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  1.    21 Jul 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysalis View Post
    edge seems massively dumbed down, very bare options configuration compared to IE11.
    "dumbed down" would imply that MS was deliberately making Edge worse. That is simply not the case. IE is in it's 11th incarnation with over 20 years of development effort. Edge is in its first version, with only a year of development. No software can spring forth from it's creator with 20 years of equivalent maturity in the first version.

    Many of the features you are asking about are set in the same way they are in IE, in "Internet Settings". This is a control panel app that many browsers use, including IE, Chrome, and Edge. Just because you don't see the options in the Edge UI doesn't mean anything.

    As for Security zones, they are unnecessary in Edge, because Edge naturally follows CORS and other newer standards for security zoning (see Same-origin policy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for an example). You'll note that Chrome and FF don't have security zones either.

    Edge is lean and fast. Check out Edge's memory usage compared to IE, Chrome or FF. It's less than half in most cases, and sometimes as much as 1/10th in others.. Especially in multi-tab situations.

    IE is "fast", but not as fast as Edge, and nowhere near as fast in things like JavaScript execution where Edge is twice as fast as even Chrome.
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  2.    21 Jul 2015 #12
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    I think that Edge has a ways to go, undoubtedly due to its immaturity.

    Yes, it is faster and seems to use less memory, but it has some, to me, glaring issues - difficulty changing search engines, no capability to block ads, can only add favorites/bookmarks via another browser, etc.

    All that said, it does appear to be the "browser of the future" for Windows. Whether people will go to it instead of IE/FF/Chrome remains to be seen. I understand why it is the default browser in 10, they want to get folks to use it and get telemetry on how it is working so they can fix it. At the same time, with the shape it is in right now, it may be a turn-off for people who are used to FF or Chrome, or even IE.

    Like favorite AV software, this is not something that will ever be resolved.
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  3.    21 Jul 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    The issue with IE is that some sites I use don't work with it. They only can use either FF or Chrome. So from that point of view IE is still way behind. I hope that Edge will be an equal to FF/Chrome. IE is on the way out.
    As shown here in this example:
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    Drop down works OK

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    But doesn't in IE11. There's no way you can move the mouse over the Styles Schemes sub menu without it disappearing.
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  4.    21 Jul 2015 #14
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    just opened in ie, looks fine to me

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  5.    21 Jul 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
    I think that Edge has a ways to go, undoubtedly due to its immaturity.

    Yes, it is faster and seems to use less memory, but it has some, to me, glaring issues - difficulty changing search engines, no capability to block ads, can only add favorites/bookmarks via another browser, etc.
    Actually, it's much EASIER to add search engines. In fact, in the old days, you had to wait for Microsoft to add a link to add a search engine, now any search engine can add themselves *INSTANTLY*, just by adding the right headers to their website. That's what opensearch is all about. Google recently added their headers so it became available in Edge, for instance, without any input from Microsoft.

    I'm not sure what you mean about bookmarks. I can add any site I want to the bookmarks. Just click the Star at the top. No browser that i'm aware of ships with any built-in ad blocking.. Extensions will be coming very soon, probably in the first post-RTM update.
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  6.    21 Jul 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    just opened in ie, looks fine to me

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    I get the same thing as WightWalker, at least in the IE11 in 10240. What's worse, the menu doesn't open at all most of the time.

    It is, however, possible to get to the other menu, you just have to flick the mouse really fast.
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  7.    21 Jul 2015 #17
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    I should have also mentioned that IE11 does the same in Windows 7 Pro 64bit
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  8.    24 Jul 2015 #18
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    My 0.02c:
    - Edge is lightning fast, clean and responsive (I LOVE THIS)
    - BUT, yes as it's early in it's life, it still lacks some fairly core things like extensions/add-ons and is also still VERY buggy. It crashes on me completely fairly regularly. But I still like to try to go back to using it, because I can see the potential.

    But it needs a lot of work to permanently get me to change. I have to go back to Chrome at the moment just for reliability.
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  9.    24 Jul 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysalis View Post
    edge seems massively dumbed down, very bare options configuration compared to IE11.
    I'm one of the (probably) very few folks on this forum that would agree with you! I'm not a fan of the "metro" interface, so it will come as no surprise when I say my view of Edge is MS pushing their new "metro" version of IE on us.

    If it was a "full" version of IE, simple redesigned to use the "metro" look and feel, then I would probably like it more -- but, as you have pointed out, it's not a full version.

    So, it's disappointing that the default Browser for Win10 is less capable than IE.
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  10.    24 Jul 2015 #20
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    close edge down, reboot your pc, open edge..
    Where are you?

    the same webpage you where when you left
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