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Title: Microsoft Edge
Post by: dnewhous on 2020-04-27 10:33:19
There is a new version with a stylized 'e' that almost looks like an 'o' that you have to download manually.  The acid3 test has gone backwards to 96% vis a vis the browser comparison chart on the wikipedia. 

But the multiprocess support is perfect!  It doesn't crash! 

I am using the AdBlockPlus browser extension.   The only one that works right with secure sites.

To be honest, with the update, and the manual update to Windows from Windows update along with the latest .NET framework, the display looks a bit MacIntoshish.
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: dnewhous on 2020-05-07 04:17:40
Also, Edge has extensions, most of which are pop up blockers.  The one that I use now is Adguard Adblocker. 
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: dnewhous on 2020-05-07 05:45:32
After some experimentation I have discovered that AdBlocker is ghosted so that sites will not know it's there.
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: dnewhous on 2020-05-07 08:10:46
Er, I meant "stealthed" not "ghosted."
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: dnewhous on 2020-05-07 19:42:56
Because if the pop blocker isn't stealthed, you'll sometimes get a pop up indicating you have a pop up blocker.  Which means you can browse CNN in peace.
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: dnewhous on 2020-07-03 02:01:56
I have found that Edge sometimes hangs when using Lenovo support.  The solution is to switch between Edge and Chrome to get Edge unjammed.  The display on Edge looks better, the fonts on Chrome look too small.  My eyesight isn't young anymore and I can't take heavy doses of Chrome.
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: soundping on 2020-07-03 03:50:13
I use Canary Edge with Adguard Adblocker.
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: dnewhous on 2020-07-05 11:18:27
Adguard Adblocker has promoted itself to Adblocker for Windows with a free VPN.   That may conflict with KIS secure connection.

I tried Ad-aware adblock because it is supposedly faster.  Comments

1) It does work with Edge
2) It does not work with CNN.
3) With Chrome it has serious hijack problems.   

If I were more vigilant I might see if it works better on Chrome with Spywareblaster installed.  Browser hijack may be the wrong term - it just starts popping tabs at you with advertising in them.
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: kode54 on 2020-07-06 01:05:35
What about uBlock Origin?
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: dnewhous on 2020-07-07 00:45:13
I'm afraid it will block pop ups on student loan sites.

Also, I think I have a root kit that causes news items to pop up in the lower right of my desktop.  When it's just incoming email notices I assume its normal.  Edge ignores them, Chrome starts popping up notices.  I just got done getting rid of some weird malware that I had to setup and then uninstall to get rid of.  I already had one Geek Squad cleaning and they aren't free.
Title: Re: Microsoft Edge
Post by: kode54 on 2020-07-07 04:23:57
You may also have clicked the button to allow a random site or two to push notices to your browser, and that setting is per browser, too. Check for "notifications" under settings of both browsers.
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