Posts Tagged ‘Edge’

Speed up Edge by Disabling Flash

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Edge definitely runs relatively slow when compared to other browsers … but I’m not sure if disabling Flash is really a practical answer to that problem.

One of the annoyances of Microsoft Edge that I experience whenever I use the web browser is that it lags at times. This is noticeable for instance when websites are loaded from external sources but also at other occasions. When a website loads for instance, it lags until all content is loaded. The loading itself seems to take longer than when other browsers are used but I could never put my finger down on the cause for this as it only happens on some sites and not all of them.


Microsoft Edge Annoyances

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

I have no problem with the lack of customization options and I haven’t had problems with copy and paste functions either, but the lagging and occasional slowness of Edge does get to be a pain sometimes.

Microsoft Edge is a new browser, and while I tend to be lenient when it comes to new browsers and the features that they may be missing, I think it is fair to hold browser’s by multi-billion Dollar companies to higher standards than browsers created by smaller companies. When Microsoft Edge launched with Windows 10 in 2015, it was clear that Microsoft cut the tie to Internet Explorer in a major way.


Which Browser is the Fastest?

Friday, June 24th, 2016

It sounds like Microsoft’s efforts to create a faster, more competitive browser have yielded fairly decent results.

Which browser is the fastest? When Google introduced Chrome, one area the company put a lot of emphasize on was performance. Google ran benchmarks regularly showing that the browser’s performance was way better than that of other browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer which were dominating the landscape at that time.


Microsoft Edge Full Policy List

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

I haven’t really taken the time to play around with Edge yet, but in the process of discussing the policy list, this article also provides a nice overview of some of Edge’s features, capabilities and characteristics.

The following guide provides you with information about all Microsoft Edge policies up to the release of Windows 10’s Anniversary Update in Summer 2016. Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Windows 10. Most who used it agree that it works better than Internet Explorer in many regards, but also see quite a few issues of which some will be resolved with this Summer’s Anniversary Update for Windows 10. Policies are designed to manage Microsoft Edge, and here in particular in business environments and the enterprise.


How to Troubleshoot Microsoft Edge Hangs

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Unfortunately, the solution for this type of problem with Edge is neither simple nor convenient … but it works.

The new Windows 10 web browser Microsoft Edge is rather bare bones when it comes to tools that it provides you for troubleshooting issues you experience in the browser. Yesterday for instance, I ran into an issue that would prevent a page from loading at all. Edge would hang, and since the tab was already open in the browser, closing and opening it again would not do a thing about it. Whenever Edge opened, the browser would hang and I could do nothing as controls such as closing tabs or the settings were not working.


Tip: Use a Secondary Browser for Java, Flash and Other Plugins

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

This is a helpful tip, but it also goes without saying that certain plugins work better on some browsers than they do on others.

While most browser makers plan to drop support for Java, Flash and other plugins such as Silverlight or Quicktime, or have stopped supporting these technologies already, there are still a lot of sites and services out there that can only be accessed if certain plugins are installed in the browser. If you take Google Chrome for instance you will quickly notice that it supports Flash thanks to a native integration of the technology but no other plugin. This means that Chrome users cannot access content on the Internet that require Silverlight, Java or other plugins.


Microsoft Reveals Upcoming Windows 10 Features

Monday, April 11th, 2016

A sneak peek at some of the new features that Microsoft has planned for Windows 10.

Microsoft has published a Windows 10 roadmap for Business and Enterprise customers that reveals upcoming features of the operating system as well as a planned release month for the operating system’s Anniversary Update. According to this roadmap, Microsoft plans to release the Anniversary Update in July 2016.


Windows 10 Build 14291 Ships with Edge Extensions Support … Sort Of

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

This does appear to be a baby-step in the right direction. Hopefully, this means that Microsoft is in the process of addressing user concerns about the Edge browser.

Microsoft shipped build 14291 of Windows 10 to the Fast Ring insider channel a few hours ago, and with it an update for the system’s default browser Microsoft Edge that introduces initial support for extensions. The version of Microsoft Edge that is available on stable builds of Windows 10, does not support extensions currently but Microsoft plans to change that this year by integrating an extensions engine to Edge that is very similar to that of Google Chrome.


Pwn2Own 2016 – Windows, OS X, Chrome, Edge, Safari All Hacked

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Well, here’s some unsettling news …

The results of this year’s Pwn2Own security contest are in and things are not looking good for Windows and Apple OS X, the browsers Safari, Edge and Chrome, and Adobe Flash as they have all been pwned by participating security teams. Firefox was not part of the 2016 contest because it has not “made serious security improvements in the last year” according to Brian Gorenc, manager of Vulnerability Research at HPE, which sponsored the 2016 event together with TrendMicro.


New Information about Microsoft Edge Extensions

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Here’s a sneak peek at Microsoft’s plans for upcoming Edge extensions, (not too many surprises here.)

A leaked Store entry of the first Microsoft Edge extension revealed interesting information about upcoming extensions support of Windows 10’s default browser. The store entry of the extension Page Analyzer is hidden from the Store application on Windows 10, the Microsoft Store website, and search engines currently which means that it cannot be opened unless you have the direct link.