The New Edge Can Be Downloaded

Or, you can wait a bit longer

Monday, January 20, 2020 by DrJBHL | Discussion: Personal Computing

The new Edge is here, promising more extensions and a far better search engine, based on Chromium, the same engine powering Google's Chrome browser. This makes it more compatible with websites other, less popular browsers have problems with. 

This also means that after granting Edge permission, it can use Chrome extensions from the Google Playstore, which has far more than Microsoft's. 

Downloading and installing are explained in the linked article, above. You don't have to uninstall the old Edge which is based on MS's engine. 

Over the next weeks and months, MS will be pushing the new Edge. You can wait, and it might even be better to do so as just now it probably still has bugs, but if you like being on the bleeding edge, so to speak, go for it!

 

New Chromium based Edge download link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge

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GregII
Reply #21 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:39 AM

Does it not work with Windowblinds?

JanOscar
Reply #22 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:58 AM

GregII

Does it not work with Windowblinds?
Not on my computer running Windows 10 Home.

ALMonty
Reply #23 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:49 PM

ALMonty

Save a system restore point before you install this. It wrote over MS Edge and wipe out all my favorites. My last restore point was 5 days ago and I lost everything I did. 

No body or is it just me being stupid?   

JanOscar
Reply #24 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:57 PM

ALMonty

No body or is it just me being stupid?
Bad luck, I guess. Favs are there on my Edge.

ALMonty
Reply #25 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:31 PM

I had to save MS Edge favorites as an html and import them into the new Edge. Yes it doesn't skin and the icon on the taskbar is just a square white box.  

RedneckDude
Reply #26 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:12 PM

Al, I have a normal icon.  

 

 

Victechnical

Quoting Aussie007,reply 17
I have W7 and I am using Google. I am thinking of trying edge.
I also have IE installed. Should I remove both these other browsers if I install edge?
You can uninstall Google Chrome if you wish, but Internet Explorer is integrated into the OS and it could cause problems if you try to remove it.

 

You can disable Internet Explorer in Programs and Features if you wanted to.

 

It is under "turn Windows features on or off" at the left.

 

ALMonty
Reply #27 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:44 PM

Jim I got it back. Edge install as a program not as an app. I right clicked on the shortcut and chose change icon and navigated to the edge.exe file. I used that icon. All is well.

starkers
Reply #28 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:57 PM

Well I got this latest version of Edge and I don't mind it at all.  In fact, I quite like it.... not that I'm ready to give up on Firefox just yet.  I've been using it for about 20 years and I've become quite accustomed to it, so I'll keep using it as my primary browser and use Edge as my backup browser.

Aussie007
Reply #29 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:18 PM

OK
So I installed edge and have a couple of problems.
I have not been able to get my RoboForm Toolbar on it yet.
When I am using Window Blinds I do not have Min, Max, or Close buttons. They are there when I revert to Windows default desktop.
Window Blinds version 10.74 windows 7 version

Macca

 

RedneckDude
Reply #30 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:34 PM

Aussie007, I could be wrong, but I think you should still be using the windows 10 version of WindowBlinds.

 

10.84

Victechnical
Reply #31 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:26 PM

GregII
Does it not work with Windowblinds?

I don't have it working with WindowBlinds, but I do have it working with Chrome skins.

DrJBHL
Reply #32 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:56 PM

ALMonty


Quoting ALMonty,

Save a system restore point before you install this. It wrote over MS Edge and wipe out all my favorites. My last restore point was 5 days ago and I lost everything I did. 



No body or is it just me being stupid?   

I doubt an accidental oversight should be defined as stupidity. As a rule, before MS updates, and installing software, one should create a restore point.

I keep identical favorites and bookmarks in my Chrome browser and Edge. When (before) I installed the new Edge, I made a restore point. After installing, I had to import my bookmarks, etc. from Chrome browser via the new Edge settings. 

SchismNavigator
Reply #33 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:36 AM

Don't see a reason to switch from Brave.

LightStar
Reply #34 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:06 AM

I used the new Edge up until last night, back on Chrome now. Edge was soooooooooooooooo slow at times!

DrJBHL
Reply #35 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:27 PM

LightStar

I used the new Edge up until last night, back on Chrome now. Edge was soooooooooooooooo slow at times!

Was it a rendering problem? It's an interesting observation, since it should be faster than Chrome. On a personal note, I haven't experienced that yet.

LightStar
Reply #36 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:05 PM

No, it is not a rendering problem. Chrome is fine, Edge is slow.

JanOscar
Reply #37 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:43 PM

LightStar

No, it is not a rendering problem. Chrome is fine, Edge is slow.
To be honest, I haven't used the new Edge a lot, but I also found it slow at times compared to Firefox, so I always end up swithching back to FF when my patience run out.  I don't think it's a rendering problem either.

don5318
Reply #38 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:32 PM

Edge is working fine on my system, no problem with lag time at all, my two cents worth.   

RedneckDude
Reply #39 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:22 PM

don5318

Edge is working fine on my system, no problem with lag time at all, my two cents worth.   
Ditto.

 

starkers
Reply #40 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:21 AM

Edge is passable but I still prefer Firefox and will continue to use it as my No 1 browser.

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