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  1. MatthewR413's Avatar
    So I know many people aren't thrilled with Edge with its lack of extensions and sometimes quirky handling of some sites. Chrome is hands down the most popular, but what do you use as your other browser that's either your daily driver or your back-up when Edge just won't do it?
    08-07-2017 07:36 AM
  2. ScubaDog's Avatar
    My primary is Edge (I do NOT use extensions, period) and my backup is IE11. I refuse to use Chrome. I already feel dirty using YouTube, but I don't use Google's other trash.
    08-08-2017 09:35 AM
  3. brunoadduarte's Avatar
    Firefox is my main. Been using it since my college days and never looked back. When I changed from IE to FF, I went back and forth between Chrome and FF. Chrome annoys the hell outta me so I won't be caught dead using it. My backup is Edge and it's enough for me... I only need it about once a month.
    08-08-2017 09:37 AM
  4. Sammy the Spider's Avatar
    I use Edge as my back up to Firefox. For me Edge has become quite stable in recent updates.
    08-08-2017 09:38 AM
  5. realwarder's Avatar
    IE is my backup for Edge. A few Microsoft sites still don't work in Edge (e.g. Intune). IE works in those cases. Firefox is my third tier backup, in a VM, rarely used.
    08-08-2017 09:38 AM
  6. spaceOpia1's Avatar
    I mostly use Edge, but often fallback on chrome, for it (Google) has better search results. That said, I mostly try Edge (with Bing) first.
    But for the UI and the overall experience with Windows, I prefer Edge.
    08-08-2017 09:39 AM
  7. vinca andrei's Avatar
    chrome - for web development - nice debugger. I don't use it for daily use, so it's easier to clear the cookies and all data for debuging debugging and... debugging.
    Opera - for facebook, spam sites and daily use
    Firefox - for internet banking. I keep it clean without extensions and used just for internet banking (for security reasons).
    Edge - From time to time when I try to remember why I don't use edge
    08-08-2017 09:47 AM
  8. Elky64's Avatar
    On PC my primary browser is Firefox with my back-up being... wait for it... Internet Explorer. This on Windows 7 & 10. Don't really like Edge as it hasn't handled some web pages or documents well for my liking.

    And on mobile, stumbled across BlueSky Browser which works really well for my needs - Edge was somewhat sluggish and not all that intuitive IMHO.

    So only use Edge if absolutely necessary or it comes into play as the default.
    08-08-2017 09:51 AM
  9. ryanlrobinson's Avatar
    I essentially use different browsers for different accounts so I don't have to switch between them (Google's switcher is great, but Microsoft's not as quick).

    Chrome gets the heaviest lifting including being logged in to my main work Office365 services, my main personal Outlook.com, and my main personal Google really only used for YouTube. The value of the extensions outweighs my general dislike of Google-y things.

    Firefox I use for my independent small business and an online network I do a lot of tech work for, which is another Office365, another Outlook.com, and another Google account.

    Edge I use to login to client Office365 services, e.g. building SharePoint sites. Sometimes IE for those odd features of SharePoint which only work in IE still.

    I tried to make Opera the personal use browser when I first started this system but laziness ultimately kicked in and that merged with Chrome as the work browser since there weren't conflicting account types to worry about.
    08-08-2017 09:57 AM
  10. FirstWatt's Avatar
    Edge, and Opera.
    08-08-2017 09:59 AM
  11. davidraywilson's Avatar
    Vivaldi is my only browser of choice. It's the only one I've used that's reliable enough for my daily tasks as a web developer. Edge dev tools are a joke, Chrome takes up more ram than all other apps combined, and FireFox has been displaying a lot of web pages incorrectly lately. Opera would be my only secondary choice.

    https://vivaldi.com
    08-08-2017 10:13 AM
  12. bluefoam's Avatar
    Chrome, because it shares across my laptop, phone and tablet... I don't have to care what device I'm using, my information is just there... Haven't opened edge yet...
    08-08-2017 10:18 AM
  13. xFalk's Avatar
    At home, Edge is my primary and Firefox is my backup. At work I still use Firefox as a backup but am still currently stuck with Windows 7, so IE 11 is my primary there.
    08-08-2017 10:19 AM
  14. Cryio's Avatar
    PC: Opera with Edge backup
    SP4: Edge with Opera backup
    08-08-2017 10:27 AM
  15. froi francisco's Avatar
    So I know many people aren't thrilled with Edge with its lack of extensions and sometimes quirky handling of some sites. Chrome is hands down the most popular, but what do you use as your other browser that's either your daily driver or your back-up when Edge just won't do it?
    Firefox is pretty capable browser. I use it at work as it is more stable handling multiple tabs compared with Chrome (from my experience). I wish my answer was Edge but after 2 years of Edge development + the YEARS of experience developing + the years of seeing Chrome successfully overtakes IE, Edge is still not ready even as a backup... ☹
    08-08-2017 10:30 AM
  16. garisa's Avatar
    If Microsoft actually did a good job with Edge you wouldn't need a backup browser. For that reason I've switched from Edge to Firefox, which used to be my backup browser. I just got bored of doing stuff in Edge, and now and then to jumping into another browser to get things done. Edge still doesn't have the "copy image location" option for example. To bad Edge had been out for two years now, and we still can't really on it as on our primary.

    Sent from mTalk on Windows phone
    08-08-2017 10:34 AM
  17. Mike Hamill1's Avatar
    So I know many people aren't thrilled with Edge with its lack of extensions and sometimes quirky handling of some sites. Chrome is hands down the most popular, but what do you use as your other browser that's either your daily driver or your back-up when Edge just won't do it?
    I use Edge 99% of the time. On the odd occasion that I have to use another browser, I always use Opera!! 😊
    08-08-2017 10:40 AM
  18. ad47uk's Avatar
    I use cent and that is it, Edge is installed because Ms do not allow it to be uninstalled, just like IE, but I do not use it.
    Edge is an awful browser.
    08-08-2017 11:00 AM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    My backup is IE or Chrome, depending on whether I just need another browser or a Chrome-specific extension.
    08-08-2017 11:12 AM
  20. Vikram Dinesh's Avatar
    So I know many people aren't thrilled with Edge with its lack of extensions and sometimes quirky handling of some sites. Chrome is hands down the most popular, but what do you use as your other browser that's either your daily driver or your back-up when Edge just won't do it?
    Internet explorer.
    08-08-2017 11:33 AM
  21. HeyCori's Avatar
    Vivaldi on my desktops. Edge on my tablet because it has a Atom z8850 and struggles with other browsers. It's also more touch friendly.
    08-08-2017 11:34 AM
  22. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    Chrome is main.

    Edge is backup, and it sucks.
    08-08-2017 01:12 PM
  23. efektos's Avatar
    FF is my main across all of my computers, and I use Chrome (ugghhh) as backup, since I find that most sites which won't behave correctly on FF, will work well on Chrome.
    Being a developer myself, I can imagine why's that - a lot of developers are being lazy to check cross-browser compatibility of their web applications, and since most developers (which I know of, anyway) use Chrome - this is the (sad) result...
    08-08-2017 03:08 PM
  24. Cosmin Petrenciuc's Avatar
    My default browser is Edge and I use Chrome as backup.
    08-08-2017 03:51 PM
  25. IndyJG's Avatar
    My default browser is Opera with Edge or Internet Explorer as my backup. The lone exception is my Surface 3 where I tend to use Edge mainly with Opera as the backup.
    08-08-2017 03:54 PM
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