Microsoft Edge (Chromium Based)

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  1. boyonthebus

    boyonthebus MDL Addicted

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    What I meant is that there really is no reason to import passwords, if they already sync.
     
  2. ch100

    ch100 MDL Senior Member

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    I have those policies working on an Active Directory domain and they work on all supported OS, or at least those tested by me and this is not only Windows 10, but Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 2012 R2, Windows Server 2019, Windows 10 1809 LTSC.
    The Homepage and NewTab policies do not apply or apply only partially on standalone/workgroup computers and I think this is documented behaviour.
    I still have to test the search policies on standalone.

    Other policy that seems to work somehow but does not show in the GUI correctly is "Set application locale".
    This one works in full only by combining it with some manual tweaking, which defeats the purpose of having a policy.
    Example:
    Set application locale to en-AU.
    In the GUI, en-GB is shown, but not en-AU, which strictly speaking is almost correct, although there are non-essential differences in showing the date for the 2 variations of the English language.
    If en-AU is added manually in the GUI, then the policy is shown as enforced as expected for en-AU, but the order which should be en-AU to the top is not shown.
    There is a file which can be seen with a text editor like Notepad++ "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Local State" where the settings can be seen as applying, regardless of the GUI but needs more testing, potentially for other localisations.
    This behaviour seems to be known from Chrome and is likely not specific to Edge Chromium.

    Note:
    There are 2 different aspects when it comes to browser localisation which need clarification.

    1. User interface language.
    2. Accept-Language request headers sent by the browser.
     
  3. Dude Guyman

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    After a few days tinkering with it, I have to say, not bad, but basically Brave is a better version of the same basic thing. Same annoyances, but less of them (import works for example). It's kind of like Microsoft put out a 'Volkswagon' to compete with a bunch of 'Porches'.
     
  4. kaljukass

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    Thinking of signing in with your Google Account on Microsoft?
    If so, I think as soon as Google has taken over all Microsoft.
    But if that goes on, as have been, then probably soon. Joining Ubuntu first, then the Chromium browser, maybe the next is user accounts connecting?
     
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  5. Micro

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    So anything going faster than something sitting still is far superior, right ? :rolleyes:

    j/k
     
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  6. toyo

    toyo MDL Senior Member

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    Curious if anyone can confirm increased ping in Edge, at least in speed tests. For some reason, in both the old Edge and the Chromium based on, the ping is always around 8, while in Vivaldi it's 1-2. Pretty much same extensions, just one tab open, similar test conditions, and it's not just a fluke, it's been consistent over months now. Wonder why, and also why it's true for both Edge variants.
     

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  7. tavrez

    tavrez MDL Senior Member

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    Is there anyway to make Edge update itself only when I'm opening it?
     
  8. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    Use the full offline package, it doesn't have the auto-update feature, and you can only update manually and at the time You want.
    Just remember that before using this package, you must completely uninstall the previous one using a regular uninstaller (nothing else is important) and you can only upgrade from an older to a later version and not vice versa. And if you want go from 32 bit to 64 bit, not vice versa.
    If you do the opposite, your User Data will be damaged immediately and will no longer be usable. You must always create a new User Data if you want to downgrade from a newer version to older or from a 64-bit to 32-bit version.
    And once again, you can't use anything other than Windows default uninstaller to uninstall the currently installed version.
     
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  9. windows builder

    windows builder MDL Expert

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    Tired of fighting the constant update error. The same as fighting in windmills. :mad:
    That is updated without problems, then it gives an error.
     
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  10. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    #2190 kaljukass, Feb 12, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
    What a mistake this is, ie how it manifests?
    PS.
    I've never had any problems.
    Sometimes it is updated before I open the browser at all. If I know that the update should be available and then will open folder and see it has been already updated. Don't like such updating at all, I want to update by myself.
     
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  11. windows builder

    windows builder MDL Expert

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  12. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    This image at the address you provided does not explain how and where your Edge is installed.
    However, could you not tell, how it is installed, what folder it is in (folder location), which installer you used and, finally, what version it is.
    Without knowing these things, there is no way to guess what the problem is with the updating.
    This message indicates that there is no updater, or that the updater is unable to connect to the Internet or some other program is blocking the installation. Updater does not work even if the Edge is not installed into the right place.
     
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  13. windows builder

    windows builder MDL Expert

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    Installed in the default folder from the Microsoft Edge download page. OS 2004 (20H1) x64 build 19041.84 en-us.
     
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  14. Dude Guyman

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    #2194 Dude Guyman, Feb 12, 2020
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    To stop Auto Updates:

    1. There are 3 update services, disable the two named something like (from memory) EdgeUpdate, and EdgeUpdatem. I removed them completely via command: "sc delete edgeupdate" and "sc delete edgeupdatem".

    2. Disable or modify or *export backup then delete* the two scheduled tasks in Task Scheduler/Task Scheduler Library.
    MicrosoftEdgeUpdateTaskMachineCore and MicrosoftEdgeUpdateTaskMachineUA

    Manual update checks still worked.

    Probably by modifying those two scheduled tasks? Change the schedule/trigger? I forgot the exact defaults but it was like every logon, and every launch and every 5 minutes or some crazy amount.
     
  15. kosta20071

    kosta20071 MDL Addicted

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    I noticed something strange,,, the volume on Edge chromium is much lower than on any other application and lower than the regular Edge.
    I checked volume mixer and it is maxed out. Can someone else compare same video, lets say on youtube, on both Edge and Edge Chromium and tell me if they also hear a difference in volume?

    Thanks
     
  16. julend

    julend MDL Novice

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    Please, can someone explain what are advantages to install Microsoft Edge (Update)?
    It looks like Chrome but occupies x3-x4 hard disk space than Chrome and it's hungrier of CPU cycle.
    Really, until now i can't understand any enthusiasm for it, but i'd like proved me wrong
     
  17. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    • At the moment, it has no advantages, but rather only disadvantages
    • No, it's not 3-4 times bigger than Chrome, it's 1/3 bigger than Chrome and really uses more resources than Chrome.
    • So you were not particularly wrong. I'm not excited about it too, but .... we cant't do nothing against it.
     
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  18. Dude Guyman

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    It's better for people who prefer to be spied on by M$ instead of Google? Or is it both in Edge? :D
     
  19. kaljukass

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    Both are only for healthy people.
    If there are phobias, it would be wise to use none of them.
     
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  20. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    Why such a mess? If you do not want automatic updates, don't just install the updater. It's that simple. And updater installing is not mandatory, and then You can always update manually.
     
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