Microsoft Edge *spin-off from Consoles*

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  1. Grall

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    When opening a bookmark folder from the bookmark bar, the contents of the folder scrolls slightly before coming to a stop.

    ...WHY.

    It's been doing this since launch version of this shitty browser (verified occurring on two completely separate PCs) and it's friggin' annoying. Also, when middle mouse button-clicking a bookmark, the menu doesn't close automatically. Instead the open menu eats the next mouse click, forcing you to click AGAIN to perform the task you actually desired in the first place. This is completely at odds with how windows has worked since forever basically. Same thing happens when you click on one folder in the bookmarks bar to open it, then try to click on a different folder; the open folder eats the mouse click.

    WHY!!!!!

    *explodes into a cloud of vapor*
     
  2. Grall

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    Ok, I quit trying to use Edge, because it's a genuine piece of shit browser. Seriously, it is SO SO BAD. Easily worst I have ever used, in modern times (not counting the attempts at browsing I ran on my ancient Amiga in the mid-90s before getting my first PC.)

    I suppose IE11 is behind Edge these days, because it's a deprecated piece of software, so like I said: worst modern browser.

    Seriously, what a genuine piece of crap this is. Truly an embarrassment for Microsoft, and a blight on the internet as a whole.
     
  3. Malo

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    On a workstation in my office I have for personal browsing and music and such, it was using Edge to read PDFs. A simple 2Mb PDF with an image background it would literally take 10+ seconds to show the 2nd page after scrolling down. Opening the same PDF in Chrome, <1s for the same page.
     
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    What finally tipped the scales for me was browser tabs crashing from pressing enter to create an empty line in a text input box like this one, on a site comments page. (!!!)
    <<<---Like this one right here (ignore this text :p)​
    Fuggin CRASHED. From pressing enter!!! Repeatably, consistently. Also, could not use arrow keys to navigate cursor between paragraphs of text either. Unbelievable! How hard is it to just get a text input box to work properly?!
     
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    One minor thing in Edge's favor. When using browsers for viewing PDFs, if the PDF has fields, checkboxes etc, you can't save it in Chrome. Edge allows you to save it once you've filled in information.
     
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    the browser that's saving my ass now is Internet Explorer. I wonder why other browsers don't have the option to disable multimedia content, such as video or images. I am on a Vodafone 80GBs metered connection and IE is the only browser where I can disable multimedia, afaik. With only 9.8GB left and 14 days to go until the 80GBs are renewed, it's the browser I am using to write this message.

    The new Brave web browser sounds interesting btw.
     
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    Opera 12 had option to not load images or show only cached and load any by a click. Vivaldi browser (successor to Opera 12) seems to have it, but it does not work same way. Also there is an extension for Firefox.
     
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    Brave is a bellow avereage browser to put it mildly.

    But its ideea of rewarding sites you visit more often is really cool. Which is why I'm kinda stuck with it
     
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    hmmmm thanks, I use opera several hours a day, just to open "normal" pages, haha, and I didn't know about that feature. Might keep Opera as it is and use Firefox with that extension instead... What's the name of the extension?
     
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    surely that’s possible with Firefox and prolly chrome as well
     
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    another point for Edge. It's probably one of the best free ePUB readers out there. When reading EPUB files, Edge has a very cool and easy to use interface, with a comfortable on the eyes background color and fonts. Compared to plain PDFs, the text adjusts automatically based on the width and height of the window where you are reading a book.

    Also, blocks of code in programming books are wrapped in a box so you can scroll them up and down freely -although this system still needs work, some blocks of code appear in a box, others don't-. Gotta add that EPUB files are better to read than PDF, imho
     
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    newest windows insider build has a big fat beta strapped across the edge icon.
     
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    I still don't like Edge any more than I did before, but, I do like the new subtle graphical touch that they added to it which you only notice in certain cases.. There's a subtle grey shading circle that follows your mouse cursor which highlights the edges of boxes (like the address field) and buttons (which are invisible until the mouse gets near). It doesn't shade any non-interactive UI elements, however, which enhances its visual appeal and makes it easy to tell at a glance what you can interact with even if your mouse cursor isn't hovering directly over the interactive zone.

    It's a subtle but very satisfying effect. I'd like to see it incorporated into standard windows (explorer, for instance, doesn't have it but Calculator does). Maybe this is something limited to UWP apps?

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    Bad news, I use edge every day, its not my main browser (firefox) but I have it running in the background, though it does seem to suffer from pages stealing focus/making annoying sounds more than other browsers, also memory usage has greatly increased in the last few months.
    I was reading on arstechnica part of the reason why edge failed was its close coupling between browser & OS, if they done what the EU wanted & made it separate like firefox,chrome then perhaps it would of succeeded, which is hilarious when you think of it. Though that strategy did work out well for them years ago against netscape et al
     
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    Edge is also on Android. It's fast and has a nice interface. I like the easy bookmarks access from the navbar. Renders some pages a little off though. Funky text size variations mostly. Who knows what's under the hood there but this seems to indicate it isnt super attached to Windows after all.

    I was surprised to see how many Android apps MS has. They even have their own launcher. I guess since abandoning their own phone OS they have decided to invade Android.
     
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    That's really unfortunate as I'm not a fan of Chromium. Granted I've only tried Chrome and Opera. Then again, Edge was pretty far behind WRT to UI and other features, but also ahead in many ways (marking and sharing web pages, and some other things).

    Sigh. Wish they had never dropped IE.

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    I'm really happy Microsoft finally ditched EdgeHTML engine, instead of trying another rewrite/rebrand. It might come with outstanding power usage, but everything else about it looks like a glitchy underengineered piece of shit legacy code, which Microsoft was unable to fix for five consequtive years. Read the Feedback Hub, users don't have anything positive to say about Edge. This, in turn, puts the entire UWP platform in quite a bad light - because if Microsoft can't make a decent UWP app, why anyone else should even bother? (Though honestly, there haven't been any good reason to code against UWP at this point...)

    PS.
    Microsoft Edge, Chromium, and Blink FAQ
    https://windowscentral.com/faq-edge-chromium
     
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    According to Anandtech, already Chromium.
     
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    Said no one ever?
     
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