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  1. cracgor's Avatar
    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.
    I stopped using Edge in November sort of for the same reason as the main user but on an ecosystem level. I got impatient waiting on Windows 10 to be ready for normal use. As I was due for a phone upgrade, I went with an Android. I just wanted to sync my favorites/bookmarks originally. When that became impossible, and I felt like I was pouring hours into just trying to make something work so that I could keep using Edge; I switched to Chrome for the simplicity of favorites and browsing history syncing.

    In addition swipe gestures for back and forward, the gestures for dragging tabs work better in chrome. Pinch to zoom and scrolling works in both. Not sure what other touch gestures I should be looking at. I think that would mean 50% of the touch gestures I know about work on Chrome but not Edge.

    More important things that I like are being able to fill out form data and of course the extensions. I just got a new NAS, and I can manage it with extensions in Chrome, but not Edge. So if there is something online I'd like to download directly to my NAS, I can do it in chrome. If I want to do it in Edge, I either have to download it to my computer then upload it or copy the target, then open the NAS online and paste it into the download extension that way...so its possible but a pain.

    The form data is nice and syncs to all my devices. When I was on Edge, I never saw the ability to do this on my phone. I really don't remember it in the browser on my PC either. An example of how this was useful, last month I was entering a web contest everyday that I had to enter my name and address on. In Chrome, it took 1 click. In Edge, I had to type every piece of information.

    I was super hesitant of switching to Chrome, and if I didn't get an Android phone, I would have probably not switched. Heck, even on my Linux machine, I was running FireFox instead of Chrome because I was so anti-google (I probably would have run Lynx before I ran Chrome before).
    03-06-2016 11:28 AM
  2. Matt Dargis's Avatar
    If Edge ever get s an add blocker I'll start using it again. Edge on w10m though is awful. It's so damn slow, pages sometimes take a minute to load completely, and is full of adds as well.
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    03-06-2016 04:00 PM
  3. Jazmac's Avatar
    You don't have to tell me "fanboy" how great Edge is. You have to spend a little time training it as well as training on it. It is that diamond in the rough.
    03-06-2016 05:16 PM
  4. Jazmac's Avatar
    Edge.. Lol...

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

    And we're in 2016..
    I'm using IDM since Microsoft Edge is now supported.
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    03-06-2016 05:18 PM
  5. Lumious's Avatar
    You don't have to tell me "fanboy" how great Edge is. You have to spend a little time training it as well as training on it. It is that diamond in the rough.
    Steinge! I was wond
    Wheyou were goingto cout of the l!

    Typed thion edge for my Surface pro 22!
    03-06-2016 05:28 PM
  6. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I guess there's a new saying in town "chrome or go home".

    Yah it's much better in redstone build so far. But I just can't give up on lack of plugins.

    I should say that the twitter app at the store is actually pretty good. I would give it a try. It's still not completely finished and will roll out more features but I have been using it and it's fine. There's also some amazing 3rd party apps with so many features they will make your sphincter pucker up. Tweet It!, Fenice for Twitter, etc..
    03-06-2016 05:32 PM
  7. Jazmac's Avatar
    Steinge! I was wond
    Wheyou were goingto cout of the l!

    Typed thion edge for my Surface pro 22!
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    03-06-2016 06:15 PM
  8. Lumious's Avatar
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    Now i am back on my main PC in Chrome. I wanted to see what my post would come out like if i just typed exactly what i wanted without going back and fixing it. That shows you right there how bad Edge is on this website. I EVEN typed nice and slow giving Edge a chance to catch up on the key strokes and made sure i spelled everything correctly. And still the result was:

    Steinge! I was wond
    Wheyou were goingto cout of the l!

    Typed thion edge for my Surface pro 22!


    It would have taken me 5+ minutes just to type a couple sentences if i went back and fixed everything. Now that i am on Chrome on PC i will fix it. What i was trying to say was this:

    Stringer! I was wondering when you were going to come out of the lurch!

