Microsoft will begin replacing Microsoft Edge with its Chromium-based browser next week

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I used this to stop auto update !

I'm in agreement with @Gandalf_The_Grey , why? The new version is far superior to the current version of Edge in many regards. If it's because you want it as your PDF reader, you can just use the new one as your PDF reader, afasik it has the same capabilities as the current Edge.
 

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I'm in agreement with @Gandalf_The_Grey , why? The new version is far superior to the current version of Edge in many regards. If it's because you want it as your PDF reader, you can just use the new one as your PDF reader, afasik it has the same capabilities as the current Edge.
It doesn't save where I left off and there is no way to highlight and set tabs aside and no built in dictionary which is very useful when reading books!
 

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It doesn't save where I left off and there is no way to highlight and set tabs aside and no built in dictionary which is very useful when reading books!
You can run the new and old edge side by side is you're on Windows 10 Pro:
With the new Edge Dev version, you can give feedback on things like the pdf viewer.
If nobody does that things that you're missing will not be implemented.
They are listening to feedback because they really want the new Edge to successful.
 
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I don't want to lose my favorite PDF reader Edge! It even saves where I left off in a document!

@Gandalf_The_Grey is correct about this feature and about sending feedback to M$. There have been many requests for this and related features on the Edge Insider Forum. Please consider adding your voice via "feedback" button or the forum.

Also a nice, simple and good looking free epub reader. I still use it for epub and pdf not for browsing.

This request has also been discussed on the Insider Forum, but may be less likely to be implemented.
 

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I really like the new Edge, it's borderline perfect for me, & runs well on this PC, final looking forward too - Any name on earth would have been better than Edge, apart from the old Edge never catching on greatly there is a newish connection with certain 'activity' that makes me wonder who does the naming at Redmond? 🙄
 
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I had the same problem with Edge asTairikuOkami. It would open and immediately close, run for a while and freeze, couldn't copy and paste, etc.

The Edge beta is a jewel. Everything works. It's fast, and I've never had it crash. I've been using it since it became available and I'm staying with it. On this laptop, it's faster than chrome or firefox.
 

Bryan320

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I will be looking to update to the new chromeedge tomorrow anxiously waiting for it VIA windows update. hopefully they improve it's phishing detection and blocking. the current edge is amazing with exe downloads and blocks pretty much anything malicious.. Hope this version improves the phishing detection as it will update more frequently...
 

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Chrome Edge already has extensions sync?

On "to do" list. Some things are slow.

Hope this version improves the phishing detection as it will update more frequently...

Version won't make any difference. Smartscreen is smartscreen and its updated continuously. It is what it is. Nothing is bulletproof. It's still very good.
 

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I have been waiting for this release and to see if I finally can justify using Edge as my default browser,up until now always have found Chrome better especially syncing my home computers favorites, downloads ,bookmarks.
I don't think you will be disappointed.
Tried the leaked stable, the beta and the dev version and the leaked stable is my only used browser for several months now.
 

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I don't think you will be disappointed.
I have been every single time. Although I loved the experience, I've always encountered many bugs (even since they leaked stable version); most commonly the icon dissapearing, turning blank. Plus the lack of extensions sync is an alert for me.

Anyways, in a matter of security and performance, I'm definitely migrating once it's cold and out of the oven.
 

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I have been every single time. Although I loved the experience, I've always encountered many bugs (even since they leaked stable version); most commonly the icon dissapearing, turning blank. Plus the lack of extensions sync is an alert for me.

Anyways, in a matter of security and performance, I'm definitely migrating once it's cold and out of the oven.
I have been lucky or not paying much attention, but for me, the experience was almost bug-free.
Don't use extensions sync, but it will come:
Planned for January Enable sync of installed browser extensions between devices
 

Dex4Sure

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I would not give it too much attention. MS software is generally unreliable in the terms of endurance. Like their ever-changing email service - hotmail, msn, outlook, live. MS loves to change names/designs every 2-3 years or simply discontinuing the whole service altogether. They made MS Edge in order to fight Chrome and looksy after all the effort they are abandoning their own browser and replacing it with Chromium, what a surprise. Then again, MS loves to live on the edge. I just hope, they will come up with a better name than Opera/Vivaldi, that alone drags the product down significantly.
LOL Google is way worse in this regard than Microsoft. How many services they have killed off after they failed spectacularly in the past is really daunting...
 
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