Microsoft Edge (Chromium Based)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by SAM-R, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. boyonthebus

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    Please do! That is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. boyonthebus

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    @MSMG @abbodi1406 Here I have registry script to make Chrome Canary Default with Regedit. Perhaps this can be adapted to make EdgeChromium Default in offline install?
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSHTML]
    "URL Protocol"=""
    @="Google Chrome Canary HTML Document"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSHTML\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Users\\YourUsernameHere\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome SxS\\Application\\chrome.exe,4"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSHTML\shell]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSHTML\shell\open]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSHTML\shell\open\command]
    @="\"C:\\Users\\YourUsernameHere\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome SxS\\Application\\chrome.exe\" -- \"%1\""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSURL]
    @="Google Chrome Canary URL"
    "FriendlyTypeName"="Google Chrome Canary URL"
    "URL Protocol"=""
    "EditFlags"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSURL\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Users\\YourUsernameHere\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome SxS\\Application\\chrome.exe,4"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSURL\shell]
    @="open"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSURL\shell\open]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromeSxSURL\shell\open\command]
    @="\"C:\\Users\\YourUsernameHere\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome SxS\\Application\\chrome.exe\" -- \"%1\""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec]
    @="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"
    "NoActivateHandler"=""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
    @="Google Chrome Canary"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
    @="WWW_OpenURL"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\http\UserChoice]
    "Progid"="ChromeSxSHTML"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\https\UserChoice]
    "Progid"="ChromeSxSHTML"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.htm]
    @="ChromeSxSHTML"
    "Content Type"="text/html"
    "PerceivedType"="text"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html]
    @="ChromeSxSHTML"
    "Content Type"="text/html"
    "PerceivedType"="text"
     
  3. Dude Guyman

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    ...Or the only one who cares? It was the latest Edge Enterprise x64 version, was 71 MB. Maybe it fetches more during install? But yeah, all the extracted "install packages" it left around were in the 240 MB each range, I assume after being extracted from the 71MB one. The install folder was ~650 MB and could be reduced to ~240 by deleting the left over installers. Not sure if it put more stuff (other than user data/profile folder) elsewhere, I imagine it did. Three "updater" services, two scheduled tasks to update like every 5 minutes or some sh%%. Ugh.

    My Firefox install folder is 183 MB (192,105,252 bytes), and I thought that was too big :D + the 24.4 MB Profile folder. Way smaller than Edge was. I have never had it leave any junk beyond that. I download the ~48 MB installer, install it and it creates that one folder. That's it. Edge was ~700 and probably a lot more elsewhere I never dug into. I did dig enough to realize it was only because it was the same files 3+ times though.
     
  4. kaljukass

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    In general, you are absolutely right. It is completely incomprehensible why they need to add so much junk because a clean browser really only has 187 MB (without updater) after installation. (Firefox is 186MB with updater).
     
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  5. abbodi1406

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    installer and setup directories are needed to reduce updates size (using delta patches)
    otherwise, the update will download full installer (~ 70 MB) each time
     
  6. windows builder

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    #2166 windows builder, Feb 7, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
    Microsoft Edge Stable 80.0.361.48 Released
    Microsoft Edge Canary 82.0.418.0 Released
     
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  7. aedthuio

    aedthuio MDL Novice

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    Hi guys! With W10 Home and Pro the following policies don't work (tested with the latest v80 stable version):

    DefaultSearchProviderEnabled
    DefaultSearchProviderName
    DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
    HomepageIsNewTabPage
    HomepageLocation
    NewTabPageLocation

    Have you got a solution to apply them?
     
  8. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    @aedthuio Wouldn't you like to explain a little about where and how you want to change or configure them.
     
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  9. Dude Guyman

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    #2169 Dude Guyman, Feb 8, 2020
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    Anyone figured out if you can import passwords? I can export them, but what on Earth is the point of that feature if there is no import? I found and enabled a "password import" setting under edge:\\flags, but it does not seem to do anything.

    Also, a little thing I noticed: If you are completely up to date on Windows Updates before installing this Edge, then check again after, it will 'reinstall' the last cumulative update (veeeery slowly on LTSB 1607). I guess there are some bits in there that it skips if no is Edge installed, or maybe it was because I removed IE11 at the same time.
     
  10. kaljukass

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    #2170 kaljukass, Feb 8, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2020
    1. don't look for, it is not there and never has been;
    2. in edge://flags not need to enable it, if it at some time in future should be appear, it will automatically appear also in settings.
    3. IE 11 not possible remove, it can be only hidden - it is one important component that is used by OS in background. I think, in future it will be hidden by default.
     
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  11. Dude Guyman

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    1. Brilliant. Export, but no Import. Kind of like having a coffee cup, but no coffee.
    2. That's what I figured, but in Brave? Dissenter? Both? You CAN import passwords by setting that flag (if you even have to do that). That's why I was hoping it would be in this Chrom-Edge
    3. Yeah, I just meant I did the Add/Remove features thing so it is 'disabled' or whatever.
     
  12. kaljukass

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    I investigated this issue - there is a bug in the pop up window of the Edge password page. They have changed it compared to other browsers and just have probably forgotten to add the "Import" button, other browsers have it.
    And the other browsers have option to hide "Import" button from flags or using Local State file.
    In Edge this button is missing at all.
     
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  13. Dude Guyman

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    Another thing I've learned. I hate "Favicons". I like my bookmarks to all have that generic little icon, not random custom ones scattered about. If you prefer the same:
    "C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Favicons"
    Delete the Favicons file, create a new text file and name it the same (no .txt), make it read only.

    If there's a better way, let me know.
     
  14. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    Read Only is a permission for user, not for system, ie system will store anyway the icons.
    So, You must change style, but currently I don't know, how it is possible on Chrome based browsers, because there is no public places for it. I know, there are some style editing extensions, but have never tested any of them.
     
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  15. boyonthebus

    boyonthebus MDL Addicted

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    My passwords are all synced with my account. They just magically appear.
     
  16. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    We aren't talking about syncing passwords, but about importing passwords from a file.
    More specifically to say, importing passwords from a Microsoft Edge Passwords.csv file.
    This is one of the basic features of the Chromium based browsers.
     
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  17. tistou77

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    This feature (import password) has been requested to MS, pending addition
     
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  18. DaoVanTrong

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  19. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    @DaoVanTrong
    • Everyone knows this for at least a month.
    • You should learn to post pictures and links as they are done
    • It would be nice if this post got done - a link as it should and a picture in the spoiler.
     
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  20. windows builder

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    Does anyone know when it will be possible to log in with your Google account?
     
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