Microsoft Edge macOS release

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  1. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Nice, this is the Chromium clone right? I've been running this on Windows 10 for awhile and really like it. Thanks for the link!
     
  3. XboxMySocks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah it's running on the Chromium engine. I actually unironically like it quite a bit too.
     
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    I installed it last night on my MacBook Pros, and got it customized the way I want it and I quite like it myself...so far, so good.

    I trust Microsoft with my data way more so than Google, that is for damn sure!

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  5. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    Any comparisons in terms of features, security and usability with the other browsers? I mainly use Safari and Firefox at home and Firefox (on Wondows 8) at work, might be interesting to try.
     
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    I used Brave on Windows for the last few years. I like brave but a lot of sites stopped working on it. I know Microsoft is better than Google but it does do some advertisements. I use bing and duck duck go for my search engines.

    I think Firefox is more like Brave - more secure less selling your usage. However chrome is a secure browser and has tons of extensions.
     
  7. metalsiren macrumors 6502

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    I like edge on Win 10, this one is not bad so far on my Mac
     
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    I do wish it would allow you to add more than 8 sites to the favorites bar. Am I just missing how to do that? If not, I do hope the increase the limit in a followup version.
     
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    I installed Ghostery for Edge and it is working great, no annoying pop-up ads or normal ads on websites. Microsoft has quite a few Ad-Blockers, like AdBlock, Adblock Plus (Beta), and uBlock Origin among others.

    Here is a list of the Ad-Blockers & Password Managers for macOS Edge:

    https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/insider-addons/category/EdgeExtensionsPasswordManagers

    Here is a list of all extensions for macOS Edge:

    https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/insider-addons/category/EdgeExtensions

    Enjoy!

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  10. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Menus are weird on edge.
    I'm sticking with Firefox on Mac, and have made it default on Win 10.
    Even with Firefox's recent extension debacle, It's a consistent, stable browser across Win, Mac, Linux, and iOS.
     
  11. XboxMySocks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I cannot figure out why the default password manager just doesn't work on Edge...?!
     
  12. SRLMJ23, May 8, 2019
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    I do not have an exact answer for you, however, I remember reading that some features are not working yet like Dark Mode, and some of the browser themes, among other features that I cannot remember off the top of my head right now. I think there were around six that were not working as of this release. I personally have not tried the default password manager because I am using Edge as my backup browser, in case a certain website does not work correctly in Safari or is not optimized correctly for Safari. Tomorrow sometime I will try using the Edge password manager for one website to see if it works and get back to you.

    I said I trust Microsoft more with my data than Google, but I still only want to keep any usernames and passwords saved in Safari as I trust Apple over all companies with my data! Also, are you using the Developer or Canary build of Edge? The Canary build has less features working than the developer build, maybe that is why? It goes like this from what I read last night, as far as build stability: Stable, Beta, Developer, and lastly Canary. So if you are using the Canary build, try using the Developer build as it should work a bit better.

    This explains the difference in builds a little better:

    https://candid.technology/stable-vs-beta-vs-dev-vs-canary-chromium-projects/

    Edit: I was able to get the default Edge password manager to work on two websites. I am running the Developer build. Open Edge and go to Preferences, then Profiles, and then Passwords, and make sure "Offer to save passwords" is on, as well as "Sign in automatically." That should enable it.

    Let me know if that worked for you.

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    I am using the Canary build myself. The default password manager appears to be working fine on that. I did not have to go through any additional steps to turn it on.

    While I primarily use LastPass as my password manager, Edge has popped up and offered to save passwords for every site I have logged into and has saved all that I have allowed it to save.
     
  14. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816

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    I would use it instead of Chrome as its a better browser only problem is the gaming site that I use does not like it.
     
  15. SRLMJ23, May 11, 2019
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    Haha, nahh...Chrome is a trap for Google to spy on you (I have never even installed Chrome on any of my devices) so I usually have Firefox installed as my backup browser to Safari. Safari does not like to play nice with some of the websites I go to, especially the DirecTV NOW website, so I would use Firefox to go to websites that do not work well with Safari. I must say though that I welcome Microsoft developing a browser for Mac again, and even though these are Dev/Canary builds, they are extremely reliable and very fast...at least in my usage.

