Microsoft Edge

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

  1. Leopeva64

    Leopeva64 MDL Expert

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  2. manifesto

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    It works on Windows 7 too!
     
  3. tistou77

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    #44 tistou77, Mar 24, 2019
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    Thanks for sharing, works fine
    I did not find how to have the Favorites button (instead of the Favorites bar) and it's possible
    And I can change the language, but it is not applied

    And I have this message at the opening (top right)

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  4. Leopeva64

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    Which favorites button? AFIK in Chrome there is no such button and therefore doesn't exist in Edge, or I misunderstood you?
     
  5. tistou77

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    This button in Edge

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  6. Leopeva64

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    The "new" Edge or Anaheim is basically a "copy" of Chrome, if any feature is not in Chrome, it will not be in Edge, that button doesn't even exist in the Canary version of Chrome and I don't know if one day they will add it or not.
     
  7. tistou77

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    I'll do without this new Edge maybe :)

    And for the admin message I have?
     
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  8. rcstar6696

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    #49 rcstar6696, Mar 24, 2019
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    -snip-
     
  9. toyo

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    Had some hopes this would have more features so I could no longer have to install a separate browser. Looks like I will stick with Vivaldi. Maybe in a year or two.
     
  10. JeanYuhs

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    #52 JeanYuhs, Mar 25, 2019
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    Just found out about this, testing it now, installed just fine on LTSC 2019, it's fast, very fast, haven't got to installing extensions yet (uBlock Origin will be first, always) but I will.

    Looking promising so far, definitely.

    EDIT:

    Did some basic Javascript benchmarks with JetStream:

    Original Edge (added to LTSC 2019): average of 114 for 3 runs

    Edge based on Chromium: average of 96 for 3 runs

    Chrome Developer 74: average of 97 for 3 runs

    It's fast in a placebo like manner in some respects, but just about par with actual Chrome on the same machine. So far so good, still testing but it's working great so far.
     
  11. MonarchX

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    Does this preview need Store? Is it an AppX? Can someone check if Netflix 1080p and 4K playback work?
     
  12. JeanYuhs

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    It's just Chromium with some "Edge-tweaks" to make it say it's Edge, for the most part. It "installs" to a folder, the layout is the same as Chromium, and so on. There's no reason to think it won't do everything that Chromium is capable of on the same hardware - as for Netflix 4K, well, I have Netflix but not 4K resolution so that's a pass for me and not a concern anyway.

    It does not overwrite the default Edge if it's installed (I use LTSC 2019 and added it without issues); it's a discrete version of Edge as opposed to the default native or installed one.

    It does not handle ePub files, however, I noted that earlier because of course Chromium doesn't either, so I'll leave the default native Edge installed for that purpose because it handles them really well and quite fast without issues.
     
  13. boyonthebus

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    I can't check about 1080p or 4K, but it is not an AppX. If fact it runs on Windows 7, and is pretty much portable.
     
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  14. tistou77

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    I use it normally, like any other software
    The fact of not having UAC, could do this ?
     
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  15. JeanYuhs

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    One really excellent thing I can say about this leaked version that I hope remains true as it continues being developed:

    YouTube videos load in the blink of an eye. Yes I'm using uBlock Origin with this Chromium-based Edge so most of the crap is not in the path, but good lord, I click on a link on YouTube's front page and the video loads in a new tab in like 3/4 of one second and starts actually playing, and I've done this like 30 times as a test with a variety of videos, with a cold start of the browser, after a reboot of the entire machine (my laptop), and it just keeps loading so fast it's not even funny.

    I'm on a Gigabit connection at home and more often than not I get buffering like mad on my laptop using the native Edge, Chrome Dev, Firefox, Brave, and any other browsers I've used in testing.

    But this Chromium-based Edge, holy crap, for YouTube it's BRILLIANT!!! :D