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    QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Yay or nay for Microsoft's revamped window to the web?
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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    One feature I like so far is being able to login to the browser with multiple accounts. For example, I can login to my personal account but also login to my work O365 account and see all of my synced bookmarks. I am led to believe multiple accounts can also be operated simultaneously in Firefox (my preferred browser to date) but have not discovered how to do this.

    As an average user, seems as snappy and responsive as Chrome. Obviously, far more responsive than IE and previous Edge.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    I switched a long time ago. Chrome has become so bloated in the past few years, and I find that my memory & CPU usage has dropped, battery life has increased on my surface, and well..it just works.

    Much happier, I've no desire to return to Chrome.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    I'll stick to firefox but it is not bad and the UI is good. I use it as a secondary browser when things are broken using firefox.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Just switched this evening (I was using Edge as my primary browser on this laptop anyway). A couple of quick observations from a resource point of view:

    Memory usage on gmail is suddenly massively lower. My gmail tab used to rapidly exceed 500MB on old Edge. Not on Chromium edge though. Hmmm....

    Disk writes are ridiculous. Just like Chrome, several edge processes are continuously writing cache to disk. Poking around it seems to be something to do with cookies, although why they're being constantly updated on disk I have no idea. But I've been using it around half an hour and it's already pushed out > 1GB of disk writes. I mean, wut?!

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Pretty impressed. The read aloud feature is actually really neat. When they offer more voices and less robotic ones I think ill use it a lot more. Its nice to go to a page select the text>right click>read aloud and go back to working on whatever you were working on.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    I am impressed so far... no issues, runs fast and seems more than fine...will keep at it...

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Pretty good so far and you can install extensions like ublock
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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Much happier, I've no desire to return to Chrome.
    Well, you just did though now with a Microsoft skin and with new domains for receiving telemetry..

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    The only time I'll use it is after a fresh windows install to get to the Ninite website where I will download Firefox & Chrome.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Not used it and not likely to. My Windows PCs don't need a browser, and it'd be weird running almost anything MS on Linux.

    But if I was up for it, my primary concern (what a shock) would be a browser strong in privacy, non-retention of history, non-tracking, etc, so unless it matches the best I can find of those it'd be a no.

    Bear in mind I don't spend much time online, and most of it is here. I don't bank online, very rarely shop onljne, don't use any social media (unless you count here, which I don't) and don't even really use email (last checked it about, erm, 4 months ago maybe 6 months).

    So, any browser is a low priority, let alone an MS one.
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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Pretty good so far and you can install extensions like ublock
    TBF, you could install Ublock Origin on Edge before.

    Edit: Anyone know if it has swipe to go back/forward like current edge does?
    Last edited by loftie; 25-01-2020 at 01:46 PM.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Awesome, couldn't say I ever noticed it or found it before but good news.
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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Personally I'm sticking with Firefox but I have to say that it is better than the previous version of Edge, but could Edge have gotten to the same point?
    We're still reviewing from a Corporate perspective, but so far nothing seems to have broken.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Only way I'd ever use this is if was in a fresh windows install and I'd only use it to download firefox anyway.

    Ive never liked edge or chrome.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Microsoft's Edge Chromium browser?

    Haven't used it. Should I have?

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