    Competition never hurt, if anything it *should* motivate Apple to give us better builds of Safari, with better and more features.

    I might even consider uninstalling Firefox and just keeping Edge as my backup browser.

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  16. TonyK macrumors 65816

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    They are all traps. Just have to decide which trap to step into.

    As a web developer we have to test against all browsers so this will be a new browser for us and it is good to get in early.
     
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    Very true. Is Edge hard to develop for or is it similar to IE (if you have developed for that before) or obviously since it is based off Chromium, a lot more closer to Firefox. How is it compared to Chrome?

    Just curious! Thanks in advance.

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  18. TonyK macrumors 65816

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    Not sure about dedicated development any longer. That went away a long time back. Develop now to standards and Edge will be more standards compliant than IE anything.

    Just got OS X Edge for personal use and don't have any info yet. Upfront it feels pretty much like Chrome because of the engine. Was hoping they'd do something about managing and showing bookmarks like Firefox.
     
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    I would like to agree with you, but you would think competition would inspire Apple to give us better keyboards.....

    I admit I can't wait to see how Edge with Chrome is on the enterprise, Firefox ESR still sucks and freezes quite often for me.

    I use Safari again now that I have my "new" 2014 MBP but there are some sites that don't work on it, nor on iOS.
     
  20. SRLMJ23, May 12, 2019
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    I am going to have to find the website I read some of this information off of, however, I know that Microsoft will be adding bigger features coming up, such as Dark Mode. I actually believe it was right after Edge installed, it listed off about 6-8 things that were not in this release, like dark mode, but promised they would work hard to get the features to us as fast as possible. I swore one of the yet to be unreleased features I read about was, about redesigning and tweaking how bookmarks work and are shown in Edge, honestly cannot remember any of the other ones. Also, take this with a grain of sale because I cannot remember if I read after the install of Edge or on some tech website or both, but it was not our beloved MacRumors! :)

    I will try and find the article for you or if you do uninstall for some reason and then re-install it, you will see the list of features they are working on.

    PS: How do you like Edge for macOS? I like it, not as much as Safari obviously, but for being developer builds Edge is extraordinarily fast and stable as I have yet to have any technical problem with the browser. Just curious what you think?

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    Yeah, the whole keyboard issue is just a mess and I think it really has to do with Apple being so damn stubborn! They do not want to admit when they create something that breaks under normal usage, truly unacceptable. I do not really have an answer for you on that, except, what I said to start off, their stubbornness!

    Now, with the Safari/Edge issue, if Microsoft puts way better features in Edge and Safari does not, I feel like we might see a mass exodus to Edge. I mean, even though these are Canary & Dev. builds, they run fast as can be AND they are stable as h*ll. From what my buddies have told me (who all use Macs) is that Edge even in Canary or Developer build is much stabler than the current version of Chrome. I cannot comment on this, as I have never installed Chrome on any of my Macs OR iPhones/iPads.

    I have put Edge through its passes and never once did it crash.

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  21. SpeedyTheSnail macrumors member

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    I remember the days where I used Internet Explorer on Mac, as well as Netscape navigator. Those were the days lol.

    I will admit, I have never once had Edge crash on me [I have not yet tried the Chrome Edge].
     
  22. SRLMJ23, May 12, 2019
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    Haha, I remember the "Browser Wars." A lot of people thought Netscape was going to win that at first, however, then obviously Internet Explorer 4 (if I recall correctly) took over when Microsoft bundled Internet Explorer 4 with Windows 98.

    I actually used Netscape Navigator a lot more than I.E. until it just came bundled with Windows. That is when Netscape's market share declined rapidly...if I remember correctly. Heck, it was 20 years ago or so for me, haha.

    I also of course remember, AOL Instant Messenger! One of the best ways to communicate in high school and college to send mass messages about a party or something like that. Myself and most of my friends in college had Nextel, so we could just "Chirp" each other to get peoples attention. I really liked Nextel, it worked in A LOT of places that Verizon, Cingular (AT&T), and Sprint absolutely would not. Back then T-Mobile hardly worked anywhere, and was by far the worst carrier: A non-factor completely.

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    That and living off free AOL trial cd's... also AOL cd artwork using nothing but free trial cd's to make collages.
     
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    What about the AOL floppy disk days?
     

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