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  1. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Where do I find FireFox x64 for my phone?
    Firefox isn't available for windows phone/mobile
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    01-25-2016 12:31 AM
  2. Sundancer268's Avatar
    Bummer
    01-25-2016 05:47 AM
  3. stoneshop's Avatar
    Just because of the "icons only" favorites bar I still use IE on my PC. Edge on my L950 but I don't do much surfing on it.
    01-25-2016 12:38 PM
  4. FirstWatt's Avatar
    Edge, and if it doesn't work to my liking on a site, Opera.
    01-26-2016 02:53 AM
  5. Eurx's Avatar
    Edge as main browser, ie for some sites and firefox for plug in, watsapp web.
    01-26-2016 02:57 AM
  6. Maxy12's Avatar
    Maxthon browser is the best browser in my opinion. It is chromium based browser but without Google crap and more fast than Chrome. Browser with adblocker ,video downloader and can sync bookmarks with Windows Phone.
    I was loyal user for Opera since very long time but after they ditched everything I liked about Opera I switched to Chrome and Firefox but now I'm happy Maxthon user :) .
    Give it a try and you will like it :)
    01-26-2016 01:15 PM
  7. mkKozak's Avatar
    I'm using 4 browsers right now (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge). It's just easier to organize myself by using them all.
    The best browser I've used was Opera until it became so buggy I couldn't use it anymore.
    I like Edge for it's clean and easy to use interface but it has bugs and lack features.
    Internet Explorer... That's the greatest surprise when I first used it 6 months ago (like 2-3 versions later). It has most of the features that other browsers has. It lacks some of them. Has some extra really good features. It's the fastest (with ad-block on) while opening and managing pages but the slowest with ad-block off. I don't know how to do some things in it. I'll start to use it daily to be sure, because for now Chrome is better with its interface and possibilities, but I might be wrong.
    Firefox is... to average for me. Better than Edge and current Opera but not the best.
    Chrome wins everything until I'll make good test of IE. For now it lacks speed and full screen support sucks comparing to IE. But I've used it for very long time and it was the best.
    01-26-2016 02:15 PM
  8. dave_456's Avatar
    I tried, I really did, Edge just has way to many Ad's, I like the look and feel of Edge, but until they get some kind of AD blocker I will stay with Chrome.
    Just use a hosts file to block all ads system wide. It's way better than any ad blocker extension. It works perfectly, takes no resources to use and blocks ads in every browser, app, everywhere.
    01-26-2016 02:51 PM
  9. LocationDudeNYC's Avatar
    Just use a hosts file to block all ads system wide. It's way better than any ad blocker extension. It works perfectly, takes no resources to use and blocks ads in every browser, app, everywhere.
    I'm switching from a Mac to a PC. Can you please tell me what you mean? Thanks.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    01-26-2016 09:50 PM
  10. dave_456's Avatar
    Essentially there is a file in windows which is a list of ip addresses/web addresses that windows should ignore completely. On windows 10 it is usually located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\hosts.

    The file is usually empty, but you can download ones that block most/all ads and also block dangerous sites. A popular one seems to be at http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt , which seems to work very well. Of course you can add your own entries as well.
    01-26-2016 10:37 PM
  11. skstrials's Avatar
    I recommend that people do not use the Chrome browser on their Windows PCs. Chrome leaks memory; and Google has not solved the issue.

    I use Opera browser. It seems fast enough with Windows. I always found Firefox to be slow to open.

    And Edge browser lags on my tablet.

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    01-28-2016 09:13 AM
  12. sam6691's Avatar
    Edge all day, initially I was on chrome....
    01-28-2016 09:22 AM
  13. mobilehardreset's Avatar
    Google Chrome is the best for your windows 10!!
    02-05-2016 08:55 AM
  14. qbrick's Avatar
    Firefox with tracker-, script- and ad-blocking capabilities.
    Internet in general is irrelevant without these.
    02-06-2016 11:30 AM
  15. Lumious's Avatar
    I am a Microsoft Fanboy, i'll admit, i'm not afraid to say it. I have every MS product there is just about. And i want to give every single product & piece of software they make an honest try. I recommend Windows 10/Windows Phone everything Windows to just about every family member and friend i have. I would also much rather use something Microsoft and stay in the ecosystem than use something non-Microsoft.

    Edge.

    I gave you an honest try for over 6 months. I used you as my daily browser for that whole time, imported all my favourites etc. I made the decision about a week ago to stop using Edge forever (at least until it significantly improves). The basic functionality of browsing web pages has shunted me away with violent force. I will pick 5 basic web sites i use on a daily basis. 1 Windows Central. Awful. Pages take forever to load, scrolling is slow and jittery, pages dont load at all sometimes, replying to threads is a serious chore with key strokes being missed every other letter, and the mobile version, even worse. 2. AmericanWX.com/bb. (American Weather forums). Terrible. Pages take forever to load, replying to posts again misses keystrokes all the time, hitting the back button on the keyboard causes the entire page to go backwards and lose all my work, etc, etc. 3/4. Twitter/Facebook. Links die on twitter until you refresh the page, huge lag problems when tweeting or replying to posts, page hangs or freezes while loading etc.. 5. Trancefix.nl (forums) Same problems as previous forum pages as mentioned in 1 and 2.

    Literally browsing the web with Edge has become a nightmare and i can honestly say without a doubt it is 10X worse than IE11. At least with IE11 most of those problems i have with Edge don't exist (IE11 is just slower than Chrome, Firefox, and does have it share of problems). So i said why am i putting up with this, why am i dealing with all these problems daily. I tried. I waited for TH2 and future updates of Edge but nothing seems to be working. I moved to Chrome. And i am so happy i did so. I'm thinking why didn't I do this months ago? Every page loads as expected, no problems with forum websites or any website for that matter. And as much as i hate Google, I have to give them credit for making an excellent product. And with AdBlock, wow, what have i been missing out on! I just wish it was on WP as well.

