Edge Browser

User avatar
RonH
SilverLounger
Posts: 1845
Joined: 02 Mar 2010, 16:53
Location: An Aussie in Norway

Edge Browser

Post by RonH »

Anyone yet preferring W10 Edge browser over Chrome as their default?
I am using Chrome which I find very good but I have taken another look at Edge just to be sure. Can't see any operational advantages. Am I missing something?
CYa Ron
W11 pc, Android toys.
The only reason we have the 4th dimension of Time is so that everything does not happen at once.

User avatar
HansV
Administrator
Posts: 74787
Joined: 16 Jan 2010, 00:14
Status: Microsoft MVP
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

Re: Edge Browser

Post by HansV »

Edge is not a bad browser, but it's not yet ready for prime time in my opinion.
- It's way less customizable than Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
- Support for add-ons/plugins is still very limited.
- Last time I tried to use it intensively, in December 2016, it crashed a lot.
Regards,
Hans

User avatar
RonH
SilverLounger
Posts: 1845
Joined: 02 Mar 2010, 16:53
Location: An Aussie in Norway

Re: Edge Browser

Post by RonH »

Thanks Hans.
Setting up Favourites across the top bar is also a pain. And if you open a top folder (within which are sub folders) then to open a sub folder you have to click on it. This then opens in a side bar. Think I will stick with Chrome ... so easy to open sub folders with mouse.
CYa Ron
W11 pc, Android toys.
The only reason we have the 4th dimension of Time is so that everything does not happen at once.

grovelli
4StarLounger
Posts: 517
Joined: 26 Jan 2010, 15:14

Re: Edge Browser

Post by grovelli »

With Windows fall creators update Edge has finally come of age and then some!(IMHO)
F11 full screen now works, it's fast and I've yet to see it crash, you can make notes on pages...the only downside I see is the fact, compared to Internet Explorer, you can't drag items from history to a folder. Any workaround?

User avatar
HansV
Administrator
Posts: 74787
Joined: 16 Jan 2010, 00:14
Status: Microsoft MVP
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

Re: Edge Browser

Post by HansV »

How do you do that? In Internet Explorer, I cannot drag items from History to anywhere else. Nothing happens.
Regards,
Hans

grovelli
4StarLounger
Posts: 517
Joined: 26 Jan 2010, 15:14

Re: Edge Browser

Post by grovelli »


User avatar
HansV
Administrator
Posts: 74787
Joined: 16 Jan 2010, 00:14
Status: Microsoft MVP
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

Re: Edge Browser

Post by HansV »

Thanks, I hadn't expanded the site (I never use History).

This seems to be a limitation of Edge, I haven't been able to find a workaround. It's up to you to decide whether that is a show-stopper or not...
Regards,
Hans