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    So what do you think of the new Edge Browser (avail for all)


    Greetings,

    I've been playing with the new Edge. Available for all via download --

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge

    I have a low end Mini PC (Pentium) and any performance improvements with the browser will DEFINITELY be noticed. (Firefox takes 15 seconds to load 4 tabs I have ready for boot.)

    At first Edge seemed much faster. It appeared to show the same tabs ready and willing in like 8 seconds. But... if you then click on one of those tabs -- only then does it ACTUALLY lode the site... which takes a few seconds. So I feel it's almost the same speed despite appearances.

    I compared RAM usage to Firefox and it's identical.

    I wasn't impressed with the available extensions. The entire browser game is extensions at this point. But I feel it's a good start and I love that MS actually hired a graphic designer for the icon.

    But what are YOUR THOUGHTS?
    Last edited by The Pool Man; 16 Jan 2020 at 15:12.
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  2. Posts : 1,463
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    As for extensions they have some available from the MS Store and you can also use extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

    Jim
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  3. Posts : 5,894
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    Good idea, starting this thread. I look forward to seeing the replies. With that, I've not given it a try yet. The funny thing is I've got it on my insider's test machine, but I've yet to play that either.

    Anyway good idea. Let the thoughts flow
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  4. Posts : 17,838
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    Don't care for the Edge browser.

    Every fresh browser is fast until it's working cache becomes bloated.
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    Phone Man said:
    As for extensions they have some available from the MS Store and you can also use extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

    Jim
    It took a while to find out how to do that.

    1. On the Edge extensions page, scroll down and on bottom right toggle on ALLOW EXTENSIONS FROM OTHER STORES.

    2. Then, in a move that isn't the least bit intuitive until you've tried it -- surf to the Google Chrome Web Store, find your extension, click where it says 'Add to Chrome' and then MAGICALLY it will say, 'Add to Edge' lol

    I found UBlock with Adblocker from Chrome actually blocks ads where the Edge Adblocker let some slip thru
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  6. Posts : 29,578
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    Edwin said:
    Don't care for the Edge browser.
    Have you tried the new Chromium Edge? Or are you basing your opinion on the old Edge (if so, I completely agree with you).

    I've been running the Edge Dev preview on one of my machines for two month now. It is a total redesign, nothing like the old Edge at all. Seems to be as good as any other popular browser now.
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  7. Posts : 5,894
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    Does this currently replace the old Edge browser? I though I read it did.
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    Bree said:
    Have you tried the new Chromium Edge? Or are you basing your opinion on the old Edge (if so, I completely agree with you).

    I've been running the Edge Dev preview on one of my machines for two month now. It is a total redesign, nothing like the old Edge at all. Seems to be as good as any other popular browser now.
    Edge for Business. Can't sign in with a Google account. Too many issues still unresolved. Not my cup o tea.
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  9. Posts : 5,894
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    Edwin said:
    Edge for Business. Can't sign in with a Google account. Too many issues still unresolved. Not my cup o tea.
    Where's that link supposed to take you?
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  10. Posts : 2,068
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    I put it on my main Windows 10 desktop and let it import my bookmarks from Google Chrome.

    I don't use Edge or haven't up until this new version. So, how it performs doesn't really bother me.
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