08-01-2018 01:29 PM
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  1. rdubmu's Avatar
    It's become unusable, and this sucks.
    Freezes, some web pages don't work like ctuit (I use this for work). Up until about 6 months ago I used edge 100% of the time. Today is my first day using Chrome 100% of the time. And it just works. This sucks as I use edge on my note 8 and iPhone 7 plus.
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    02-22-2018 07:58 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    There are some sites that don’t work, but they are rare. There is an Open in Internet Explorer option I find useful in those cases.

    i believe graphics drivers have to be stable for Edge to work well so check you have the latest drivers there.
    anon(10040812) likes this.
    02-22-2018 08:50 PM
  3. netmann's Avatar
    Been using all of the major browsers (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, IE, Safari & Opera) for different tasks for a while now....
    03-07-2018 10:44 AM
  4. DubDublin's Avatar
    Edge is a good browser, but not yet good enough or different enough to offer a compelling reason to switch.

    If Edge wants to grab an extra million or so *dedicated* users overnight, all the dev team has to do is reach out to the developer of the TabMixPlus extension that ran on Firefox prior to their shift to the execrable "Quantum" (FF58). Then update the Edge APIs to enable a TMP-like capability ASAP. This would likely take some significant work to the Edge extension APIs, but supporting these kinds of things (multiple tab rows, bulletproof session management, switchable contextual tab groups (work, project, personal, etc.)) is what's really needed in whatever is going to become BrowserNG. PWAs will only *increase* the need for these sorts of browser capabilities!
    anon(10040812) likes this.
    03-07-2018 10:53 AM
  5. terrokkinit's Avatar
    Edge has seen its issues with freezing and closing throughout Windows 10's lifecycle. However, it has been, and always will be, my go-to browser for the system because it is nowhere near as resource-intensive as Firefox or Chrome.

    Chrome constantly closes after having tabs open, due to all of the extensions it loads upon start-up. Edge's extensions, by contrast, are lighter and easier to use. Edge is my go-to, and it will only get more stable as more builds come up.

    Plus: It doesn't steal and sell your information like Google does ;)
    Neeraj Ashu and fin11 like this.
    03-07-2018 10:55 AM
  6. gourav mopidevi's Avatar
    no....no.....not at all....left chrome....satisfied with Mozilla quantum.
    03-07-2018 10:57 AM
  7. mdefran65's Avatar
    use it everyday! never have any issues! I am a systems engineer for global publishing company.
    rollindice and fin11 like this.
    03-07-2018 11:09 AM
  8. toph36's Avatar
    I try to use Edge mostly at work. However, it does freeze on me often. There is one Internet based application that I use that requires IE still. Also, I recently started using LastPass. While Edge has extensions, you have to install it from the Store, which is blocked at work. So use Chrome for LastPass and the sites I have setup there.
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    03-07-2018 11:09 AM
  9. Ronald Conkle's Avatar
    For the typical daily Windows-10 Home user Edge is the go-to-browser . . . for those whom use Windows-10 in their job task again Edge is the go-to-browser. My daily work is in Active Directory . . . and in that environment (as a developer) Edge/IE is the corporate go-to-browser . . . Chrome is allowed only for those you want to test with it after he/she as submitted a security plan for its use. Sensationalized topics often generate . . . well a response.
    fin11 likes this.
    03-07-2018 11:12 AM
  10. dkediger's Avatar
    It's not that Edge sucks, it doesn't. It's that Chrome is the new IE6 with it's own idiosyncrasies that web devs target as features.

    We just had a full day demo of an enterprise HR/Payroll/Info portal and it worked flawlessly in Edge.
    03-07-2018 11:20 AM
  11. JOL1985's Avatar
    Just saw this on the main page and had to add my views. In the past fortnight I've changed my default browser to chrome for the first time on my Surface Pro 4. I'd always used Edge, however, it's gotten to the point where I am always 'waiting for response' and everything was too slow for a quick new tab and search.
    03-07-2018 11:26 AM
  12. Lincoln Allen's Avatar
    I really just use it for personal and microsoft stuff along with IE but if i want to get stuff done i usually use chrome
    03-07-2018 11:50 AM
  13. BajanSaint69's Avatar
    Truthfully I'm fairly browser agnostic. I don't really see much difference. I started using Edge with my Windows 10 upgrade, does most of what I ask of it. Occasionally I will run into a Chrome only site for which I keep Chrome installed on my machine, but to me browsers are not really that big a deal. If it works reasonably well I'll keep it. Which Edge has so far.

