Microsoft's Edge browser is in serious trouble

 

Analytics firm Net Applications revised its methodology to cull bots from its browser share numbers and found that as much as half of the traffic to Edge on Windows 10 was artificially inflated.

Microsoft's Edge browser is less popular with Windows 10 users than earlier thought, if revised data from a U.S. analytics vendor can be believed.

According to Net Applications of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Edge has been designated the primary browser by fewer than one in six Windows 10 users for more than a year and a half. That's a significant downgrading of Edge's user share statistics from the browser's portrayal before this month.

During the 19-month span between May 2016 and November 2017 - data for that stretch was what Net Applications offered publicly - Edge was run by between 15.6% (in April 2017) and 12.2% (September 2017) of all Windows 10 users. It never reached 16.7% - or one in six - and trended downward overall, starting the period at 14.8% (May 2016) and ending it at 13.2% (November 2017), an 11% decline.

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Edge

One of the problems with Edge is, if you are looking at a article a pop up ad opens,and you cannot get rid of it.
Plus Edge will lock up once in a while, witch gets very annoying

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what a POS

Edge is merely an extension of M$' data gathering suite. It sucks as a browser.

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Yup, MS Edge is just rebranded same old same old

Timantide wrote:

One of the problems with Edge is, if you are looking at a article a pop up ad opens,and you cannot get rid of it.
Plus Edge will lock up once in a while, witch gets very annoying

Exactly. I've had brand new business PCs out of the box with Edge on Windows 10 and it freezes/hangs before long. And they wonder why people use Firefox or Chrome... Problem is so many of our business apps require a Microsoft browser i.e. IE 11 and that can be configured for security settings with group policies, etc.

I like Edge browser but I

I like Edge browser but I use it only once to download Firefox and Chrome.

strange

No problem with Edge. Would never run a Google product.

Quit using it

Prefer chrome

New Browser

Just downloaded Firefox Quantum, so far works well there articles that say Chrome uses alot of resources and Firefox doesn't, but either one is better then Edge.

Opera

I just replaced my old computer with a new one that has Windows 10 as the operating system, and came with Edge as a consequence. I tried Edge briefly and then went back to my multi-year favorite - Opera.

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I tried Edge briefly and then went back to my multi-year favorite - Opera.

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You know it's Chinese owned now, right?

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Bing Points

I only use Edge when they offer a bonus for using it to collect Bing points, which can be converted to Amazon gift certificates. Yup, Microsoft will actually pay you to use Edge...

Chinese

Juggernaut wrote:

You know it's Chinese owned now, right?

Which is why he should be using Vivaldi, unless he's using a pre-Chromium version of Opera. Unlike "Nu" Opera, Vivaldi is spearheaded by Jon von Tetzchner, a co-founder of Opera.

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Extensions?

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:
Juggernaut wrote:

You know it's Chinese owned now, right?

Which is why he should be using Vivaldi, unless he's using a pre-Chromium version of Opera. Unlike "Nu" Opera, Vivaldi is spearheaded by Jon von Tetzchner, a co-founder of Opera.

Does Vivaldi accept extensions? I use several with Chrome now and since Edge accepts so few (which apparently need to be MS-blessed to be offered for Edge), I've only looked at Edge for a brief time. I do like Edge for its Reading View mode but not enough to use without my extensions.

More Bing points

EV Driver wrote:

I only use Edge when they offer a bonus for using it to collect Bing points, which can be converted to Amazon gift certificates. Yup, Microsoft will actually pay you to use Edge...

Exactly the only way I use Edge, other than the points I think it sucks. RoboForm password manager that I have used for years won't work with Edge. I asked the RoboForm support why, they said Microsoft would not give them the coding so that RoboForm could rewrite the code to make the program work with Edge. I got rid of Windows 10 also.

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profetic name

Looks like Microsoft give this browser prophetic name. You start using it and it can take you over the Edge smile

If you wondering it has also problem in corporate environment, that is using Explorer for resources access. Microsoft software doesn't recognize it as proper browser and you still have to use IE to access data.

Compatibility issues between their own programs are very typical for Microsoft. If I only remember newer Office and opening documents in older formats. I often had had better results to open old Word doc with Open Office and export it to newer docx format, than if I try to open directly with new word.

Better Browsers

There are better browsers than MS Edge. Edge will have to get better to actually get a bigger share of the market.

Hopefully it just goes away.

Hopefully it just goes away. Microsoft hasn't produced a good browser for years and Edge is no exception.

Extensions

CraigW wrote:
Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:
Juggernaut wrote:

You know it's Chinese owned now, right?

Which is why he should be using Vivaldi, unless he's using a pre-Chromium version of Opera. Unlike "Nu" Opera, Vivaldi is spearheaded by Jon von Tetzchner, a co-founder of Opera.

Does Vivaldi accept extensions? I use several with Chrome now and since Edge accepts so few (which apparently need to be MS-blessed to be offered for Edge), I've only looked at Edge for a brief time. I do like Edge for its Reading View mode but not enough to use without my extensions.

Vivaldi is Chromium based, so it supports extensions and doesn't complain because you loaded an extension from outside the web store. One thing I have yet to try with it is its stacked tabs feature. But I do like its built-in notepad.

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Edge is much better than

Edge is much better than Internet Exploder. Not many use Edge myself included, it's just easier to something you are used to using when you needed to have a replacement for IE.

What about ....

.... a Bono browser?

mrgreen

Late Adopter

sunsetrunner wrote:

Edge is much better than Internet Exploder. Not many use Edge myself included, it's just easier to something you are used to using when you needed to have a replacement for IE.

I agree... comfort and convenience are significant determinants in using any type of software - browsers included. It usually takes significant/repeated problems for most people to switch.

Of course, I recently dropped Edge for Chrome. Just saying...

Not a an of Edge

Have not liked the look and feel of it since I went to Win10 so only used it long enough to download Chrome. Used to be a big Firefox user but switched to Chrome a few years back.

browsers

ive used edge and explorer and several others they all have faults and good points and every time I change them the other one works better as far as the edge browser goes it needs a lot of improvement's !

Edge seems lost among the

Edge seems lost among the competition. I never use it. Tried it once or twice and can't see any advantage of using it.

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I've hated every browser that came with WinBlows...

...and I'm a Certified MCSE Systems Engineer! I've tried just a bout all of them, and currently like Firefox for day-to-day browsing, and if I don't want to leave a trail, I use the Epic Privacy Browser (it has a choice of built-in proxies).

The new Brave Browser is not bad, but not quite ready for prime-time IMHO.

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gave up

well i finally gave up on the edge browser it crashed again so im trying Chrome, edge seems to crash randomly on its own we will see if chrome is any better

I have never used Edge

Chrome is my preferred browser. A few years back I had trouble with Explorer. I called my ISP provider and they recommended that I use Chrome. I haven't had a problem since. (They stated that they had all kinds of issues with Explorer.)

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edge/chrome

Im getting away from edge. In the past I have had firefox but it didn't play very nice with flash and some games I had.
I have edge figured out but for chrome I do not know how to move pics from my phone to my email then on to my pictures on computer. They come in as an attachment. Not a thumbnail.

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Edge

Edge and facebook don't get along.

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