09-29-2020 01:51 PM
09-29-2020 01:51 PM
I'm glad Edge Team finally made a sidebar for Favorites! Please make this available for History and Downloads and Edge will FINALLY be on the direction to become a good browser! Sidebars are great for keeping you in your workflow instead of being as obtrusive as fullscreen menus.
And please let us pin the Downloads and History buttons to the toolbar too! As of now, you can only do so with Favorites, but there's not much of a point since the Favorites bar exists.
Looking forward to the possibility of Edge maybe even being as good as Firefox sometime within the next five years!
09-29-2020 02:43 PM
09-29-2020 02:50 PM - edited 09-29-2020 03:02 PM
I'm asking because Firefox has been my default browser for a long time before switching to Edge, now it's my 2nd one.
09-29-2020 03:06 PM
I'm mainly going to talk about Firefox for Windows and iOS because I'm more familiar with them.
And I know that Edge will supposedly get some of these features at some point, but I'm talking about what's better now.
Firefox for iOS has:
09-29-2020 03:29 PM
09-29-2020 03:46 PM
I don't think you read the part where I said "And I know that Edge will supposedly get some of these features at some point, but I'm talking about what's better now."
Edge's toolbar isn't very customizable at all. The only things you can pin to Edge's toolbar are Favorites (which is redundant because of the Favorites toolbar), Collections, Feedback, and Share. Firefox lets you pin things like Downloads, History, Edit controls, New Window, New Private Window, Synced Tabs, Print, Zoom Controls, etc. And they aren't limited to only being to the right of the URL bar. I have, for example, put "new window" buttons in the topmost toolbar (next to the tabs) because that's where it makes sense for me--a great way to browse the web faster.
Integrating Edge tabs into Alt+Tab will show tabs alongside open windows. This clutters the Alt+Tab view and therefore makes it inefficient. Keeping tabs and windows separate makes much more sense.
History sync isn't coming "soon." It's been "planned for summer" for months now and summer is over. (Again, you didn't seem to read the part where I said "And I know that Edge will supposedly get some of these features at some point, but I'm talking about what's better now.")
Container tabs are more efficient for privacy than using multiple windows. Extensions like Firefox's own Facebook Container (which I think they have now integrated within Firefox and included by default) will open Facebook-owned sites within its own container automatically.
Downloads/history/favorites make perfect sense to group together for me as all of them are menus for accessing features of the browser. Especially since they all use sidebars in Firefox, and Firefox uses a common toolbar for any commands (or extensions) that can access it.
Firefox for iOS has buttons above the keyboard that, with one tap, let you search that specific website for whatever you typed in the URL bar. For example, if I use Google as my default search, I can type "Microsoft Edge" in the URL bar and then click the Wikipedia icon above the keyboard to automatically search Wikipedia for Microsoft Edge (and because of the way Wikipedia's search works, I will automatically be taken to the article for Edge).
URL autocompletion isn't a feature in Edge for iOS.
09-29-2020 03:50 PM
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09-29-2020 04:01 PM
Let's take take away the upcoming features then.
Firefox for iOS has:
The question was about what advantages Firefox has, and here they are. This is the answer you wanted!
What Firefox features are redundant?
Even if you don't talk about iOS, there are people who use it. Both browsers have iOS apps, and there is a clear winner.
09-29-2020 04:03 PM
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09-29-2020 04:15 PM
I guess that's fair. Let's remove ones where Edge has similar, if not equivalent, features. And also the Library, since you're not a fan of that.
Firefox for iOS:
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