Made by you - Microsoft Edge feedback in Windows 10

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    Made by you - Microsoft Edge feedback in Windows 10

    Made by you - Microsoft Edge feedback in Windows 10


    Posted: 22 Jan 2016



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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    22 Jan 2016


  1. Posts : 26,392
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       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 7,128
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       #2

    Cliff S said:
    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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       #3

    Winuser said:
    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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       #4

    Cliff S said:
    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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       #5

    zooburner said:
    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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  6. Posts : 7,128
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       #6

    Cliff S said:
    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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       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 1,983
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       #8

    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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       #9

    Fafhrd said:
    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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