06-01-2018 04:31 PM
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  1. wshwe's Avatar
    Microsoft will now force users to use Edge in Windows Mail to open links in email messages.

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...ing-windows-10

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/16/1...-default-links
    drjekel_mrhyde and Shrave like this.
    03-17-2018 03:20 PM
  2. unmorphed's Avatar
    No big deal.

    First, Edge continues to improve and I use it more and more. For my use, I don't see any disadvantages anymore to using it over Chrome or Internet Explorer only advantages actually.

    Second, how many people actually use the Mail app? This is a minor link change and not up to par with the hyperbole used by Tom Warren or this post's title.
    editguy likes this.
    03-17-2018 03:44 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't like this, but ultimately don't use either.
    03-17-2018 07:50 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I don't like this, but ultimately don't use either.
    I use Firefox on desktop, Samsung Browser on Android and Safari on my iPad and MacBook. If I can't get an ad blocker then I don't use it. The one for Edge on PC is not very consistent.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S on mTalk
    Elky64, EssThree, ochhanz and 4 others like this.
    03-17-2018 08:15 PM
  5. unmorphed's Avatar
    I use Firefox on desktop, Samsung Browser on Android and Safari on my iPad and MacBook. If I can't get an ad blocker then I don't use it. The one for Edge on PC is not very consistent.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S on mTalk
    There is certainly more than one ad block extension available for Edge. Maybe you tried the wrong one for your liking.
    RBX27 likes this.
    03-17-2018 09:26 PM
  6. covfefe's Avatar
    You know that Edge won't be fixed in the near future as there is no known rebranding on the horizon.
    azilgath likes this.
    03-17-2018 11:14 PM
  7. Elky64's Avatar
    Don't have time waiting on Microsoft to get it right so will continue using Firefox on my desktops, Samsung Browser Droid, and either Firefox or Safari iOS/Mac. Just have to look at W10M and see their pathetic attempts with Edge and it becomes all too clear, of course the OS itself ain't helping none either. Microsoft does what Microsoft does and they'll continue to do so.
    libra89, Shrave, azilgath and 3 others like this.
    03-17-2018 11:20 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    There is certainly more than one ad block extension available for Edge. Maybe you tried the wrong one for your liking.
    You don't see a problem with that rationale? Just keep throwing "stuff" at the wall until something sticks?
    azilgath, ochhanz, Elky64 and 3 others like this.
    03-18-2018 10:59 AM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    Why don't they try the old fashioned approach, actually making a BETTER product rather than using subterfuge and coercion?

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    03-18-2018 12:52 PM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    Why don't they try the old fashioned approach, actually making a BETTER product rather than using subterfuge and coercion?

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    They would have to change their entire business model.
    03-18-2018 01:52 PM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    They would have to change their entire business model.
    They have to anyway. The one-OS-fits-all was a colossal failure - it was a novel idea but ultimately flawed from the start.
    TgeekB, azilgath, Elky64 and 2 others like this.
    03-18-2018 02:08 PM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    They have to anyway. The one-OS-fits-all was a colossal failure - it was a novel idea but ultimately flawed from the start.
    They really do need a completely new direction.
    I know, I’ll hear people say Windows will live on forever because so many businesses run on it. It also keeps lots of IT people busy.
    As a consumer, I just can’t deal with them any more.
    03-18-2018 02:57 PM
  13. Elky64's Avatar
    They really do need a completely new direction.
    I know, I’ll hear people say Windows will live on forever because so many businesses run on it. It also keeps lots of IT people busy.
    As a consumer, I just can’t deal with them any more.
    I'm in the same boat. Sick of dealing with Microsoft's ways on the consumer end because the old phrase "fix and repair daily" has become a regular ritual in my my household, and it's getting worse day-by-day. Going by our experiences in the past couple of years all my other non-Microsoft devices/products are making life relatively a breeze then MS shows up and turns it upside-down. IMHO they (MS) have become a real joke in the consumer space and me thinks it's really time to move on.
    03-18-2018 03:43 PM
  14. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    MS trying to shove Edge down peoples' throats
    Look on the bright side, shoving down is better than shoving up.
    03-19-2018 05:48 AM
  15. T Moore's Avatar
    Details, details. I don't use the Windows email app like many others....That is what this applies to. You can open links like you want to from Outlook or Word.
    I didn't like Edge from first use. Don't know if they have fixed it yet, haven't tried.
    Main complaint, is opening new tabs with focus from a mouse wheel click.
    Even with the MS mouse software, try to write a micro for Ctrl + Shift + click to open a new tab.
    They have to make Edge useable.
    03-19-2018 09:22 AM
  16. Free-Spirit's Avatar
    No big deal. Google is trying to shove Chrome down people's throat whenever we open Google sites like YouTube or Gmail on browsers other than Chrome through messages that prompts us to switch to Chrome. Don't get me started on things they are doing on Android.
    03-19-2018 10:10 AM
  17. MatthewR413's Avatar
    No big deal. Google is trying to shove Chrome down people's throat whenever we open Google sites like YouTube or Gmail on browsers other than Chrome through messages that prompts us to switch to Chrome. Don't get me started on things they are doing on Android.
    I noticed this way more so after the update to 8.0. Crazy people don't give Google the same crap they give MS. I can see the point that at least chrome is the better browser. I would want to use Edge if if it were just better. FireFox is just so much better to use. I say this over and over, even if Edge works 90% of the time, FF works 100% of the time. I haven't had any problem with quantum. I can see the problem if Set really starts to take off and why they would want people to stay in Edge, but in Googles case, they're not forcing people in to Chrome... People WANT to use chrome.

