05-20-2017 08:34 PM
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  1. Abinav Shankar's Avatar
    MS Edge has come a long way since its birth. Now considering the fact it can do almost anything other browsers do (except the save page option) it has the right to be a default browser in every computer. Its fast, has minimal design and feature rich (I know there aren't much extensions but they are coming). I don't even think about an alternate browser these days. What's your take?
    05-12-2017 10:48 AM
  2. Jeffery Holderness's Avatar
    As much as I love Edge. It has the hardest time preforming simple everyday actions for me that I can't rely on it. Which is sad. Mine still has issues on youtube when you try to scrub videos or bounce around from place to place in the video. I've sent in multiple requests for a fix and I'm hoping that Fall Redstone fixes it. But, once the kinks are hammered out. Of course I'd use it as a daily driver.
    05-12-2017 10:52 AM
  3. acornwafer's Avatar
    Firefox and Edge are my primary browsers; I always use both on all my computers. Funny enough, when using Office 365 SharePoint, there is a feature, Open with Explorer, that does not work with Edge; I have to use Internet Explorer to get it to work.
    05-12-2017 10:53 AM
  4. Drael646464's Avatar
    It's the only secure browser, its fast, and the UI is really great (having saved sessions, and all bookmarks downloads, history in the same place). The share function is SUPER handy with handoff (although I imagine such functions will be replaced by timeline etc).

    I used to use opera, chrome. At one point firefox. Now I am kind of annoyed having to use another browser if I use another PC.

    I discovered yesterday that the pdf reading function is much quicker than any other apps I've tried for pdfs.

    Yeah I like it.

    Only downside really is that some web developers don't follow the html5 standards properly. (Like this site for example, there are a few glitches that show its developed outside the standard). If people could actually follow the standards it'd be prefect.
    Abinav Shankar likes this.
    05-12-2017 10:54 AM
  5. Abinav Shankar's Avatar
    Yup. Fed up with other browsers eventually but edge still has some stability issues. Pages freeze sometimes. Once that is fixed, no other browsers would be able to beat it.
    05-12-2017 10:59 AM
  6. Pratik Khandelwal's Avatar
    Since I am a MS fan, my opinion may be biased but there's no denying how much Edge has improved since it has been launched. I seriously hate it when some people compare it to IE ! For me, Edge is primary for browsing but would be better id download experience is improved !
    05-12-2017 11:01 AM
  7. LumPhile's Avatar
    You asked the question backwards The question is: Are Firefox and Chrome serious competitors to Edge
    Hurriedly ducks!!
    05-12-2017 11:03 AM
  8. dgr_874's Avatar
    I cant use Edge full time until it syncs my open tabs on other devices like chrome will do. And why does my bookmarks still not show up on my xbox? Shouldn't all those sync?
    05-12-2017 11:03 AM
  9. meattray's Avatar
    I'm using Edge fulltime already. So far I'm really enjoying it. I think it maybe needs some optimization as battery usage seems quite high compared to other browsers and little things here and there but it has come such a long way.
    05-12-2017 11:04 AM
  10. Deepak Minhas's Avatar
    Edge has improved a lot. It forced me to uninstall Chrome, Opera and Firefox when the Adblocker feature came to Edge in the Anniversary Update.
    05-12-2017 11:06 AM
  11. Deepak Minhas's Avatar
    Also it consumes less battery than any other browser.
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    05-12-2017 11:08 AM
  12. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    I seriously gave it a go and dedicated the last 2 weeks of April to Edge. I had to go back to Chrome. The daily use jsut seemed annoying. Why can't it fill in forms properly? When it does work, you still ahve to click in each cell and select the one you want. With Chrome, it just fills in the entire form.

    Overall, it jsut seemed "off". I don't know. Maybe just so much familiarity with Chrome that nothing else will do...
    dgr_874 likes this.
    05-12-2017 11:45 AM
  13. Username92's Avatar
    Chrome is definitely he best. I would upgrade to 10 Pro just for that.
    05-12-2017 09:14 PM
  14. mikemcgrath's Avatar
    I use Edge all the time with the Translator extension installed as I browse a lot of non-English language websites. it works great for me and I love the Reading view feature.
    05-12-2017 09:37 PM
  15. Andreas Griesberg's Avatar
    I really like it. Just needs more extensions.
    05-12-2017 10:06 PM
  16. justmikey's Avatar
    I've been using Edge almost exclusively at work for the last 2 mo the and really love the performance. Very fast. Very secure. I'm excited to see where Microsoft takes it over the next few months and years.
    05-12-2017 10:18 PM
  17. BLKMMB's Avatar
    Edge is really a beast. With a few more update and when everyone is on board, Edge will be at the top. I've used Firefox for ages now and I haven't gone back since edge came out. At work I am on chrome, but I miss edge a lot.
    05-12-2017 10:45 PM
  18. Manu Tyagi's Avatar
    I have been using Edge as my main browser for quite sometime now and the experience has been Ok, only sometime do I need to open Chrome and that too it is not frequently. Most of the times Edge does the job for me so for me definitely the new browser is working. I even removed Firefox from my laptop, no need to have 4 browsers on the laptop when I can have one browser to rule them all. :D
    05-13-2017 12:08 AM
  19. Octagon31415's Avatar
    Edge inherits the No More Microsoft legacy of Internet Explorer and lacks 3d party support. It is like the UWP - promising, but lonely. The usage statistics does not favor Edge. I guess Edge can go up only together with the UWP in general. Microsoft offers inking and VR, but only few devices can benefit from that so far.
    05-13-2017 01:26 AM
  20. sinime's Avatar
    FWIW, I use Edge exclusively, and have almost no issues. Occasionally, when I do hit a snag, I'll open the same page in Firefox to see if it's an Edge issue or just an issue with the web page. 99% of the times, it's an issue with the web page.
    Last edited by sinime; 05-13-2017 at 02:01 AM.
    05-13-2017 01:46 AM
  21. kashgohel's Avatar
    Edge is a great minimalist browser, very snappy and it helps that you can read pdfs on it. Plus points!
    05-13-2017 02:35 AM
  22. Patrick Nexxus Pasia's Avatar
    I would say it's really competitive. Plus it's great to use. Fast. Simple design. Cleaner. Etc
    05-13-2017 03:04 AM
  23. TheFlyingDutchBros's Avatar
    Currently Edge is fully usable and has the essential extensions that I use. The interface is minimalist which I appreciate, and the feature set isn't all that different from Chrome or Firefox. If Microsoft would just unbundle it from Windows so that we can get regular feature updates that would be great.
    05-15-2017 11:12 PM
  24. Drael646464's Avatar
    I notice the extensions for edge are starting to bloom. Switched by adblocker to adguard adblocker which is much better. That and ghostery, and I'm feeling much better about dem advertisements. adblocker plus really wasn't working too great (doesn't stop youtube ads, and missed popunders)
    05-16-2017 12:33 AM
  25. k1s23's Avatar
    hello. for microsoft edge some websites wont save passwords, whereas google chrome doesnt have that problem. if that problem+no enpass extension availability werent around, edge would be perfect for my needs.
    ajcletus500 likes this.
    05-16-2017 07:07 AM
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