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I also recently (2 or 3(?) months ago) switched from Chrome to new Edge. The switch was easy and I since then completely switched over, even on mobile. It has a lot of features Chrome doesn't and for some reason, MS managed to fix some issues I had with Chrome. For example, since Covid start, Chrome's video decoding got fucked up frequently, especially for VP9 videos. Once they fixed it, the next update messed it up again.
In the whole time I am using Edge, and it had a couple of updates, it didn't even once change its video behavior in any way and all videos run with even less CPU & GPU usage than in Chrome before the mess ups started (Don't start with Firefox though, it's even worse than messed up Chrome)
I really like the collections feature. I use it pretty often aside the normal bookmarks.
Switching over was as easy as installing Chromium Edge, starting it and never opening Chrome again, because Edge imports the whole session, not only the data. It's as if you never switched.
C0D45916226d@Alice the import was actually fast, although a couple of extensions didn't come across automagically.
Interesting that they were on both chrome/edge stores though. Minor thing really.
The send to phone / send to pc is a lot nicer then chromes implementation.. I can see myself actually using this.
Bookmarks on steroids!
I can somehow seeing myself getting comfortable with this, hmm there's something I never thought I would say 😂
As much as Firefox tries to be the browser to go to, I've never enjoyed it, the quantum version almost did it for me.
@C0D4 You can just install normal extensions from the chrome webstore, though. It even tells you so in an extra notification when opening it. In case you didn't know. I originally expected some blocking from other sources or something. But nope, they are like "here you go, you are free to just use this other store than ours."
@C0D4 Quantum release was a big flop in my opinion. I still remember the release day, when everyone before that day was like "haha! it's gonna be fast, vroom vroom and not going to use much ram!" and then everyone was complaining about worse performance and way more ram usage than Chrome at the time.
I used Firefox way before I used Chrome. And I switched for reasons. They never improved on those and their tries to do so made it even worse. Firefox is not very attractive to me.
@F1973 I am using uBlock Origin since Chrome and I had no problems switching. And yes, technically all Chrome extensions should work normally. That's also what they advertise.
My only guess is that some extensions don't get transfered for config reasons or something and have to be installed manually.
C0D45916226d@F1973 first real impressions, it seems usable.
Ram is around 500mb with the 19 plugins I have and 1 tab, that was 1-1.2 GB with chrome.
You have access to edge and chromes extension stores so you can install either with no issues but seems a lot of the extensions i use are already in the edge store.
I had to install Bitwarden manually but what ever 🤷♂️
Extension configurables have also come across - that helps a lot in not having to reconfigure anything.
No BSOD on launch... so already winning 😅
New Edge has a great icon, too x:
Fast-Nop2843526dVivaldi is also a pretty nice Chromium version - available also on Linux.
Jilano2968425d@C0D4 19? :o now I'm curious
Could you list the most important one you're using?
Glad you're liking the switch so far, though!
@Alice I haven't found too many issues with Firefox, but it does need lots of work to make it like I want. I can definitely understand why some can't be bothered.
I'll give Edgium a go once my work "lappy" (it's your fault I'm using that word @Root) gets updated
F1973449125dUpdate: I installed it this evening and in love.
I almost quit Google and started using Bing.
Also love the Bing's background of vivid images from around the planet.
Funnily when I imported my bookmarks, it also transferred the cookies and I was auto logged into every site.
Only thing I'll miss is cross platform and backup of my Bookmark syncing to my Google universe.
Can be resolved via linking things to MS but then will have to migrate entirely.
Let's see how things evolve. Until now, loving it.
@F1973 "it also transferred the cookies and I was auto logged into every site."
That's what I meant with it "imports the whole session, not only bookmarks and stuff"
The switch is like opening Edge and continuing to do what you were doing, as if you never switched.
Also wanna say in case you want to still use Google over Bing (like I am doing), you can completely switch the SE in Edge over to Google, it's just a few extra steps in the options for Edge's new tab page search
@Jilano 🤔I'll get the list for you.
- ublock origin
- https everywhere
- Salesforce API Fieldnames
- Salesforce Lightning Inspector
- Dark Reader
When I need to:
- Builtwith technology Profiler
- colorpick eyedropper
- disable Js
- enable rightclick
- Gofullpage screen capture
- Page Monitor
- Privacy Pass
- Visual Event
- React Developer Tools
- WebRTC network limiter
F1973449125d@Alice Yes, I switched my default SE to Google and then back to Bing via Manage Search Engines.
I knew that. Hah!! 😜😜
But thanks guys.. this was a good switch.
Also what I loved is how time changes everything.
I used Chrome to download Edge.
While using Edge and Bing, I got pop ups from Google asking me to switch to Chrome and Google.
Parzi884912d> running without hardware acceleration
> one tab crashes your PC
either A) this is a 9x box or B) this is gonna be a goddamn nightmare to clean because your PC needs some fucking work done on it. If Chrome has these issues but Edge doesn't, something's off.