    Typed this on edge for my Surface Pro 2!
    03-06-2016 06:27 PM
  9. Jazmac's Avatar
    Now i am back on my main PC in Chrome. I wanted to see what my post would come out like if i just typed exactly what i wanted without going back and fixing it. That shows you right there how bad Edge is on this website. I EVEN typed nice and slow giving Edge a chance to catch up on the key strokes and made sure i spelled everything correctly. And still the result was:

    Steinge! I was wond
    Wheyou were goingto cout of the l!

    Typed thion edge for my Surface pro 22!


    It would have taken me 5+ minutes just to type a couple sentences if i went back and fixed everything. Now that i am on Chrome on PC i will fix it. What i was trying to say was this:

    Stringer! I was wondering when you were going to come out of the lurch!

    Typed this on edge for my Surface Pro 2!
    Doesn't seem like you did anything with your hosts file but let me ask, have you?
    03-06-2016 06:37 PM
  10. Mr Hyde's Avatar
    try this to solve the missing keystrokes on this forum. near the top right of the forum page there is a magenta "Tip Us On News" box with a black X. click the X and hide the ads. That's what fixed it for me.
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    03-06-2016 06:43 PM
  11. Lumious's Avatar
    try this to solve the missing keystrokes on this forum. near the top right of the forum page there is a magenta "Tip Us On News" box with a black X. click the X and hide the ads. That's what fixed it for me.
    Thanks ill try that.
    03-06-2016 06:48 PM
  12. Gungzwei's Avatar
    I gave up on Edge for the same reasons, but also...
    I use two printers. One for invoices and a shipping label printer. Edge is rather poor with printing and doesn't care anything about the defaults set in the print drivers.
    No matter which printer you use first, the page size carries over to the other printer. So I print 8.5"x11" on the inkjet, then when I print the shipping label I have to go into the selections in Edge to re-select 6"x5" for the label. Or vice versa.
    At least IE11 looks at the default paper size.

    On my phone Edge is so frustrating. Especially when it won't play HTML5 video. Which Microsoft main proponent for.
    03-06-2016 07:46 PM
  13. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    Originally posted by cracgor
    Originally Posted by Sagar Limaye
    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.
    In addition swipe gestures for back and forward, the gestures for dragging tabs work better in chrome. Pinch to zoom and scrolling works in both. Not sure what other touch gestures I should be looking at. I think that would mean 50% of the touch gestures I know about work on Chrome but not Edge.
    Both browsers can do basic touch gestures. However, IMO, touch is much smoother and more intuitive in Edge. Buttons and options are well spaced out. Scrolling a page is more fluid than Chrome. I remember once Chrome was crashing every time I used it with touch. Idk if they fixed it now, but I really prefer to use Edge with touch over Chrome. It just feels right.
    Originally posted by cracgor
    More important things that I like are being able to fill out form data and of course the extensions. I just got a new NAS, and I can manage it with extensions in Chrome, but not Edge. So if there is something online I'd like to download directly to my NAS, I can do it in chrome. If I want to do it in Edge, I either have to download it to my computer then upload it or copy the target, then open the NAS online and paste it into the download extension that way...so its possible but a pain.
    I don't really use extensions that much, so I don't miss extension support in Edge. I just want AdBlock, that's it.

    Originally posted by cracgor
    I was super hesitant of switching to Chrome, and if I didn't get an Android phone, I would have probably not switched. Heck, even on my Linux machine, I was running FireFox instead of Chrome because I was so anti-google (I probably would have run Lynx before I ran Chrome before).
    Ah, on Linux, I much prefer Chrome. Firefox is bad.
    Last edited by Sagar Limaye; 03-07-2016 at 06:32 AM.
    03-07-2016 02:25 AM
  14. codemasterblackperl's Avatar
    I have no love for either Edge, Firefox or Chrome.

    I found problems in all these browsers.

    Chrome wont display some elements when I tried to use netbanking or online payment. So for those purposes I have to use Edge. but Edge is very slow on some websites.

    So this is what I mostly do.

