I still use IE because Chrome or Edge doe`s not support Silverlight and I need that to watch BT Sport.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 260
    Windows 10
       09 Aug 2015 #68

    treads said: View Post
    I'm trembling with excitement .
    Me too! I trembled so much that I'm back using IE. At this point, I can see no reason to use Edge. By now MS has heard about what we don't like about it. Let's see what happens.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 121
    Windows 10 1607
       11 Aug 2015 #69

    treads said: View Post
    the new tab page ?
    The feature of Edge that I found least believable is that you can't make new tabs open in a web page.

    I do like one thing about Edge, it makes better use of the 'title bar' space which IE11 cleverly left blank.
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  10.    11 Aug 2015 #70

    markweatherill said: View Post
    The feature of Edge that I found least believable is that you can't make new tabs open in a web page.
    If you 'wheel-click' a bookmark it will open in a new tab, it just won't switch to that tab immediately.
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