    I will still check back with Edge and give it a try again at some point, probably when RS1 comes out. For now I'm DONE! There is no reason to put up with this sorry excuse for a browser and make my internet experience hell when i can just use something that works. I made this thread, well to vent for one, but also to see what others on this forum have experienced with Edge. Have you made the switch? Are you still using Edge and putting up with all its problems? Or do you find Edge to be perfectly fine and have no problems with it. Let me know.
    Last edited by Lumious; 03-05-2016 at 07:04 PM. Reason: Fixed Typos
    03-05-2016 07:00 PM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    I like the "as much as i hate Google i have to give them credit..." :)
    As much as I hated my job I had to give it credit for allowing me to live comfortably

    I don't like any browser that much...
    Since I blocked all the crap with the .sys32 host file edit EDGE is easier for me to use.
    Firefox Nightly is good also and allows for blocking most garbage that no one cares about.
    Safari...meh
    Opera...OK
    Chrome...I have to use it for chromecast streaming other than that it's OK and speedy.
    03-05-2016 07:18 PM
  17. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    I like the "as much as i hate Google i have to give them credit..." :)
    As much as I hated my job I had to give it credit for allowing me to live comfortably

    I don't like any browser that much...
    Since I blocked all the crap with the .sys32 host file edit EDGE is easier for me to use.
    Firefox Nightly is good also and allows for blocking most garbage that no one cares about.
    Safari...meh
    Opera...OK
    Chrome...I have to use it for chromecast streaming other than that it's OK and speedy.
    I also use an altered HOSTS file to block out all those IPs for ad servers. All those ads do not get displayed nor gets accessed. Edge experience is on par with Chrome. But still no add-ons.

    EDIT: some of the links you click on will not work since they are generated with click-ad links that then redirects you the content you were linked to. Example, you clicked a link to download an app that was mentioned. Clicking the link will first take you to the ad for a split second or open then closes the ad window, then redirects you to the app webpage. If the ad cannot be served, the browser will give you an error because the ad gets resolved first. Or something like that.....so beware.
    03-05-2016 07:42 PM
  18. Lumious's Avatar
    I like the "as much as i hate Google i have to give them credit..." :)
    As much as I hated my job I had to give it credit for allowing me to live comfortably

    I don't like any browser that much...
    Since I blocked all the crap with the .sys32 host file edit EDGE is easier for me to use.
    Firefox Nightly is good also and allows for blocking most garbage that no one cares about.
    Safari...meh
    Opera...OK
    Chrome...I have to use it for chromecast streaming other than that it's OK and speedy.
    I kind of get where you were going with the first paragraph but your analogy doesnt make much sense to me. It's not like Google is my employer. As an end user, as someone who uses their products arent i allowed to like/dislike/hate whatever i want from them? Let me try to explain then. I don't like how they refuse to put any of their apps on WP but MS seems to be friendly with them and put their apps on Googles/IOS platform. I hate them as a company for many reasons but i do acknowledge they make great products and software. Saying that everything they make sucks would just be blind hate for no reason at all.
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    03-05-2016 07:50 PM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    It's not like Google is my employer.
    Touche!
    I was trying to be slightly humorous there.

    The hate game gets a bit tiresome in my opinion.
    Leaving things here I'll slip away staying out of platform politics.

    Good thread by the way.
    I enjoyed reading your thoughts.
    03-05-2016 08:10 PM
  20. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Edge.. Lol...

    Gee . Wonder what speed this file is downloading at. Who knows! keep guessing.

    And we're in 2016..
    03-05-2016 08:31 PM
  21. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    I like Edge. It opens up fast, works great with touch, and I've only had one website issue up till now. I've been using it since Windows 10 launched.

    That's not to say I don't miss some features from other browsers, like adblock, or a better favorites organizer. I don't feel the need to abandon Edge due to these missing features yet.
    editguy likes this.
    03-05-2016 09:38 PM
  22. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I like Edge. It opens up fast, works great with touch, and I've only had one website issue up till now. I've been using it since Windows 10 launched.

    That's not to say I don't miss some features from other browsers, like adblock, or a better favorites organizer. I don't feel the need to abandon Edge due to these missing features yet.
    Works great with touch? What?

    Have you tried using edge on a tablet?? They need a better version of edge for touch.. The same way they had metro IE...
    03-05-2016 10:17 PM
  23. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    Works great with touch? What?

    Have you tried using edge on a tablet?? They need a better version of edge for touch.. The same way they had metro IE...
    Yes I have used Edge on a tablet. It works great except for the fact that swiping to go forward or backward is not possible yet. It surely handles touch better than Chrome does.
    ronharding likes this.
    03-06-2016 06:44 AM
  24. eusty's Avatar
    Edge is fast which is fine if you want a basic browser, but it needs to do more for me to use it full-time.....a good start though.
    03-06-2016 09:32 AM
  25. Axeelant's Avatar
    Since I blocked all the crap with the .sys32 host file edit EDGE is easier for me to use.
    Can u tell me more about this thing? Is there a guide posted somewhere? Thanks :)

    On that topic... I like Edge just because it is something new, and bookmarks sync nicely with my phone's Edge. It doesn't seem too slow to me, and i like editing with pen. The only problem is an occasional freeze of the whole SP4 because of Edge. But it is much better since the last update.
    03-06-2016 11:02 AM
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