    Anyway, people always find ways around it. I use SearchWithMyBrowser and it works like a charm.
    EssThree likes this.
    03-19-2018 06:19 PM
  18. t8ntlikly's Avatar
    I don't necessarily like it, but at it doesn't bother me as I use Edge anyway, even on my Fire Andoroidized Tablet. Just never have liked Google. Also going along with another poster, Edge has drastically improved over the last few years. Yes, it has a ways to go and I still get pissed on occasion but overall it works for me. Hey I bet if Google did the same thing no one would utter a word !
    03-25-2018 08:07 AM
  19. dlls's Avatar
    I don't care as long as the behavior can be changed (even via registry edits).
    03-25-2018 08:21 AM
  20. toph36's Avatar
    No big deal.

    First, Edge continues to improve and I use it more and more. For my use, I don't see any disadvantages anymore to using it over Chrome or Internet Explorer only advantages actually.

    Second, how many people actually use the Mail app? This is a minor link change and not up to par with the hyperbole used by Tom Warren or this post's title.

    Apple forces iOS to open Safari when clicking links from their mail app. However, I don't think Microsoft should do this. Edge still is not there yet. I have issues with it freezing at work. Might be the configuration, but I am running 1709 with a new laptop. My company just moved to Chrome as the default. I have tried not to use Chrome, but I use LastPass and the Extension just works better in Chrome. Plus at work, I can't even install the Extension in Edge since installs from the Store are blocked, but we can install Extensions in Chrome. Sad state of affairs. Microsoft blew it really.
    03-25-2018 09:09 AM
  21. Shareonline's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat. Sick of dealing with Microsoft's ways on the consumer end because the old phrase "fix and repair daily" has become a regular ritual in my my household, and it's getting worse day-by-day. Going by our experiences in the past couple of years all my other non-Microsoft devices/products are making life relatively a breeze then MS shows up and turns it upside-down. IMHO they (MS) have become a real joke in the consumer space and me thinks it's really time to move on.
    I'm not a fan boy as I have both Android and MS in my household. However I do work as a MS architect, so I might be somewhat biased:)

    I of course have some relatively technical setups in my household paired with own developed tools that me my wife and friends use.
    My wife would not have any clue in what to do if something didn't work.. With that said, she is happy with all the automation we have at home, and use it daily without any problems. It doesn't fail. It doesn't blow up or anything like that, it just works..
    Now given my background my setup is probably very different than "consumer" (13 servers). So it's probably a stupid comparison, but I really don't agree that MS products is fix and repair.. this is not what I'm seeing in my household, and not what my consumer wife (with an iphone) sees..

    I do agree however that it was the case back in the xp/vista days.. even windows 7.. it wasn't so much that the platform was unstable, it was that all the different services (1st party and 3rd party) wasn't integrated close enough with each other. This day and age I see a different approach..

    The only platform that I truly doesn't understand, and wouldn't be a happy user of is Apple. Call it fan boy'ism or what you want, but damn.. it's like paradise hotel :)
    03-25-2018 09:12 AM
  22. BriangStanley's Avatar
    I use edge exclusively, This won't bother me.
    03-25-2018 09:21 AM
  23. jlangner's Avatar
    Lol, and when I use Chrome/Firefox and go to MS site, I get same prompt to use Edge. I tried to use Edge but so MANY issues. Have to have multiple browsers as backup.
    EssThree and azilgath like this.
    03-25-2018 09:46 AM
  24. sporosarcina's Avatar
    This is a change to the activity of the UWP Mail client and MS has been transparent that they are taking the curated garden approach to UWP, it therefore makes sense that they would take this approach to the UWP mail app. They are not changing the use of any other mail clients so I don't see the big deal.

    On a second Note, it makes sense in the insider ring, to limit secondary issues from changes in other browsers.
    BanditoTR likes this.
    03-25-2018 10:23 AM
  25. garak0410's Avatar
    No. I see why they would want to do this but I think it would alienate people in the long run. It isn't that I think Chrome is better. I totally love the few extensions I do use and Edge has no equal. Plus the synchronization with Chrome over my phone and PC's is near perfect. I think Edge renders better and is smoother but I just can't use it day to day.
    EssThree likes this.
    03-25-2018 10:38 AM
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