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  1.    05 Jun 2016 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Sky GO still doesn't work on it and I also optionally like the idea of a menu bar.
    Nor will it ever work, just like it doesn't work in Chrome or FF. Sky GO requires Silverlight, which is a dead end framework. It is only supported in ActiveX which is also a dead end framework.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Edge won't be my regular one until it at least can support SKY GO.
    Unless Sky gets off their butt and figures out a solution that works without ActiveX, that will never change. This is not Microsoft or Edge's fault, it's Sky's. If the BBC, Netflix, Hulu and others can come up with solutions that work without ActiveX, then Sky certainly can.
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  2.    05 Jun 2016 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by orlbuckeye View Post
    I think you will see those numbers go up for edge as it gets improved.
    It needs a lot of work IMHO.
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  3.    05 Jun 2016 #23
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    Wds10 - OEM

    No surprise here ..
    Just wonder ... How come MS makes so good WDS OS but browser so badly .. "That's so politely put .."
    I think they should give up on making browsers period ...!!
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  4.    06 Jun 2016 #24
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    I prefer not to run browsers full-screen (24" 16:9 monitor). I like to have about 1.5 inches of the Desktop showing either side of the browser window. If Edge's width is set to this, then closed and opened again, it will likely open full-screen and not with the window width chosen. The answer to this seems to be to reduce the height a fraction and then the window width will be remembered.

    Having twigged that, the window position isn't remembered. If it is set it to the middle of the screen and then Edge is closed, the next time it is opened, the window position will have shifted to the right a bit. Close/open Edge again and it has gone a bit further to the right. When the window reaches the end of the screen, it goes to the left and then makes its way to the right in small steps each time it is closed and opened.

    DeskSoft's Window Manager overcomes the window position niggle but then I found Edge wouldn't offer to remember a password to a site I visit regularly. I normally use LastPass for passwords but this doesn't work with Edge yet.

    All in all, just little things that make me prefer an alternative browser at present.
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  5.    06 Jun 2016 #25

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    The only functionality that Edge lacks compared to IE is ActiveX support, which no other browser supports either. ActiveX is dead, and will not be returning. Edge is superior to IE in virtually every other way. It's faster, uses less memory, is far more standards compliant, and just does a lot more.

    Now, compared to other browsers, like Chrome, the extension market is far more mature, but now that extensions are available for Edge in preview, I'm sure most of the popular extensions will be ported (especially since they're basically the same as Chrome extensions).
    Hi there.

    That might be true of course but if an application you use a lot doesn't work on it (not Ms's fault though) then even if it's the best browser in the entire Galaxy you still aren't going to use it. !!! -- My app that I must have is SKY GO not SKY NOGO !!! -- Now it's probably SKY TV's fault that edge doesn't work - and SKY TV is notoriously slow at this type of stuff --it's only just realized that Windows 10 exists. !!!! but as a user it's important to me and a showstopper for edge in my case.

    Another problem with Edge compared to FF or IE is Windowing is an entire mess - especially if you use multi-monitors and move windows around on to different monitors. Edge Window sizes aren't remembered from session to session and it's a DOG.

    Rather strange - as I thought the OS was called WINDOWS - I'd at least expect Windows to be perfect !!!!!!.

    Edge was released much too early -- as far as ACTIVE-X is concerned I doubt whether anybody really mourns its demise or even notices its gone.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6.    06 Jun 2016 #26
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    you can use whatever browser you like - and as many as you like, any time you like..
    you could use whatever browser you want for Sky whatsit, and Edge for everything else..(?)

    PS. didn't use it much at first, meself..
    BUT, it has vastly improved of late, and integrates with Win10 and Cortana as never before..

    Nowadays, it's first choice..
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  7.    06 Jun 2016 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    That might be true of course but if an application you use a lot doesn't work on it (not Ms's fault though) then even if it's the best browser in the entire Galaxy you still aren't going to use it. !!! -- My app that I must have is SKY GO not SKY NOGO !!! -- Now it's probably SKY TV's fault that edge doesn't work - and SKY TV is notoriously slow at this type of stuff --it's only just realized that Windows 10 exists. !!!! but as a user it's important to me and a showstopper for edge in my case.
    Apparently there is an app called Sky Go Extra that allows you to download content to your computer to view. Not sure if it also requires Silverlight, but there is no mention of it.

    Sky Help: Download programmes to your computer with Sky Go Extra
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  8.    06 Jun 2016 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Apparently there is an app called Sky Go Extra that allows you to download content to your computer to view. Not sure if it also requires Silverlight, but there is no mention of it.

    Sky Help: Download programmes to your computer with Sky Go Extra
    Sky Go Extra is instead of being restricted to only two units it allows up to five, and of course costs extra.
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  9.    06 Jun 2016 #29
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    Waiting on the applications


    Quote Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
    you can use whatever browser you like - and as many as you like, any time you like..
    you could use whatever browser you want for Sky whatsit, and Edge for everything else..(?)

    PS. didn't use it much at first, meself..
    BUT, it has vastly improved of late, and integrates with Win10 and Cortana as never before..

    Nowadays, it's first choice..
    Unfortunately, like many others I'm also in this boat. As others have mentioned, I have an application that is unfortunately way behind the times technology wise. Because of my arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome I have to use Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. While they claim to support multiple browsers, in reality their plug-in only supports Internet Explorer. Until Microsoft Edge supports extensions I can't really use it. Even then Nuance will have to write the extension, and if it's anything like the chrome extension it won't be worth using.

    I wish Microsoft would put as much effort into their real voice recognition software as they do Cortana.They are still running the same basic code that they ran in Vista. So other than the third-party choice, there is no other software that offers voice recognition. I pleaded with Microsoft during the beta of Windows 10, but never heard anything. In fact, one of the recent preview builds actually broke Dragon. I believe it is fixed now.

    The point here being there are many of us who would love to use the new technologies on Windows 10, but until the applications that we use support the new environment we simply can't.
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  10.    07 Jun 2016 #30
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    I am completely happy with MS Edge. It meets most of my browsing requirements. IE 11 is the alternative when required.


    I do not see where it is slow as some on this thread seem to believe. It is far more standards compliant than some of the browsers mentioned in this thread as well.

    I am looking forward to "extension support" but I am a bit concerned that even when we get it, it may not support the reasons why I need to run extensions.

    The current issues I have with Edge are:

    (1) The difficulty to get it to "size properly" when switching between monitors in an environment where more than one monitor is active at any one time ( Maybe it is because I do not know how to do it of course), but everything I have tried still does not do it properly.
    (2) The ads! They drive me crazy! -- Really want to be able to block ads ...
    (3) The Win 10 problem that arises when one loses access to MS Edge.


    I do not understand why a claim is made that one cannot import Favourites in to Edge? It is available from IE at least. BUT....

    I decided that importing favourites is actually a bad idea. One should use the opportunity to do a bit of housekeeping and re-create your favourites from scratch.
    Last edited by Geoff Daniell; 08 Jun 2016 at 02:19. Reason: cosmetic
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