Windows 10: Edge is catching Firefox User's eye

Discus and support Edge is catching Firefox User's eye in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Just offering some feedback to y'all about Edge vs. Firefox Quantum. I have a Lenovo Flex 14 that committed 2GBs of 8GBs of RAM to a GPU. This model... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by The Pool Man, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Edge is catching Firefox User's eye


    Just offering some feedback to y'all about Edge vs. Firefox Quantum.

    I have a Lenovo Flex 14 that committed 2GBs of 8GBs of RAM to a GPU. This model didn't exist long and get replaced by a 12GB model so that you didn't have to be me with only 6. Luckily that laptop isn't my work horse but it would be nice to find a browser that isn't greedy with RAM.

    I have a feeling Edge is pretty good that way. On my main PC I opened the same pages. (This is while I'm ripping some DVDs so don't read the entirety of RAM use as just browser related.) In each test I cleared RAM with the Wise app.

    So this is my PC ripping DVDs without any browser open and Memory 'cleared' if you will.


    Edge is catching Firefox User's eye [​IMG]


    Edge open with 6 pages.


    Edge is catching Firefox User's eye [​IMG]


    Edge kinda cheat and pretends pages are opened. Not really because when you click on them THEN they load. So I clicked all of them and the result was --


    Edge is catching Firefox User's eye [​IMG]


    or 1371 megabytes used for those pages.

    Okay, close Edge, run Wise, and got pretty much the same amount of free RAM.


    Edge is catching Firefox User's eye [​IMG]


    Opened the same pages and made sure they had loaded. Firefox feels faster overall.


    Edge is catching Firefox User's eye [​IMG]


    The RAM usage


    Edge is catching Firefox User's eye [​IMG]


    1749 Megabytes. That's a noticeable bump of 378 Megabytes. Imagine double the pages open.

    If that helped anybody.

    :)
     
    The Pool Man, Jun 22, 2020
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  2. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Jun 22, 2020
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  3. Microsoft Edge blocking Firefox

    You don't really need to 'nuke' edge to install firefox.

    You can get it installed and made default in 3 easy steps

    1. Download the latest firefox here
    2. Start firefox - it should prompt you to set it as default - Follow what happens, and pick firefox as your default
    3. Else, Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Default Programs (use win r or paste that into explorer. Find firefox, and select "set as default"

    That should make firefox your default and not fire up edge automatically.
     
    Journeyman Geek, Jun 22, 2020
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  4. nsmth Win User

    Edge is catching Firefox User's eye

    importing firefox bookmarks to edge

    The only browser that shows up in Edge to import bookmarks from is Internet Explorer. I also have Firefox and Chrome installed but neither shows on the import list. Anxious to try Edge but will continue using Firefox until I can import bookmarks.
     
    nsmth, Jun 22, 2020
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