How do I delete the Chromium Edge 'other favorites'?

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       #11

    That is a very cool browser! Thanks
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    Alicia J said:
    That is a very cool browser! Thanks
    There's a lot going on with browsers. Companies making them are trying lots of different things to keep users using their browsers and sometimes this includes making having more freedom over their browsing experience more difficult. There are lots of different browsers out there and some of them are more 'friendly' in terms of what they allow users to do and how easy it is to do those things.

    I personally think the whole browser war going on for domination over the browser market is getting a little ridiculous. Companies are now trapping their users by preventing them easily extracting their own data ie bookmarks, saved passwords and other stuff. Little tricks like this are really about manipulating people into giving up trying to take control over their browsing experience.

    To avoid this try and use a browser that is more open and free. Firefox is a very good example. You have access to all your stuff easily and theres no issue having difficulty changing things around. It's also the most well known and most understood and widely used browser for overall privacy, security and customization. Many browsers are based on Firefox which proves how great it is. That being said, to get the best out of any browser you have to learn to configure and customize it to enhance it even further. You won't get that with Edge because Microsoft have NEVER been a fan of having their products losing the main tenet of the philsophy of Microsoft has always had; control and restricted/borrowed access. This could be why you're facing issues. You won't have this issue with Firefox because everything can be configured and customized easily.

    Anyway, the best advice would be to shop around. Read some reviews, make your own choice, try some out but don't immediately just settle on one browser. The more you look around and read reviews and see what people have to say you'll learn that certain browsers go in certain directions and people are quite vocal on how this benefits people. For example Vivaldi has one of the worst ratings across the internet for overall performance and capability. In comparison, Edge performs way better in all aspects.

    Just some food for thought.
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    Alicia J said:
    That is a very cool browser! Thanks

    You're most welcome, I'm glad to hear you're pleased with it.

    I know what I like and haven't used any other browser since I learned to configure it to my liking. The endless configuration options can appear a bit intimidating at first but there are a number of members here that use Vivaldi, so you can easily get assistance with adjusting it to your liking.

    Have fun tweaking it to work just how you like. Cheers,

    Michael
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    W10 Tweaker said:
    You're most welcome, I'm glad to hear you're pleased with it.

    I know what I like and haven't used any other browser since I learned to configure it to my liking. The endless configuration options can appear a bit intimidating at first but there are a number of members here that use Vivaldi, so you can easily get assistance with adjusting it to your liking.

    Have fun tweaking it to work just how you like. Cheers,

    Michael
    That's all great and all but what about the performance benchmarks for VIvaldi? Among some of the worst on the browser market to date. In comparison Edge is a lot better and Microsoft web browsers have never been trend setters for all-out performance. Firefox is way better but Chrome despite it's real privacy concerns is at the top. Vivaldi though, right at the bottom. Care to elaborate? I'm just interested is all. I know on tech forums you tend to get the 'herd instinct' kicking into gear where people judge peoples opinions on their 'reputation' and/or their post count or whether people seem like they know what they are talking about. I always try to get past that and see things for how they are away from peer pressure and in and out groups.

    How about the really low performance of the browser?
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    I'm uncertain where you're getting your information but it has no correlation with my personal experience.

    I found Vivaldi with a search engine and tested it for a couple of months before deciding it did everything I wanted in a browser and more.

    The built-in privacy features are far superior to anything I've experienced with Firefox or Chrome, both of which were a constant PITA and constantly uninstalled my chosen extensions. Both of those browsers were also complete resource pigs that I used for years before happily trashing them. Vivaldi is light on resource, fast and has never imposed any restrictions on my choice of extensions or browsing habits. Add to those features, I have yet to see any browser that has even a small portion of the customization features.

    You're most welcome to have a different opinion. I chose Vivaldi without any influence from anyone and after what I consider to be a careful and in-depth evaluation.

    No magic, no herd behavior, just my preference. Don't even get me started on ms Edge, I don't have anything very positive to say about it.
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  6. Posts : 161
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    That's good. I was checking to see if you were being heavily influenced by some sort of social conformity contagion. Glad to see you seem impartial in your response. Sounds like you have a pretty positive relationship with your web browser which is very important.

