04-08-2019 07:50 AM
04-08-2019 07:50 AM
Greetings Microsoft Edge Insiders!
Let us start off by saying, welcome to the Microsoft Edge Insider community! We’re so excited to have you here, and we can’t wait to start learning from you. If you haven’t read our Welcome to the Microsoft Edge Insider community article yet, we recommend starting there. It has a bunch of great information on how we got here and where we’re heading.
Our mission is to create a thriving community of valuable Insiders, like you, so we can closely listen and learn how Microsoft Edge can be better. We believe that having open, honest, and continued conversations with our Insider community is a great way to build a close relationship with our users.
Why do all of this? Because we want to build a browser that’s deeply grounded in your needs. Your voice is the most important piece of helping us build a better Microsoft Edge. The feedback you provide leads to meaningful conversations that may ultimately produce the new features, bug fixes, and other improvements that matter the most to you. Listening is just the beginning for us. Our true goal is to build Microsoft Edge with the voice of the Insider community as our guiding light.
When we announced the next version of Microsoft Edge back in December, we asked a simple question: If you could change one thing about the web, what would it be?
We were completely humbled by the over 40k comments you’ve shared with us. That’s a whole lot of ideas. Thank you!
You tell us that you love some things about the current Microsoft Edge browser, like the smooth scrolling experience, our Fluent Design and the precision touchpad, and you hope we’ll bring those things forward into the next version too.
We hear that you have strong feelings about online advertising. Some of you wish ads that pop-up would just disappear and the same for auto-playing ads. While others feel a strong desire to remove or fundamentally change how online advertising works on the web. There is concern how these advertisements enable sites to track you as you browse which feels "creepy" and "invasive."
The overwhelming majority of comments (we’re talking thousands of messages) that we have read wish for a change in the fundamental attributes of the web. Make it faster, safer, more reliable and more private. You want your browsers to have smaller memory footprints, lower battery consumption, higher rendering speed and better stability. We agree with you wholeheartedly! The attributes that you say matter most in your browsing experience are performance, privacy, and reliability. So that is where we are starting.
We are focusing on delivering outstanding fundamentals. Speed, stability, accessibility, compatibility, security, and privacy are always top of mind for us. We are using your comments and suggestions to guide us while we are getting the new Microsoft Edge ready for its debut.
In the meantime, jump in, download the Microsoft Edge Insider Channels, and let us know what you think. What’s working well? Where do we need to improve? Over time, we hope to build healthy engagement and feedback loops with our community members.
We’re also mindful that our users have preferred ways to engage with us. Whether you view the latest information on the Microsoft Edge Insider website, enjoy direct discussions on our forum, need a personal support assistant via help (F1), share your feedback and suggestions via the smiley face, or just want to give us a shout on Twitter, we’re always listening and looking for ways to reach out wherever our users feel most comfortable and prefer to talk to us. We’re all ears!
Thank you for being here. We look forward to listening and engaging with you.
-The Microsoft Edge Team-
04-08-2019 09:09 AM
Hi @Lawrence_Bai, You can reply to the article you wish to ask about, or if you want to start your own discussion, you are welcome to ask it in the Discussions space here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Discussions/bd-p/EdgeInsiderDiscussions
04-08-2019 09:25 AM - edited 04-08-2019 09:27 AM
04-08-2019 09:25 AM - edited 04-08-2019 09:27 AM
@Deleted I've got no problem here with HTML 5 player, AVC 4k@60fps... For ref, I'm on Canary
04-08-2019 09:27 AM
04-08-2019 09:28 AM
We need to be able to use our Office365 account to sign in for syncing passwords, bookmarks, etc. Requiring a Microsoft account defeats the purpose of a truly unified account. They can sign into windows with a 365 account, get email and their apps with it. Now we just need the browser to work with it! @Elliot Kirk
04-08-2019 09:49 AM
@Elliot Kirk As a web developer I do like to test sites on as many platforms as possible. I know it's going to use the Chromium engine so hopefully things just work as they do in other Chromium browsers. As far as I'm aware, every single one has a Linux version: Vivaldi, Brave, Opera, Chromium, Chrome, etc.
If Edge for Linux worked well enough I may even use it as my primary browser.
04-08-2019 10:17 AM
@Kexy Biscuit After exploration, I figured it out: install the extension from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/idm-integration-module/ngpampappnmepgilojfohadhhmbhlaek instead of IDM provided files.
04-08-2019 11:03 AM - edited 04-08-2019 11:07 AM
The looks are much better than the previous version. The latter was one of the reasons I didn't use Edge.
Currently, my favorite browser is Vivaldi, for several different reasons, including the UI and the features. Edge has some catching up to do, before I can consider making Edge my default browser over Vivaldi.
Also, tried to access one of my favorite sites (ESPN Cricinfo). That didn't load at all.
For those of who prefer it, how about providing an option to have a classic menu bar, rather than the current one?
04-08-2019 11:09 AM
@Elliot Kirk My biggest concerns about Edge have never been the rendering engine, they have been the malicious ads and clickbait on the start page, and Bing integration plus the inability to save (pages or pdfs). Will these issues be addressed in the new Edge?
04-08-2019 11:19 AM
04-08-2019 11:35 AM
@Elliot Kirk Thanks for the work. Just like yerr did with Edge for android, it was the best decision. Its more fluent and easy to use, from the first second i had it. it is a braw browser and we just hauding at the early stage ye know.
Now, some things i've noted :
- The Windows 10 tablet mode "return" button dinnae return a page. Instead rolls back to the Start Menu (in edge it worked like the back button at the adress bar).
-ah dinnae ken, but couldnt change my News Country for the New Tab Feed so im havin the USA news... trying to keep the heid currently. hope you can hoggle these for better ones or at least the good ole UK news that yer had on classic edge.
Thanks hope ya read this. and treat urselves to some skoosh to celebrate
04-08-2019 11:48 AM
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