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Microsoft Edge

Post by Firefly » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:57 pm

Having just got used to Windows 10, I now find that Edge has been changed during updates. Has this happened to anyone else, and how are you finding it ? It has left me confused.

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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by The Aquila » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:40 pm

I did notice that Update but personally I don’t use edge, my default browser is google chrome as I find it quicker

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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by Uncle D » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:59 pm

I don't use it either, I use Chrome as well
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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by trevnhil » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:10 pm

The Aquila wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:40 pm
I did notice that Update but personally I don’t use edge, my default browser is google chrome as I find it quicker
I want and use Chrome as well... But Edge keeps starting up Grrrrr
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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by Firefly » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:27 pm

Can you stop Edge at all ? Like Trevor, it comes up automatically on my laptop..
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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by The Aquila » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:14 pm

If you go into settings you should be able to select chrome as a default which will stop it from popping up...

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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by trevnhil » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:17 pm

Is it possible to delete Edge from a laptop, or would that be a silly thing to do.. ?
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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by Road Warrior » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:06 pm

Not something that I'd recommend as it's not just a simple uninstall, much easier just to make Chrome your default browser :

https://support.google.com/chrome/answe ... ktop&hl=en
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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by Dominic » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:09 am

I normally use Chrome but have to say the new Edge is very fast. More stable than chrome too, on my machine, anyway.

Plus, one of the affiliate sites I use that only worked on Opera, of all things, now also works on Edge.
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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by PhotoLady » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:56 am

I use multiple browsers for different things....
All our business and financials are on Firefox.
Personal browsing and shopping on Chrome.
I mainly use Edge for non important emails I've clicked through, any other important email links I right click and copy/paste to the relevant browser.
Sometimes I use Opera for comparing holiday and flight prices.
I've recently started trialling Brave - it was a recommended browser for no tracking and faster browsing. I quite like this one but currently keep it for a couple of Facebook groups which I Admin under a different name than my other fb account and general searches.
All of the above browsers are open at the same time when I login to my laptop with the exception of Opera as that's an infrequently used one.
Can't say as I've had any real issues with Edge since the update but I've always found it clunky and some pages/sites have just never performed well on there.
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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by Firefly » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:57 pm

Thank you all for your replies and suggestions.

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Re: Microsoft Edge

Post by Devil » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:08 pm

I have never seriously used any Microsoft offering of browser or email client. I started with Netscape and automatically went on to Firefox at the change. I cannot say that I am delighted with it, nor can I say that I was delighted on the various trials I made with at least 10 browsers or email clients. For my simple mind they are all far too complex with the bells and whistles that they offer for very little benefit to the average user. The writers of the softwares unfortunately are constantly vying against each other to try and win a few more users.

One reason I use Firefox is that I believe that the security is better than the other major browsers. This is because it is open source and not in the hands of any of the big conglomerates that all have their own donkeys to beat, especially with the money which can corrupt security.

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