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  1.    22 Jan 2016 #1
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    Made by you - Microsoft Edge feedback in Windows 10


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  2.    23 Jan 2016 #2
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    After reading it in the Insider Hub(for non insiders turn it on in Settings app>>Apps & Features>>Manage Optional Features>>Add A Feature), I came away with the feeling, that for Edge, they purposefully started with a "browser skeleton" and are then only putting in features that the majority of Microsoft browser users want, and not any excess junk. Said instead of copying an existing browser(you want it install it) they are creating one for the average and advanced user.

    As much as I love Internet Explorer, to truly set it up to be safe, it is a complicated task(managing per site privacy, security zones, pop-up blocker setting exceptions, and protection settings). And IE had a lot of features, that I and probably the majority of users don't use, which can cause crashes & freezes.

    Long post- short: Edge is being designed to Search & Consume(not Seek & Destroy), which is basically what most users only want to do
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  3.    23 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    After reading it in the Insider Hub(for non insiders turn it on in Settings app>>Apps & Features>>Manage Optional Features>>Add A Feature), I came away with the feeling, that for Edge, they purposefully started with a "browser skeleton" and are then only putting in features that the majority of Microsoft browser users want, and not any excess junk. Said instead of copying an existing browser(you want it install it) they are creating one for the average and advanced user.

    As much as I love Internet Explorer, to truly set it up to be safe, it is a complicated task(managing per site privacy, security zones, pop-up blocker setting exceptions, and protection settings). And IE had a lot of features, that I and probably the majority of users don't use, which can cause crashes & freezes.

    Long post- short: Edge is being designed to Search & Consume(not Seek & Destroy), which is basically what most users only want to do
    I can understand what MS is trying to do. For me I doubt it's going to change my mind about my default browser. Just because it's what the majority wants doesn't mean it's what I want. I'd rather have the ability to customize it the way I want with add-ons.
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  4.    23 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    I can understand what MS is trying to do. For me I doubt it's going to change my mind about my default browser. Just because it's what the majority wants doesn't mean it's what I want. I'd rather have the ability to customize it the way I want with add-ons.
    I never really had a "default browser" Just a core group of four that I use
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I never really had a "default browser" Just a core group of four that I use
    I thought you had to set a 'default' .. maybe I'm mistaken or maybe if you choose none as default it asks every time you want to open anything web based ?
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  6.    23 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by zooburner View Post
    I thought you had to set a 'default' .. maybe I'm mistaken or maybe if you choose none as default it asks every time you want to open anything web based ?
    The "System" has a default, but "I" don't I use the browser I need to use at the moment.
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  7.    23 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I never really had a "default browser" Just a core group of four that I use
    When it comes to browsers It's darn near impossible to get me to change. I'd still be using Netscape if it wasn't discontinued.
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  8.    24 Jan 2016 #8

    Edge used to allow us to give feedback without having to open a Microsoft account. Now, you can't give feedback unless you have a Microsoft account. Bad move on their part, IMO.
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  9.    24 Jan 2016 #9
    Join Date : Dec 2013
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    It seems it can all be summed up with "folk don't like change - keep feeding 'em the same old stuff, and they'll be happy!"

    Now, if MS learned that lesson from their user base, there'd be a MS "Skins" division, from where users would have the pleasure of buying their favourite Windows UI front end shell - a Windows 7 lookalike for most, XP-ish for some, etc., to disguise their latest unnumbered Windows update build release and any other MS desktop software products with unwanted modern features.

    Of course, retro-style fashion does not suit everyone. More esoteric modifications - in-house company branding, advertising-sponsored Windows UIs to allow cheaper hardware sales, exotic variants, unofficial or approved copies of other OS interfaces, living or dead, could be made by developers with access to the Windows "Skins" API. It could open up a whole new avenue of computer-based fun and industry.
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  10.    24 Jan 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    It seems it can all be summed up with "folk don't like change - keep feeding 'em the same old stuff, and they'll be happy!"

    Now, if MS learned that lesson from their user base, there'd be a MS "Skins" division, from where users would have the pleasure of buying their favourite Windows UI front end shell - a Windows 7 lookalike for most, XP-ish for some, etc., to disguise their latest unnumbered Windows update build release and any other MS desktop software products with unwanted modern features.

    Of course, retro-style fashion does not suit everyone. More esoteric modifications - in-house company branding, advertising-sponsored Windows UIs to allow cheaper hardware sales, exotic variants, unofficial or approved copies of other OS interfaces, living or dead, could be made by developers with access to the Windows "Skins" API. It could open up a whole new avenue of computer-based fun and industry.
    Ahhhhhh! You're speaking my language now
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