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  1. petvas72's Avatar
    I am seeing a lot of posts regarding Edge and how it lacks features, or how things do not work as expected to. Of course it is the nature of forums that people come to complain or ask for help on issues they are facing, but I was wondering, are there people here that are happy with Edge?
    Do you use it as your default browser? What are your impressions?
    11-30-2016 06:29 AM
  2. Rosebank's Avatar
    Yes I like it, for me its quick and snappy, default browser yes, the only fault or complaint I have with it is getting reading list to sync, I like to save pages for reading later, I add them to reading list on 1 device but they don't sync to other devices I might be using and decide to read the saved item on a different device like my phone,
    when Edge first rolled out on production builds I noticed a RAM leak, pages would allocate RAM until there was no RAM left, FB was the worst offender/tab (Facebook) this seems to have been fixed, I have not had an EDGE crash in over 2 months now but at the beginning it was a mess for me.
    11-30-2016 06:34 AM
  3. wolfee48's Avatar
    I am very pleased with Edge. Always works well for me and doesn't crash. The Edge extensions are great!
    11-30-2016 09:06 AM
  4. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    I am very pleased, but I want a version for iOS.
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    11-30-2016 10:19 AM
  5. sinime's Avatar
    I've been using it daily at home. Work is another story, still on Win7... Anyhow, for the most part, I like it. There have been a few instances where something wasn't working so I'd pull up the site in question on IE or Firefox to see if it was an Edge issue or just a site issue. The majority of the times, it comes down to an issue with the site as the same problem exists in other browsers. So much so, I've started to not check other browsers unless it's something I need to try and get through right then and there.
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    11-30-2016 11:01 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    I'm back on Windows 8.1 so nope. It doesn't match what's on my phone either so the benefit isn't as there as it was with IE when I used WP8.1.
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    11-30-2016 12:07 PM
  7. petvas72's Avatar
    I have an HTC 10, so I am using Chrome there, but I do not really care about syncing open tabs and reading lists between devices. I do most of my serious surfing on my Surface Book. Today I had performance issues when streaming to my Sony TV from the pocket casts website. Apart from that I am happy using Edge (for the moment). I still do not know if I will end up using it on the long run, since Chrome (and other browsers) offer more functionality. I like the looks of Edge and its text rendering.
    11-30-2016 01:31 PM
  8. etphoto's Avatar
    I use it daily on my desktop, surface 3 and phone. I like it. However, for some reason on my Surface it routinely has to recover which is irritating.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    11-30-2016 02:07 PM
  9. sonicmotion's Avatar
    I don't mind it, but Chrome is still my goto browser. If I had a windows phone, then I would probably use edge exculsivly, since I have an iphone I need a browser that I can use on both devices.
    11-30-2016 03:24 PM
  10. StayClassy101's Avatar
    I've found edge a breeze to use and enjoy it's loading speeds. Especially when I don't have great reception and I'm looking for directions. It's a life saver
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    11-30-2016 03:44 PM
  11. petvas72's Avatar
    I am starting to think going back to Chrome. Sometimes Edge will get unresponsive, or it will not render a page correctly. I was trying to translate something with Google translate, and suddenly Edge stopped being responsive. Chrome of course had no issue whatsoever with the same text. I am sure that Edge is a very promising browser, but I will go back to Chrome for the moment. I will check back Edge when a new update becomes available.

    Update: I wanted to come back here and write that I would like to give Edge another chance, but then Edge could not load the windowscentral page correctly! How about that? It is really a shame, since Edge has really some nice features and is deeply integrated in Windows 10.
    Last edited by petvas72; 12-01-2016 at 02:37 PM.
    12-01-2016 02:27 PM
  12. Demian Mioc's Avatar
    Edge lacks lots of features, already present in other browsers. MSFT should keep IE and slowly replace it with Edge. Almost a year and still this browser isn't finished. Don't get me wrong, I love that browser and use it daily, Ask Cortana is awesome feature and extremely useful, making me productive even more. But there is room for lots of improvements and new features in Edge, settings look kind of ugly and not very convenient for use, extensions are really few in the store, crashing Edge or they just plainly suck. Pop up blocker is a hit and miss, and downloads, heh, they tend to freeze at some point, forcing me to download them again. Once again, I love Edge, but fix your s+++ MSFT! :)
    xandros9, dgr_874, IJPI and 1 others like this.
    12-02-2016 08:17 AM
  13. MBGrammer's Avatar
    I've not asked much of it, and it's delivering so far. I'm still very wary after bad IE episodes.
    12-02-2016 10:33 AM
  14. Kong I's Avatar
    Edge so far has been good with the loading speed and it's interface, very fluid to me.