    I would disagree on the privacy part. Many browsers out of the box are privacy nightmares, including Firefox. I know Vivaldi openly admit to collecting user data. I also don't know what sort of footprint you would have straight out of the box with Vivaldi and as a consequence of this what data can be gleaned from the browser. You might be surprised to learn that by default most browsers accept a lot of requests for information from websites and resources, some of them privacy nightmares and others potentially security problems ie RTC leaks etc.
    You can find how your browser fairs in a browser footprinting test through Panopticlick for example by EFF. Also browserleaks.com is another great resource for testing individual potential holes in your browser from which data can be extracted and therefore your privacy being threatened. Simple things like the minimum version for TLS can sometimes mean the difference between data potentially being encrypted but also vulnerable to exploitation and overriding the minimum version to disallow anything that cannot comply with the most recent version. Then you have encryption ciphers. Many browsers allow by default obsolete and long since compromised cipher suites for encryption. In terms of privacy how many browsers disallow offline cache and storage? This can and is used to store information which can then track you around the web when put there by websites who want to track you. It's worth noting this is data that persists after closing browser sessions and the program itself terminating.

    If you haven't spent a good half hour, maybe even several hours configuring and hardening your browser the chances are it offers minimal protection. There is a difference between what is advertised in nice glossy websites where the money is invested and what actually appears in quantifiable testing and the results that follow. I was shocked at just how open Firefox was out of the box and using about:config to achieve a level of privacy/security akin to good examples of hardened browsers like Tor you may have to configure as many as 100-200 entries! Not just that but you're also installing extensions like NoScript, uBlock, uMatrix, Ghostery, CanvasBlocker, HTTPS Everywhere etc.

    My information by the way is based on testing and technical reviews by reputable sources all over the internet. In many instances Vivaldi doesn't even appear as a preferable choice. And in terms of benchmarks it really does rate poorly compared to the best browsers on the market. That's why I was interested in what you had to say as someone who appears experienced with the browser in terms of aforementioned. Just saying it does the job doesn't really cut it. Windows cuts it but it's also the most restrictive, closed off and vulnerable OS on the planet and has been since the first Windows 95 release.
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       #17

    Yeah, I HATE how the new Edge does its Favorites. But I did some research and it comes from the Chromium engine. It's the same way that the Google Chrome browser handles its Favorites (Bookmarks). Either the Chromium engine doesn't provide any way to modify that structure, or Microsoft chose not to.

    I much prefer the way IE and legacy Edge structured favorites.

    I have lots of favorites, but only a handful of very frequently used ones I actually want on the bookmarks bar. And like the OP, I don't want that "Other favorites" folder taking up space on my bookmarks bar. And when I do want to access a favorite that's not on the bookmark bar I can just click the Star icon on the address bar. New Edge still has that Star icon but it now shows the same favorites as the bookmark bar, and if I want something else I have to scroll all the way down to find the Other favorites folder. I want the Star icon to directly display the Other favorites folder.

    The best solution I could come up with so far is to create another Other favorites folder inside the Favorites Bar and move all of my other favorites to it. That at least gets rid of the Other favorites folder ON the Favorites bar, but I still have to scroll all the down to find it from the Star icon.
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       #18

    They don't make it easy for you to personalize to your own liking, that's for sure.
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       #19

    This option does not work for me. I have no favorites at all in my Other Favorites folder but it will not disappear like everyone here states it will.How do I delete the Chromium Edge 'other favorites'?-2020-12-01_6-43-55.jpg
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    jrodgersiii said:
    This option does not work for me. I have no favorites at all in my Other Favorites folder but it will not disappear like everyone here states it will.How do I delete the Chromium Edge 'other favorites'?-2020-12-01_6-43-55.jpg
    This is an older post. They have changed the favorites management since then.
    So you are correct. This way doesn't work anymore. I haven't found a way now.

    peace
    wanna
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