Windows 10: Only 2 Percent of Windows 10 Consumers Using Microsoft Edge Browser

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  1. Posts : 192
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       07 Sep 2015 #91

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Three issues for me against using EDGE

    1) I Don't like TABBED browsing on a desktop so it's much easier to use IE11 with "old fashioned menus" with proper sorting etc of bookmarks and separate instances (especially on a multi-monitor setup). It's a fiddle to get to a bookmarked (favourite) site in Edge.

    2) Doesn't support SKY GO unlike IE11. OK this needs Silverlight (for SKY GO) - so however horrible Silverlight is I'm stuck with it if I want to use SKY GO on a desktop.

    3) It's no better at stopping "page hi-jacks" etc than IE11 -- many people have posted experiences of sites being displayed and unable to close the page because of "malware" -- and Malware bytes doesn't fix a lot of this stuff before people start pontificating about how wonderful malware bytes is. !!

    I'm happy to use things like CHROME on a mobile phone or small tablet --but on a decent desktop with a nice multi-monitor setup I want a PROPER browser - not one designed for a mobile phone screen and touch.

    I wonder from the Forum stats where CHROME appears to be the most popular browser - if the stats were restricted to people using WINDOWS (any version) I'm sure the results would be considerably different. A lot of people access the site via a mobile device such as a phone or tablet.

    As far as the (Yawn --Yawn !!) Browser speeds are concerned - so much depends on your computer, your video card rendering, the network (ISP etc) and the efficiency of code as well as the load on the target sites so browsing speeds I've always considered as an irrelevance --in any case if you take say a few MINUTES to read a page what difference does a few MILLISECS make in loading it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    One thing. Chrome was designed as a desktop browser. The mobile version came later. It is the most popular desktop browser in most parts of the world now. Firefox has taken a massive nose dive in the last 18 months or so.

    Also, the number of people accessing a Windows 10 forum would certainly be mostly those actually using Windows. The number posting from a tablet or phone is most likely pretty small. I'm sure the stats do reflect only Windows users.
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  2. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
       07 Sep 2015 #92

    I used to use "Chrome" but being the most popular browser has serious negatives as well , i found it to be hijacked a lot more than other browsers , popularity means it's more of a target which is unfortunate .

    It's not a lightweight browser by any means , it is fast though . I have had the least issues with Opera but it's also not as popular as many others so page hijacker's etc...don't target it as much imo.
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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       07 Sep 2015 #93

    I have only just install windows 10 and Edge is far better than IE11
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  4. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
       07 Sep 2015 #94

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    I have only just install windows 10 and Edge is far better than IE11

    In what way ?
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #95

    Well I will continue to use Firefox as I have been always, people are free to choose
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  6. Posts : 9
    Win 10 Pro, build 1607
       07 Sep 2015 #96

    thefrecklepuny said: View Post
    Anyone tried Vivaldi yet?

    A New Web Browser for Our Friends – Vivaldi

    Tried it a while ago on my laptop. removed it as there was no way I could see at least to install an upgrade with out prior removal. Looks nice enough though....
    I have looked at Vivaldi, but eventually, it wants to install a Mail app in the sidebar just like traditional Opera.
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    Win 10 Pro, build 1607
       07 Sep 2015 #97

    I'd like to use Edge daily. I really would. Once they add full favorites editing support meaning a separate screen AND right-click support everywhere (with a switch to use the bookmarks in the user's Favorites folder), I'll be happy to switch.
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  8.    07 Sep 2015 #98

    sgtaylor5 said: View Post
    I'd like to use Edge daily. I really would. Once they add full favorites editing support meaning a separate screen AND right-click support everywhere (with a switch to use the bookmarks in the user's Favorites folder), I'll be happy to switch. I'm using HostsMan for my adblocking.
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    Win 10 Pro, build 1607
       07 Sep 2015 #99

    I deleted the content.
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  10.    07 Sep 2015 #100

    Not only does Edge have all the problems listed before, but it has another major stumbling block.

    When creating websites, so many developers use HTML, Javascript, PHP and JQuery;
    It seems, like it's predecessor (IE11 & IE10) Edge does not support JQuery routines, which is a huge, huge downside for this browser. While IE10 had some problems with JQuery, and were a little worse in IE11, Edge it appears seems to top both of them.

    At times I am amazed at how Microsoft can get it so wrong, do they not understand there is a world beyond their little walls.
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