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2017-10-05 01:28:16 PM  
Good.
 
2017-10-05 01:33:24 PM  
I did install chrome on my iPad for the google translation feature.  It's very useful.
 
2017-10-05 01:59:36 PM  
I use Edge on my tablet because it is far more responsive than Chrome, which has a lag when you scroll the page. Edge is fast and now has extensions like UBlock and Ghostery. But sometimes the tabs will disappear. You tap the top of the fram and they all appear again, but it's a tad annoying. And sometimes it forgets my Fark login so when I try to comment Fark tells me I need to enter my user name and password.
But overall I like it. Chrome has things that annoy me just as much, like every time I save or download something it opens a download bar across the bottom of the screen that then stays there until you manually close it. And the lag when using it with touch.

I've gone back to my Android phone so I'll give Edge a try.
 
2017-10-05 02:12:51 PM  

Ambivalence: I did install chrome on my iPad for the google translation feature.  It's very useful.


Which adblocker do you use?
 
2017-10-05 02:21:32 PM  

Merltech: Ambivalence: I did install chrome on my iPad for the google translation feature.  It's very useful.

Which adblocker do you use?


I don't.  haven't had a problem.
 
2017-10-05 02:53:27 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-10-05 04:28:38 PM  
I've worked on projects that have, for whatever reason, not panned out - never released or never deployed to production. It's kind of demoralizing.

I can only imagine what Edge/IE developers much feel.
 
2017-10-05 04:31:36 PM  

dv-ous: I've worked on projects that have, for whatever reason, not panned out - never released or never deployed to production. It's kind of demoralizing.

I can only imagine what Edge/IE developers much feel.


Considering the working conditions I imagine they're in, pain, nothing but pain.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2017-10-05 04:36:38 PM  
Any other browser on iOS is mostly useless unless it transfers saved passwords

I mean, developers got no choice but to use Safari's rendering engine. That makes Edge no more than a fancy shell to Safari.
 
2017-10-05 04:43:18 PM  
img.fark.net
Typical Edge user.
 
2017-10-05 04:57:40 PM  
Tried to use Edge to trial it out. Gave up when Microsoft failed miserably at syncing bookmarks between devices.  If it can't even do that, I have no interest.
 
2017-10-05 05:00:36 PM  

dj495ufj3: Tried to use Edge to trial it out. Gave up when Microsoft failed miserably at syncing bookmarks between devices.  If it can't even do that, I have no interest.


I hate Edge cuza autoplay

In Firefox, its easy to disable it (about:config and search for Autoplay, set it to false)

With Chrome there is an extension one can add

But with Edge, fark no
 
2017-10-05 05:13:35 PM  

loonatic112358: dv-ous: I've worked on projects that have, for whatever reason, not panned out - never released or never deployed to production. It's kind of demoralizing.

I can only imagine what Edge/IE developers much feel.

Considering the working conditions I imagine they're in, pain, nothing but pain.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 364x273]


img.fark.net

Oh the humanity!
 
2017-10-05 05:20:33 PM  

zang: loonatic112358: dv-ous: I've worked on projects that have, for whatever reason, not panned out - never released or never deployed to production. It's kind of demoralizing.

I can only imagine what Edge/IE developers much feel.

Considering the working conditions I imagine they're in, pain, nothing but pain.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 364x273]

[img.fark.net image 825x444]

Oh the humanity!


but do we know if the Edge Developers are actually there, and allowed to roam freely, or are they stuffed into a closet until misery and pain pour out in the form of code to build a browser

/it's not bad, but I only use it for work stuff like the internal website
 
2017-10-05 05:27:48 PM  
Have Edge at work. Reasonably fast, no notable issues. Some websites think it's an old IE version for some reason and give me the "WTF UPGRADE NOW!" message even though it's fully updated, but that's fairly rare, and has never caused usability issues.

/Posted using Edge.
 
2017-10-05 05:33:33 PM  
BKITU:
ǝƃpǝ ƃuısn pǝʇsod/
sǝnssı ʎʇıןıqɐsn pǝsnɐɔ ɹǝʌǝu sɐɥ puɐ 'ǝɹɐɹ ʎןɹıɐɟ s,ʇɐɥʇ ʇnq 'pǝʇɐpdn ʎןןnɟ s,ʇı ɥƃnoɥʇ uǝʌǝ ǝƃɐssǝɯ „¡ʍou ǝpɐɹƃdn ɟʇʍ„ ǝɥʇ ǝɯ ǝʌıƃ puɐ uosɐǝɹ ǝɯos ɹoɟ uoısɹǝʌ ǝı pןo uɐ s,ʇı ʞuıɥʇ sǝʇısqǝʍ ǝɯos sǝnssı ǝןqɐʇou ou 'ʇsɐɟ ʎןqɐuosɐǝɹ ʞɹoʍ ʇɐ ǝƃpǝ ǝʌɐɥ



What is this wizardry?
 
2017-10-05 05:39:34 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [img.fark.net image 500x882]


Yeah. Welcome to the club, pal.
 
