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Bill
20 Aug 2015

The fact that Edge doesn't understand drag-and-drop is a fatal flaw for this user. None of its other features can overcome that.

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Henrietta
20 Aug 2015

Downloaded, installed, and ran the "free" Windows 10 offering and discovered most of the same problems highlighted in this article. Understand, however, that to employ Google as your search provider you'll need to jump through some hoops (Microsoft REALLY REALLY wants you to be a Binger), and, even after doing all that supposedly needed to be done I STILL couldn't get it to break away from Bing. In addition, it wouldn't let me install Google's toolbar (as a workaround). In addition, 10 has new game packages, meaning all your old games, and their statistics, are gone. I was at 38% on expert Minesweeper and at the door of 39% so was pretty bummed.

I switched back to Windows 7 (and will likely stay there until support runs out) but now notice that my Google toolbar is gone from that as well, and no efforts on my part so far have been able to return it. Ahhh Microsoft. So easy to hate...

Posted by:

gwcowgill
20 Aug 2015

So far I have upgraded my desk computer and turned cortana off, do not disclose location to anyone. One laptop from win8.1 to 10 and immediately see an improvement in usability. For now I will leave my other 2 laptops on win 7 until I can master the functionality of 10. I seem to have some trouble in the navigation of 10. It seems like MS would make improvements to speed things up not make you guess where programs and other functional pages have gone especially control panel and some of the functions there. Maybe they don't want you removing some of the bloat.

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Brummagem Flash
20 Aug 2015

I'm happy enough with Win7 for the foreseeable: I only dropped XP when Ms stopped supporting it.
Now it appears that Win10 is so good they can't even give it away! I have uninstalled KB3035583 to stop those nagging W10 popups: it's not for me.
How is Ms still living on its long-past glory?
I initially used LibreOffice, to avoid any future repeat of the MsOffice doc-docx non-compatibility fiasco; but find it's better for all my documents.
I'd also get a non-MsWindows OpSystem if only there was an easy-transfer, viable, alternative.
Chrome may be a faster browser; but I will stick with FireFox; as I have a HUGE ethical problem with supporting Google in ANY way. Contrastingly, Mozilla is not owned and run by self-serving bread-heads.
I also boycott other dollar-oriented businesses on ethical grounds: like SkyMedia, as it belongs to Murdock; or anything connected to that Trump.
If only everyone made such choices: the money-grubbers would then be hung out to dry.....

Posted by:

Nezzar
20 Aug 2015

Bob, Thanks for an informative article. The main problem that I have with Edge is that I cannot print from that browser. I have a brand new HP Color Laser Jet printer/copier, so it is not like I am behind the times. The printer was installed remotely by the Best Buy Geek Squad, so I know the installation was correct. I have no problems printing out of Chrome and will continue to use Chrome instead of Edge.
Does anybody have any idea when Microsoft will allow us to print out of their Edge browser???

Posted by:

ralph mangrum
20 Aug 2015

i love windows 10 it's the best so far

Posted by:

IanG
20 Aug 2015

I read as far as: "Microsoft collects and uses information including your location and location history, contacts, voice input, searching history, calendar details, content and communication history from messages and apps, and other information on your device. In Microsoft Edge, Cortana collects and uses your browsing history" and that was enough for me.

I will definitely NOT be using Edge or, most likely, Win 10 either.

Posted by:

J Russell
20 Aug 2015

I too found Edge to be a bit lacking at first. And yes while it is true a few things are missing I discovered that by putting the Favorites Bar on the Menu of Edge, all was well. I can easily go to my usual Home Page with all the features I favor. I'm thinking instead of starting out being cluttered,Microsoft will build on Edge gradually and hopefully, with care, and allow the cream to float to the top. I feel they are taking the right approach, for once, building on a sound foundation. Time will tell.

Posted by:

CJ
20 Aug 2015

Well, I appear to be in the minority here, but I think Edge is just fine. I tried 'Reading View' after Bob's observation and it works beautifully on my version. Come on guys, give it a try. You might find that it's actually rather good (like most of Windows 10).

Posted by:

Smoky Lowe
20 Aug 2015

I have 10 on two computers and I like it. I have kept internet explorer and done away with edge, it is not at all good nor needed. Several things I have disabled and 10 still works well, much better then vista or win8.1, thank you keep up the great work your people do, for us.

Posted by:

Jack Parks
20 Aug 2015

I agree with you totally. Microsoft will never get A browser right because they do not care what the user wants they just try to put stuff in the browser to try and con the users into crap that they can get more money out of them!!!

Posted by:

RichF
20 Aug 2015

I'm ready to try Edge just to see if I can escape the problems with Firefox and Chrome locking up because of script running or with Flash.

Posted by:

Jim
20 Aug 2015

Uploaded 10 from 7 on two computers. HP Photosmart 7520 printer continued to work fine on Dell laptop. Spent hours trying to get HP 8610 printer working on an HP computer. Then two hours with Microsoft technician taking over computer and failing to get it to print. Gave up, went back to 7, and printer works fine. Others having same problem?

Posted by:

Joseph
20 Aug 2015

I cannot understand why so many people still bother with MS products and all the crap and restrictions that must be accepted when you BUY a MS product. UBUNTU is a 'free operating system' which one can install and install again, and again, and again... without restrictions. It does not tie you down to any particular hardware and/or architecture on which it is installed. Moreover, most programs that the average user needs are available in UBUNTU free of charge.

Posted by:

Yvonne
20 Aug 2015

Is there somewhere on Edge Browser that I can download zip files etc, to where I want them to go and not in the Edge Download folder ?
Yvonne

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Allan
20 Aug 2015

I do not like Edge at all. I tried to transfer all of my favorites over from IE11. The supposed transfer went quickly and said it was finished, but none of the favorites moved over to Edge. I have been reading other comments saying that the transfer could be in another folder somewhere. I am not going to even try and find that. It is back to IE11 for me. Microsoft has a lot of work to do on Edge before I will ever consider using that again.

Posted by:

Don
21 Aug 2015

Wow, Edge is one of a very few things in Win 10 I can deal with. I really don't have much problem with it except: if you stay in a motel or use Wifi that you have to sign in on, try and find the sign-in page. Surprise! It's on Internet Explorer. And just try to find that!
But on the whole Edge is one of the least offensive features of Win l0, which I detest beyond belief. I lost a laptop and had to replace it, and the only ones I could find had 8.1 with an upgrade to 10. Which means there is no way for me go back to Win 7, like all my other computers. What the blank happened to Windows Essentials!? The photo editor was the best feature of ANY version of Windows, and now that's gone. When my last Win 7 Desktop dies I'm an Apple user.
I am fervently rooting for MS to go bankrupt as it so richly deserves.

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Posted by:

John Booth
21 Aug 2015

I ran 10 for a week. would have been nice but couldn't get bookmarks to work in edge. messed up mu pc in a few places. to many updates. fix it before you push it. I feel it was released to soon. it needed more beta testing.

Posted by:

Bob K
21 Aug 2015

Reading view works great in my version. It presents a clean page minus all the ads.

Posted by:

krishnan
21 Aug 2015

I find in EDGE the web pages load much faster than in Chrome. And it has happened after I installed win 10.Is there any connection or is it only a coincidence?

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