Microsoft Edge Reviews

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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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Safe, Fast and Reliable and unfortunately very underrated

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The dang thing keeps enabling the news (advertisement) feed by itself after I've disabled it, over and over. Bloated and annoying browser.

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Microsoft Edge is so much better than Internet Explorer, and sometimes it even runs faster than Chrome.

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To be clear, this is not a bad browser. Not the best, but not the bad.


  • integrated into Window and all Microsoft infrastructure
  • Pretty fast (but not that fast as google chrome or firefox)
  • Different customizations, add-ons support, black UI theme
  • Good Font rendering because of native and very well support of DirectWrite (while Chrome does it very bad on different devices).
  • Native hardware acceleration inside the browser from Microsoft team. You will not have any so native and good hardware support in any browser, only in Edge, because of that Edge very good in 4k videos, and heavy content, etc where utilized GPU.
  • If you do not use addons on another browser pretty good browser to use.


  • it crashes time to time
  • It's can be very slow in UI time to time
  • It has very bad infrastructure around add-ons (only 50-100 extensions (with very limited capabilities) presented.
  • Not good support of new Web Standards (HTML / CSS / js), which results in many problems while browsing advanced sites (different JS apps, etc).
  • Forced to use with next releases by Microsoft, which is incorrect, a human must have a choice what they will use.
  • Pretty bad synchronization
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  • Preinstalled in Windows 10
  • Lack of addons

Great browser

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Without it we wouldn't be able to download other browsers!



Pretty decent actually

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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.