Windows 10: Microsoft Edge Browser Keeps Losing Users Despite Windows 10 Push

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  1. Microsoft Edge Browser Keeps Losing Users Despite Windows 10 Push

    Sumit Dhiman, Jan 3, 2016
  2. jimbo45 Win User

    Hi there

    Not surprising -- if it doesn't support legacy stuff, can't be used in Excel for obtaining data from web ( In EXCEL Get external data -->from web which uses IE), doesn't support a load of extensions and add ins it's only going to be an "Also Ran" in a very crowded field.

    Ms should perhaps have completed the product before releasing it -- do you seriously (outside home users and some hobbyists) want to trust your everyday work to an unfinished and still being developed product.

    IMO ms would have been better to concentrate say on an update to IE12 which would allow sysadmins etc to switch off all the security and older "Nasty things" in IE.

    It's also one thing developing a browser to support the latest technology - but what about the problems when people want to access websites that are YEARS old and probably won't get updated for years.

    Ms Office needs to integrate with the Internet -- so far at least as far as EXCEL is concerned (a HUGELY used product) there's no saying when or even IF ms will change it to support Edge for the get external data feature.


    jimbo45, Jan 3, 2016
  3. How do I send web page links from the Edge browser?

    Is microsoft working on a fix as they are pushing Edge over Exploere and no one wants to keep swapping browser?
    JohnHDawson, Jan 3, 2016
  4. IJ3000 Win User

    Microsoft Edge Browser Keeps Losing Users Despite Windows 10 Push

    Windows 10 blocking McAfee


    I just had a Windows 10 update, and now my McAfee LiveSafe keeps displaying 'At risk!' warning despite all the updates and checks. What's going on? This kind of thing is completely unacceptable in 2017 - updates from corporations like Microsoft shouldn't
    mess up users' computers and interfere with the software by other companies that's already been working well and happy in those computers.

    My laptop was working so fine before this update. Now even the Edge browser won't open sites like Microsoft support or McAfee support for example (I managed to write here from another computer - a Macintosh). I'm quickly losing my 20+ year support for Microsoft
    and Windows (Windows XP was your greatest moment, I have to say).

    IJ3000, Jan 3, 2016
  5. personally I am only using edge on my laptop running windows 10 pro. it is very nice to use a browser that doesn't crash every 5 minutes like internet explorer does. so far edge is as good as apple's safari on my mac desktop.
    pitbullpup, Jan 3, 2016
  6. BunnyJ New Member
    Given that FF and Chrome are both more developed and tested browsers I'm not surprised at this report. I use Edge for this forum and for testing my website.. it works just fine as far as I'm concerned and when new versions come out then we can really judge it better..

    BunnyJ, Jan 3, 2016
  7. Highly agree with you there no crashes or freezes at all since only using Edge
    IE11 used to crash and freeze on all my systems I look after and run.
    If it had of just been on one system I put of put it down to the system its self
    but to have it freeze on every one all different makes then it was IE11
    hTconeM9user, Jan 3, 2016
  8. davidhk Win User

    Microsoft Edge Browser Keeps Losing Users Despite Windows 10 Push

    +1 Agreed.
    davidhk, Jan 3, 2016
  9. I see you have still not fixed your systems yet, as pointed out many times this is not normal behaviour

    Chrome, Firefox, IE and others are not all faulty
    Do you have example sites that crash all browsers except Edge?
    paulsalter, Jan 3, 2016
  10. He got infected with the anti-W10 virus *Wink
    FrozenCursor, Jan 3, 2016
  11. MrBill Win User
    Jimbo is spot on. IE, and the other browsers, all support extensions/add-ons. Edge was not ready for prime time. Not just due to the extensions issue, but functionality in general. The browser is an ad fest for every site I visit with it.(Even with adobe turned off.) It would have been better too if you could remove Edge. That way the Insiders etc. could use it and provide feedback, and the rest of us could remove it like we can IE.
    MrBill, Jan 3, 2016
  12. Yes for example when I used to use google search, you tube, also several other sites and windows 8 forum
    But not since dumping IE11 I have also dumped google search in favour of Bing.
    Also every thing works as it should for me with Edge can get to where I want to so that is all I worry about.
    You tube I am on a lot also Net Flix and they don't stutter or freeze like they did with IE11 or Chrome.
    I have Acer, HP, Toshiba laptops and they where all new and every single one used to have some problem with IE11 now all on Edge no problems since
    Being as 2 HP laptops are on 24/7 for emails and business cannot afford to have them freeze otherwise my grand daughter will lose money.
    Buying and selling cars, burger vans etc
    hTconeM9user, Jan 3, 2016
  13. davidhk Win User

    Microsoft Edge Browser Keeps Losing Users Despite Windows 10 Push

    +1 +1
    davidhk, Jan 3, 2016
  14. But what paulsalter is alluding to is that you paint EVERY other browser/OS combination other than Windows 10/Edge as performing badly, and create the notion that everything before Edge was crap. That simply isn't truthful, and if it was your experience (which I'm sure it may have been), then there must have been a faulty setup somewhere.
    Jody Thornton, Jan 4, 2016
  15. what on all my laptops running 8.1 then 10
    When all laptop are not a year old and came with windows 8.1 pre installed on them.
    All straight out the box all from Staples with boxes sealed.
    So you are saying that every manufacturer all put same fault on.
    hTconeM9user, Jan 4, 2016

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