04-08-2019 10:04 AM
04-08-2019 10:04 AM
I love where Edge is going except for the new tab page. There should be an option to completely disable the feed. Firstly, it shows all sort of junk that I never want to see. It is US-centric which is wildly out of context in India. It would be better to have panels that could actually contribute to my productivity ( e.g., Microsoft Todo integration with my lists on new tab, Outlook mailbox or even recently shared / edited on Office 365, etc).
Also, when Dark theme is selected, the New Tab page should also get dark. Focussed mode could take some inspiration from Humble New Tab which actually gets out of the way of the user.
04-08-2019 12:13 PM
I agree. It would also be nice to have the option to remove the "Microsoft News" bar at the bottom when in "Focused" or "Inspirational" mode (It's especially distracting in Inspirational mode).
04-08-2019 01:13 PM
04-08-2019 01:47 PM - edited 04-08-2019 01:48 PM
The feed is absolutely filled with junk content. I had this converstaion with Bing executives when I was involved in a panel with them. First and foremost people should be able to chose to never see articles from certain sources and then an effort needs to be made to make sure that only quality content is present in that feed. What does it say about Microssoft when it delivers junk content to its web browser users?
04-08-2019 02:10 PM
Right now the biggest problem with the NTP is that unlike the UWP version of Edge, the news feed cannot be completely disabled. This will prevent me from using this as my daily driver.
I'd also like to control what search engine the NTP search bar uses - there's zero reason to lock it to Bing and you will only lose users doing that.
04-08-2019 02:48 PM - edited 04-08-2019 02:49 PM
I agree that the news feed needs the option to be disabled. We also should be able to change the news feed location on the NTP like the old version (Edge UWP?). I'm in Canada and get Canadian news, but I'm from the US and I need to be able to switch between the two locations.
04-08-2019 07:49 PM
04-09-2019 03:49 AM
I would also like an option to remove "my feed", no mattter how relavant it may be to me, I still don't want it, I should be able to disbale it.