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10-19-2015 04:20 AM
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  1. Rohan Vg's Avatar
    I have used edge for over a week now. I liked it initially but now its getting quite annoying. Here's why:

    1. No option to choose download location for files.
    2. Can't save images directly from the browser by dragging them to a folder. Can't open images in new tab.
    3. No full screen option.
    4. No option to stop flash videos(ads) from automatically starting. (chrome has an option which lets you choose when to run plugin content)
    5. Considerable lag while scrolling a newly opened webpage.
    6. Can't highlight a word and trigger a search.
      • If Cortana is enabled, you have to highlight text > Ask Cortana > Scroll down > Search with Bing
        (Its annoying.... It also ignores your default search engine option)
      • If you have disabled location/cortana, this option disappears completely. In this case you have to copy the text > Open a new tab > Paste the text > Hit enter (Highly unintuitive)

    7. No "Save Link As" option
    8. After opening a new tab you have to manually click in the search box most of the times. (It should happen automatically. Probably a bug)
    9. No option to print selected/highlighted content
    10. You can't reload/refresh a webpage if you are in Reading View
    11. Inconsistent behaviour when you click in the address bar to copy/modify a portion of the url.


    I know its still too early to complain about it but hope it gets fixed soon.
    What's your experience so far?
    08-02-2015 05:09 AM
  2. huungryshark's Avatar
    WoW can't highlight a word and trigger a search?
    08-02-2015 05:33 AM
  3. usman567's Avatar
    Simple use internet explorer !
    08-02-2015 05:36 AM
  4. adesonic's Avatar
    Must say I too am disappointed with edge, too slow and laggy for me to use particularly with ad intensive sites, I have pinned IE to start and will continue using that until Edge is sorted out
    Lord Method Man likes this.
    08-02-2015 08:47 AM
  5. badMojo69's Avatar
    Edge mostly sucks. Its like the browser that ate too much. The windows 8 browser was much better.
    08-02-2015 09:21 AM
  6. txkimmers's Avatar
    I am not finding it slow at all, but until I learned about the Hosts file trick from Jazmac, it was heating up my machine like crazy if I had more than two tabs open. That's totally fixed, but I do find it has some really annoying oddities that I am sure will get fixed. Like Favorites---there is literally no way to manage them unless you manually edit them in their save location--there's no way to even access them except that way. When you pull up a saved Favorite, the star icon doesn't indicate that you have saved it as a favorite.
    Sometimes searches fail, like really fail--the browser doesn't even pull up results and I have to open a new tab and re-perform the search.
    I know that all of these things and more are going to get fixed, but it's pretty frustrating right now. I will keep using Edge, the stuff that I like about it, I really really like. But the fixes can't come fast enough.
    08-02-2015 09:35 AM
  7. Live2Deliver's Avatar
    +1 for edge sucks. No intranets settings, and missing tons of stuff (and this matters) that IE have. Seems like the replacement isn't any up to standard even with the whole insider period.
    08-02-2015 09:41 AM
  8. txkimmers's Avatar
    I am not finding it slow at all, but until I learned about the Hosts file trick from Jazmac, it was heating up my machine like crazy if I had more than two tabs open. That's totally fixed, but I do find it has some really annoying oddities that I am sure will get fixed. Like Favorites---there is literally no way to manage them unless you manually edit them in their save location--there's no way to even access them except that way. When you pull up a saved Favorite, the star icon doesn't indicate that you have saved it as a favorite.
    Sometimes searches fail, like really fail--the browser doesn't even pull up results and I have to open a new tab and re-perform the search.
    I know that all of these things and more are going to get fixed, but it's pretty frustrating right now. I will keep using Edge, the stuff that I like about it, I really really like. But the fixes can't come fast enough.
    Wow, I just found the Favorites manager. Yeesh. I saved the location in file explorer to my start menu, will keep using that. It's actually much easier to use to edit Faves. I think that Hub icon is not so great. It needs to look less like Reading List and more like a real hub. Except a wheel hub is too similar to the Share icon, and a technology hub doesn't look like a thing you can easily turn into an icon.
    Last edited by txkimmers; 08-02-2015 at 10:44 AM.
    08-02-2015 10:04 AM
  9. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Performance is much better if you modify your hosts file as mentioned two posts above (there's a thread on this forum with instructions). As for the missing features you listed, hopefully some are coming. The OS is 3 days old.
    txkimmers likes this.
    08-02-2015 10:05 AM
  10. Protocol Rahul's Avatar
    From the consumer point of view, I don't care whether it is 3 days old or 3 years, microsft hyped it so much, that it should not fall flat. I design some websites using wix.com, ie did very poorly, Spartan improved upon it, but not by much, perform still sucks, still have to use Firefox to get the work done.
    Also, while launching it shows the splash screen for microseconds, but annoying. Opening multiple pages some times induce some lag, ie did better.

    still expect more from updates though.
    theefman likes this.
    08-02-2015 10:27 AM
  11. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    From the consumer point of view, I don't care whether it is 3 days old or 3 years, microsft hyped it so much, that it should not fall flat. I design some websites using wix.com, ie did very poorly, Spartan improved upon it, but not by much, perform still sucks, still have to use Firefox to get the work done.
    Also, while launching it shows the splash screen for microseconds, but annoying. Opening multiple pages some times induce some lag, ie did better.

