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        Tracey Capen
        AskWoody MVP

        WOODY’S WINDOWS WATCH By Woody Leonhard Will Microsoft’s last-ditch effort to reinstate its Internet-browser hegemony succeed? There’s plenty to like
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      • #2087535 Reply
        kreela
        AskWoody Plus

        I have tried it, and I can say I learned a few things by typing chrome://flags in the search bar.  I use Dissenter on my Mac, and Edge is similar enough to Brave/Dissenter that it seems more a choice of icons on the desktop than anything else, since I WILL always fiddle with the settings as I do on Firefox.

        Icon:

        Fixes the confusion when I tell customers that the E on the taskbar is not Internet Explorer.

        Also will help people disassociate with I.E.

        Usability: As advertised, does not seem to use all the resources that Chrome does.

        You still have to enable adblocking and anti-tracking in the settings.

        Chromium settings cannot be adjusted for larger favicons in the toolbar.  Firefox can.  You have to be comfortable with tinkering, but I need those visual accessibility options, and no browser has been perfect.

      • #2087580 Reply
        lylejk
        AskWoody Plus

        OK, Woody.  You know what they say about them (opinions that is; everyone has one just like….).   lol

         

        Personally, I like Edge.  It opens lightening fast and, for what I use browsers for, has been quite adequate and stable (though at work it sometimes does crash on me (lots of browser interface tools opened up I suppose).   Regardless, I’m not going out of my way to install Chredge (like that; lol).    Do like the icon for it, though.  lol

        🙂

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      • #2087643 Reply
        FL Jack
        AskWoody Plus

        With the advent of MS’s latest browser  will MS remove IE and its’ vestiges from Win 10?

        And further as Chredge seems not to be intertwined with the operating system as was IE, will Microsoft allow users to completely uninstall Chredge giving us the option of an MS browser free system?

        • #2087644 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          Currently, IE is still an integral part of the Windows OS. You can turn off access from the GUI (Control Panel\Programs & Features\Turn Windows features on or off), but it remains in use by other system processes, so cannot be uninstalled.

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          • #2087811 Reply
            FL Jack
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks PK.

            I was just thinking if MS has this latest and greatest iteration of their browser, the could clean up their OS a bit by removing everything IE from it.  Hopefully someday.  I do have IE turned off.

      • #2088304 Reply
        sproket90
        AskWoody Lounger

        where have I heard this before about a Microsoft Browser….?

        everytime and everytime I wind up using Chrome or Firefox

        but maybe this time right?

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