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about Microsoft Edge · ·

I appreciate the effort, but no.

The browser looks nice, feels fast, and the rendering engine seems decent. Microsoft obviously tried to catch up, and had some good intentions behind it. There are even some very nice features that feel new, like the tab stash that I haven't seen as a stock feature in any other browser yet (stash all of your open tabs and close them, then open that stash back later to go through it). It makes sense considering the way I browse the web, and I could very much see myself using it a lot.

The main problem is that I wouldn't trust it to keep my tabs safe. So Edge now has a pinned tabs feature, but it still asks you to confirm closing a multi-tab window, which is confusing. And then, every other day, the pinned tabs are not pinned anymore. As in: they're gone, and Edge opens up back to the Welcome screen for new users. The most reliable way to keep tabs around for the next session seems to be to kill the Edge process using task manager (which was the case for Firefox too at some point, but that was way back in the day). Which, well, doesn't seem very reliable.

If they can't get basic and crucial features like that one right (it deletes the contents of the clipboard on exit, to give another example), there's really no reason for me to spend any more time evaluating it. This still needs a lot of work to be able to be taken seriously.

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Microsoft™ Edge

Comment by DarkSystemCD
about Microsoft Edge · Apr 2017 · -1 Helpful

Edge works perfect to perform productivity and work process on a offline Windows 10 machine;
the new and clean interface design of the system goes with app appearances, and opening Edge pinned HTML documents can be your lost adventures taken from internet activity back to your workflow;

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Pretty decent actually

about Microsoft Edge and Bing · ·

Yeah - no extensions, default Bing search, can't change download folder without hacks, sluggish on some pages, etc (as of this writing).

But, it opens fast and looks great. Its pared-down nature makes it my first choice for quickly opening favourite sites. The interface never gets in my way and I can focus entirely on browsing. Other browsers can end up becoming bloated with tons of extensions and customisations, and so far Edge has avoided that. That's a plus in my book.

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It's getting there slowly.

Comment by DzSW
about Microsoft Edge · Apr 2016 · 2 Helpful

Edge renders pages very fast, I must say. Great performance. However, it will take quite some time and development to make it as good as the likes of Firefox. Extensions are needed badly, but on their way shortly. Also needs better Favourite management, customization etc. Overall a good solid platform to build on.

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This is just a new version of IE.

Comment by fih10golts
about Microsoft Edge · Aug 2015 · -2 Helpful

With a new interface. You can check it in Developer Tools - press F12.

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Faster Than Chrome and Safari in JavaScript

Comment by Phendrome
about Microsoft Edge · Jul 2015 · 2 Helpful

Taken from their blog post regarding build 10240 for Windows 10:

"The Edge team has been continuing to optimize performance since first adding the new browser to Windows 10. In this build, Microsoft Edge is even better and is beating Chrome and Safari on their own JavaScript benchmarks:
•On WebKit Sunspider, Edge is 112% faster than Chrome
•On Google Octane, Edge is 11% faster than Chrome
•On Apple JetStream, Edge is 37% faster than Chrome

We’re really pleased with those performance gains and we hope that you’ll enjoy faster browsing with Microsoft Edge along with the many great features we’ve added over the last several builds."

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