    So I wouldn't go so far as to say "I'm happy with Edge" it's more like "I'm not unhappy".
    03-07-2018 12:07 PM
  14. kingtigre's Avatar
    Yeah. It's good enough.

    Yeah. It could still be better.
    Neeraj Ashu likes this.
    03-07-2018 12:10 PM
  15. JBillow's Avatar
    I've had it freeze a little but overall it seems fine. Main issue is the bookmark manager is not great so I use Bookmark OS
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    03-07-2018 12:36 PM
  16. Wan Firas's Avatar
    For browsing tablet-style, Edge feels friendlier to me eg: Nicely sized icons for touch, tabs with thumbnails and my favorite, full screen mode for reading articles (with easy access to exit from full screen mode). Chrome is for anything related to google accounts. Sadly, at work we use Google products a lot. Gmail, Suite, Drive, Keep & ultimately Google Search (Bing localization doesn't perform well outside US though I'm still using it for non-local searches).
    03-07-2018 12:46 PM
  17. Cbarnhorst's Avatar
    I use Edge all the time. I like it in spite of some headaches right now on the Microsoft Answers pages. I haven't bothered to try other browsers except for two specialized sites that pretty much mandate it. Even Chrome doesn't work well on one of those so I use a specialized Mozilla browser. For a few sites on which I prefer anonymity I use Tor.
    03-07-2018 12:48 PM
  18. meattray's Avatar
    I personally like edge. it seems fast, responsive. Yes, some sites don't seem to be optimized for it or work well but isnt a huge annoyance in my day.
    03-07-2018 12:49 PM
  19. real0395's Avatar
    I'm mainly browser agnostic, but I go between Chrome and Edge. The only issue I have with Edge is that it doesn't have Xmarks, otherwise I'd probably use it 100% of the time. At work we are in process of upgrading to windows 10 so am using Chrome at work still.
    03-07-2018 12:50 PM
  20. uncleglyn's Avatar
    Since I can't access any local pages (192.168.x.x) in Edge, it is unusable as a browser. Opera is my go-to browser now.
    03-07-2018 01:09 PM
  21. dkediger's Avatar
    Since I can't access any local pages (192.168.x.x) in Edge, it is unusable as a browser. Opera is my go-to browser now.
    What? It's not something inherent to Edge - do this all the time for local device/service admin pages. Likely dodgy coding on the page itself
    03-07-2018 01:30 PM
  22. Vincent McLaughlin's Avatar
    I use it as my only browser. It has seen its share of us and downs with various preview Builds, with the exception of two builds, where Edge was unusable, I would use Chrome for a moment. I currently use Edge on all my devices, to include my Note 8.
    03-07-2018 02:06 PM
  23. ucyimDa_Ruler's Avatar
    As a developer I use Visual Studio to develop applications (no surprise here). But when I develop I always target FireFox and IE. Coding to both of those browsers means my application will compatible just about anywhere. I'll never download Chrome but the question asks why not Edge? Simple - I cannot debug in Edge without attaching the "Scripting" process to the browser whereas IE it is done automatically.

    Until this changes, I will never target Edge. I do not like debugging "in the browser" with Developer Tools. With this option checked and attached it moves the debugging process inside Visual Studio so I can work in one place. That's my sole reason. (If anybody has a permanent solution I want to hear about it).
    03-07-2018 02:17 PM
  24. Gregorius Magnus's Avatar
    I just started developing a PWA and mostly to target Edge as well. And no matter just how hard I try to support the Microsoft platform, it always turns out to letting me down. Edge has become a nightmare to develop for. Full of bugs. Within three months had to open the third problem feedback that not only it not supports features, but even the ones it supports, supports badly, in an unexplicable way.
    03-07-2018 03:11 PM
  25. Cosmin Petrenciuc's Avatar
    I've been using Edge as my primary browser since its introduction in Windows 10. With a few exceptions it worked ok. There were a few occasions when it didn't properly displayed a web-page due to some strange popup boxes with weird placements and then I had to use Chrome. I think my usage of Edge is close to 95% of time.
    fdruid likes this.
    03-07-2018 04:21 PM
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