    Edge: Online banking, outlook
    Chrome: Gmail, Facebook, Youtube, Forums
    Firefox: Download things, browse through non https sites
    03-07-2016 02:52 AM
  15. Jazmac's Avatar
    I have no love for either Edge, Firefox or Chrome.

    I found problems in all these browsers.

    Chrome wont display some elements when I tried to use netbanking or online payment. So for those purposes I have to use Edge. but Edge is very slow on some websites.

    So this is what I mostly do.

    Edge: Online banking, outlook
    Chrome: Gmail, Facebook, Youtube, Forums
    Firefox: Download things, browse through non https sites
    Say what? Man, how does that look surfing the net?
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    Guytronic and WinCoffee like this.
    03-07-2016 08:21 AM
  16. jmshub's Avatar
    I try Edge, but without a few key extensions, I can't use use it for a lot.

    My goto browser is Firefox, with LastPass and NoScript.
    03-07-2016 08:21 AM
  17. eusty's Avatar
    If Edge ever get s an add blocker I'll start using it again. Edge on w10m though is awful. It's so damn slow, pages sometimes take a minute to load completely, and is full of adds as well.
    But it's better than IE on WP8.1.....
    03-07-2016 08:46 AM
  18. William Bergmann's Avatar
    I always tell people in threads like this...

    Check out Vivaldi. it's the old Opera team developing a Chrome fork. The only thing it's really lacking at this point is profile syncing.
    03-07-2016 09:01 AM
  19. Euell Gibbons's Avatar
    I always tell people in threads like this...

    Check out Vivaldi. it's the old Opera team developing a Chrome fork. The only thing it's really lacking at this point is profile syncing.
    Ughhhh! As a long-time Opera fan, I tried out that browser, but could never get past the butt-ugliness of it. I'm still rocking the old pre-Chrome-Sellout Opera, and it still beats everything else in town.
    03-07-2016 09:30 AM
  20. eusty's Avatar
    As a long-time Opera fan, I tried out that browser, but could never get past the butt-ugliness of it.
    Me too. I used Opera for years as my go to browser, but then they decided to change the rendering engine and lose all the good bit's they invented over the years Tried Vivaldi ages ago, but wasn't really impressed, so i use FF now.
    03-07-2016 09:42 AM
  21. eddlang's Avatar
    I am a Microsoft Fanboy
    Just one thing though. You do NOT want to call yourself a "fanboy". Have you looked up what that word means.

    It means: "a fan of a certain thing who is utterly stupid and completely lacks logic and reason."

    The word that you want to use is simply "fan".
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    03-07-2016 09:44 AM
  22. Jakoh's Avatar
    The new browser on Windows mobile 10 is blistering fast on the 640 XL, thats saying a lot.
    03-07-2016 11:48 AM
  23. toneofark's Avatar
    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.
    HA!!! "Platform Politics." Given the similarities today, it's the perfect term.
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    03-07-2016 12:24 PM
  24. realwarder's Avatar
    Edge without a hosts adblocking file is terrible, but really so is the Internet. Even Firefox and Chrome are slow with ads.

    Get a hosts file from somewhere like this Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File

    All browsers benefit from a much faster Internet. All without a plugin.

    To me, Edge is now finally faster than IE in the latest cumulative update. But getting extensions support is required to make it a modern browser.
    03-07-2016 01:06 PM
  25. mmcpher's Avatar
    YVMV, in fact, they do. Edge on a desktop for me is clean and fast and bright. The only big, and I mean BIG negative is that you can't use ad-ons or plug-ins, at least not during the long now of Microsoft. On my phone, OTOH, I still have intermittent rendering issues, and often the font is stubbornly tiny. I have also noticed that since using Edge, I haven't had nearly as many pop-ups, malware, etc. Maybe a once or twice a week I will come across a sight where Edge causes some issue, such as snot allowing me to upload a necessary file, etc. So I simply launch either Firefox, Chrome or even old IE and get it done. Regardless of which alternate browser I've chosen in those instances, I experience no sense of nostalgia for them, and revert to Edge. It just looks better and loads faster.
    03-07-2016 01:50 PM
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