2017-10-05 05:40:46 PM  

Snarfangel: BKITU:
ǝƃpǝ ƃuısn pǝʇsod/
sǝnssı ʎʇıןıqɐsn pǝsnɐɔ ɹǝʌǝu sɐɥ puɐ 'ǝɹɐɹ ʎןɹıɐɟ s,ʇɐɥʇ ʇnq 'pǝʇɐpdn ʎןןnɟ s,ʇı ɥƃnoɥʇ uǝʌǝ ǝƃɐssǝɯ „¡ʍou ǝpɐɹƃdn ɟʇʍ„ ǝɥʇ ǝɯ ǝʌıƃ puɐ uosɐǝɹ ǝɯos ɹoɟ uoısɹǝʌ ǝı pןo uɐ s,ʇı ʞuıɥʇ sǝʇısqǝʍ ǝɯos sǝnssı ǝןqɐʇou ou 'ʇsɐɟ ʎןqɐuosɐǝɹ ʞɹoʍ ʇɐ ǝƃpǝ ǝʌɐɥ


What is this wizardry?


his internet must be routed through Australia
 
2017-10-05 06:05:31 PM  
2edgy4me bro
 
2017-10-05 06:22:02 PM  

loonatic112358: zang: loonatic112358: dv-ous: I've worked on projects that have, for whatever reason, not panned out - never released or never deployed to production. It's kind of demoralizing.

I can only imagine what Edge/IE developers much feel.

Considering the working conditions I imagine they're in, pain, nothing but pain.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 364x273]

[img.fark.net image 825x444]

Oh the humanity!

but do we know if the Edge Developers are actually there, and allowed to roam freely, or are they stuffed into a closet until misery and pain pour out in the form of code to build a browser

/it's not bad, but I only use it for work stuff like the internal website


That's about a 30 second walk from the building where at least some of the Edge engineering team works.  They have good breakfast but I'm not partial to the espresso vendor they picked for that location.  Cell phone stores, bike store, credit union branch, hair stylist, optometrist, and several restaurants there as well, all on campus.  I think that building in the distance has rotating international chefs at the cafeteria, and what's effectively the company gym / family sports center is another block down the road.  They have a free shuttle you can take.
 
2017-10-05 06:59:44 PM  
It's more touch responsive than most
 
2017-10-05 09:05:27 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: I use Edge on my tablet because it is far more responsive than Chrome, which has a lag when you scroll the page. Edge is fast and now has extensions like UBlock and Ghostery. But sometimes the tabs will disappear. You tap the top of the fram and they all appear again, but it's a tad annoying. And sometimes it forgets my Fark login so when I try to comment Fark tells me I need to enter my user name and password.
But overall I like it. Chrome has things that annoy me just as much, like every time I save or download something it opens a download bar across the bottom of the screen that then stays there until you manually close it. And the lag when using it with touch.

I've gone back to my Android phone so I'll give Edge a try.


I will also when it's available.
 
2017-10-05 09:06:47 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: It's more touch responsive than most


On Android, it could have that, but on iOS, yer up shiats creek
 
2017-10-05 09:08:47 PM  
They told us to use FF or Chrome to access the O365 tenant admin because IE/EDGE have java problems.
 
2017-10-05 09:48:33 PM  

morg: They told us to use FF or Chrome to access the O365 tenant admin because IE/EDGE have java problems.


Wait, what...?!?

"Forget it, Jack.  It's Microsoft..."
 
2017-10-05 09:50:42 PM  

dv-ous: I've worked on projects that have, for whatever reason, not panned out - never released or never deployed to production. It's kind of demoralizing.

I can only imagine what Edge/IE developers much feel.


They look upon the few remaining scraps of the Windows Mobile team and say "Well, at least we're not them..."
 
2017-10-05 10:09:48 PM  
I use it. I like it.
 
2017-10-05 10:11:44 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-10-05 10:24:32 PM  
Edge supports Flash.

Your move Firefox 64.
 
2017-10-05 11:30:39 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-10-06 01:47:05 AM  

cman: Any other browser on iOS is mostly useless unless it transfers saved passwords

I mean, developers got no choice but to use Safari's rendering engine. That makes Edge no more than a fancy shell to Safari.


Brave has added enough privacy features to be my default mobile browser. Edge is the most stable of the big 3 for our media center streaming.
 
2017-10-06 01:50:29 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: It's more touch responsive than most


Making it good for pr0n, no doubt - a browser's primary purpose.
 
2017-10-06 07:13:08 AM  
I use Edge as well. I am very much a plain-vanilla internet user though. I don't use much in the way of addons, go to many obscure sites, or anything like that. Works amazingly with Office 365, and at least for me on my workstation, it's generally snappier than Chrome.
 
2017-10-06 11:39:57 AM  
I really wish someone at MS could explain what they even think Edge is supposed to be for.  Nobody wants it, nobody uses it, and it seems like a waste of their time to pretend othewise.
 
2017-10-06 11:41:48 AM  

cefm: I really wish someone at MS could explain what they even think Edge is supposed to be for.  Nobody wants it, nobody uses it, and it seems like a waste of their time to pretend othewise.


Edge is a way to get folks to use Bing
 
2017-10-06 01:42:43 PM  

cman: cefm: I really wish someone at MS could explain what they even think Edge is supposed to be for.  Nobody wants it, nobody uses it, and it seems like a waste of their time to pretend othewise.

Edge is a way to get folks to use Bing


Edge is a way to get folks to use Bing Chrome.
 
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