    still expect more from updates though.
    Not having every feature under the Sun and blowing everyone else's socks off performance wise on day one isn't "falling flat".
    08-02-2015 10:48 AM
  12. Protocol Rahul's Avatar
    Not having every feature under the Sun and blowing everyone else's socks off performance wise on day one isn't "falling flat".
    Yes, I know. I didn't say it has fallen flat, just that it shouldn't in any way.
    08-02-2015 11:43 AM
  13. OwenDL's Avatar
    I'm not going to go as far and say it sucks, but it is missing some very important things and I'm afraid that by releasing it with Windows 10 in a mediocre state, a lot of people may be driven from it.
    It REALLY needs built in ad-blocking, or at least extensions. This is probably one of the biggest issues.
    Then it seems to have some select issues on certain websites. I find myself not being able to use certain features on some forums, eventually to the point where I had to DL chrome. Won't be using it regularly though.

    But come on, let's stop complaining here and use the Feedback app. The best way to get Edge to improve is let them know what's wrong, and give them some time.
    08-02-2015 11:46 AM
  14. txkimmers's Avatar
    I'm not going to go as far and say it sucks, but it is missing some very important things and I'm afraid that by releasing it with Windows 10 in a mediocre state, a lot of people may be driven from it.
    It REALLY needs built in ad-blocking, or at least extensions. This is probably one of the biggest issues.
    Then it seems to have some select issues on certain websites. I find myself not being able to use certain features on some forums, eventually to the point where I had to DL chrome. Won't be using it regularly though.

    But come on, let's stop complaining here and use the Feedback app. The best way to get Edge to improve is let them know what's wrong, and give them some time.
    Agree-- I made sure to leave some feedback and I really appreciate being able to do so in such an easy way.
    08-02-2015 11:57 AM
  15. HerronScott's Avatar
    Missing the Save as option and not being able to load a saved folder of websites as a tab group are the primary missing features for me.

    Scott
    08-06-2015 07:09 AM
  16. Lord Method Man's Avatar
    • No jumplists
    • No opening of new window my middle-clicking taskbar icon
    • No favorites sync, have to import synced favorites from IE
    • Related: Doesn't use Favorites folder, instead has some folder buried beneath Jimmy Hoffa somewhere in AppData\
    • No way to choose where to Download files
    • Downloads stop if you close the window instead of continuing in their own like IE
    08-09-2015 10:40 AM
  17. anon(9259362)'s Avatar
    I guess another major problem is the core principle of Windows. It tries to integrate Microsoft services in every programs. Cortana / Onenote for example. They are great products, but not everyone will be able to associate these with a browser. I personally don't like it. People will say great things about these, and they will stop using after that. They look more like one time use only features. I really want to see browser share now.
    08-10-2015 02:46 AM
  18. Ivan05il's Avatar
    MS wanted a new HTML rendering engine with no IE baggage. They got that. Now they need to use it in a browser that offers the same level of comfort as IE does. I think they are still working on that, that's not finished yet and will be delivered in updates.
    Wolfjt likes this.
    08-10-2015 04:24 AM
  19. astell's Avatar
    It isn't what I was expecting in regards to all the hype, but I like it and cannot wait for them to update it with more features. Hopefully, they can bring it up to parity with IE, Chrome, and Firefox rather quickly. I can live with some of these issues in the short term, but not the long term.
    08-19-2015 09:36 PM
  20. huungryshark's Avatar
    Deinstalled Windows10 because nothing beats Win 8.1 Metro Browser on my dell venue 8 pro. much faster, adressbar at the bottom, better to reach with fingers. Flash etc etc. Beats EDGE any day of the week :)
    08-20-2015 07:32 AM
  21. JasonEnzoD's Avatar
    It's fast - and so far that's about the only positive. I dislike the flat, Metro look, and the fact that you can't configure new tabs to open on the page you want.
    10-04-2015 03:21 PM
  22. Rose640's Avatar
    All i miss is copy/paste through tabs on mobile version.
    10-04-2015 03:25 PM
  23. Suq Madiq Lel's Avatar
    Edge only got a better speed than IE, other than that it's worse than IE.
    10-13-2015 06:59 AM
  24. MaxyBley's Avatar
    There are three things that are an improvement from IE. First it looks better. 2. Is faster. And 3, websites actually load and work correctly.

    There are of course features and other under the hood improvements from IE, though.
    10-13-2015 07:08 AM
  25. Garrymp's Avatar
    When is Edge going to be usable? Still have problems watching media. Can't comment on Facebook without getting aggravated...what I type is slow rendering on the screen and the cursor will disappear for a disturbing length of time. I open Edge and have to wait about 6 to 7 seconds for the Favorites bar to appear instead of going where I want to go. It's slow and laggy...originally you would watch a page slowly load. Now you get to watch a blank screen while I guess it is loading in the background so it can splash at you all at once. Kind of looks faster but it's not.

    I try to use it...out of curiosity I guess but keep closing it and going to Chrome. Chrome works and doesn't get in my way. Soon I won't bother with Edge....like I stopped bothering with IE years ago.
    10-14-2015 12:56 PM
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