    EXCEPT, I can't stay logged in to some website,e.g "nairaland". Am asking here if there is a work around to it? Plus they need to work on the download part. It seem not to download files completely. Perhaps there is a limit to it's downloads?
    12-02-2016 12:43 PM
  15. digitaldd's Avatar
    Edge is OK, biggest issue I have with it is whenever I go to a very advertising heavy website it tends to lockup and need to recover the page.The same sites with Chrome will usually just slow the computer to a crawl and with Firefox or Opera bog the machine down only a little. This is without any adblockers being used.
    12-06-2016 09:47 AM
  16. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    Opera has been my default browser for about a year now and IE before that for a long time.

    I shifted to EDGE about a month ago because the latest update for Opera made the program freeze occasionally even after reinstalling it.

    Still love Opera, and in my mind it's still my default browser but have been using EDGE with no issue.
    Also installed AdBlock for quicker loads, Windows Central loads quickly on EDGE for me. For casual browsing it's up to the task, even my brother shifted from Chrome to EDGE some months ago.
    12-09-2016 01:14 PM
  17. Danobe's Avatar
    The thing that I don't like, and is the reason I don't use it as my daily driver is that I can't select numerous bookmarks and open them or move them. In other words, I'd like it if there was a good way to sort and use the bookmarks.
    I went back to FF (64bit) and I am once again enjoying browsing. Edge is very promising, and I'll check back once in a while to see how it works. Which reminds me, I just received an OS update, so maybe there is an update to edge as well in the coming days.
    12-09-2016 02:21 PM
  18. petvas72's Avatar
    After a couple of days using Edge, I am fine with it, but I also see that it has issues that could make people stay away from Edge. Sometimes printing does not work. Some websites have rendering issues on Edge (for example engadget.com). Still, I prefer the way Edge displays and renders text on my Surface Book and this is the reason I am still using it.
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    12-09-2016 03:23 PM
  19. editguy's Avatar
    Additional Bing rewards when using Edge. Enough said.
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    12-09-2016 03:59 PM
  20. petvas72's Avatar
    Additional Bing rewards when using Edge. Enough said.
    No Bing rewards here in Germany, so that applies only to US.
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    12-09-2016 05:14 PM
  21. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi the title of this thread "Is anybody happy with Edge" Yes I'm very happy with edge. That's because I don't use it. I'm a die hard, and I'll never give up my Firefox no matter how many bad reports it gets. LMAO! I gave edge a shot and it stopped working. It said it stopped working. but I couldn't tell that it had. I'm sure MS will get the bugs out soon. Until I can see where there's a big improvement over Firefox, I'm staying with my Firefox!
    12-09-2016 05:26 PM
  22. Phil93's Avatar
    Happy for day to day browsing use, especially like the easy to use project to screen option to cast YouTube and other media to my TV without adds. Real shame that's missing from the mobile version. On occasions when I have to open a site in IE or Chrome for compatibility reasons it really hits home just how slick and modern edge is.
    12-09-2016 05:44 PM
  23. DennisvdG's Avatar
    I don't have any real issues with Edge. The only thing I can think of is that Discord doesn't support Edge, but I'd rather use teamspeak anyway. I'm not a power user though...
    12-09-2016 06:21 PM
  24. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Well I was a Chrome user, but sooner than later was too heavy and failing with a lot of stuff, after that I started using Edge for some tasks and webs but I finally kind of give up and now using Opera.

    Not because it's bad, but because Opera did the job I wanted better.

    I think it depends of what do you browse more than the browser itself.
    12-10-2016 01:10 AM
  25. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    Completely disgusted with Edge on my phone and laptop. Actually runs best on my Surface 3. But always slow, freezing, takes 10 seconds to close a tab, memory leaks. Even with that, due to being a glutton for punishment, I kept using it. It used to sync my favorites except that it would duplicate every favorite and every favorite folder. I had would have 2 of every single favorite and folder I ever created. Then it stopped syncing and I was left with 3 devices with 3 different sets of favorites. Then after I deleted the favorites from my laptop in the hopes it would cause Edge to sync again, it ended up syncing in reverse with my Surface and deleted all of the favorites on there as well. Absolute trash.
    mikepalma and Mesbah like this.
    12-10-2016 01:25 AM
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