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    Default New Edge Browser -June Forced Update

    2 days ago I had a forced installation of the new MS Edge browser. I was waiting to at some later date install it when i chose.
    Friday morning it came through as a "update in process".

    I do not like the way it seems to have removed several features. e.g. I do not want my favourites Folders (it could only list som4 in the toolbar. I looked for a way to hide them-zilch. I then tried Cut but that deleted the entire Folder. I have had to go to "import from Internet Explorer.
    Selecting a Folder within Favourites is messy as it does not lock and also the "slide bar" to use to proceed down the Folder to the link one wants is no longer there . Often one selects an "early" link then has to use arrow keys to move down the folder and they often "stick".
    Apart from doing an earlier period System Restore can one revert to the older version of Edge or can someone suggest some fixes for issues such as I have mentioned above? e.g Sort alphabetically.
    Edge has been my preferred Browser v Chrome, Opera and Firefox (all of which I regularly also use)
    I'm sure I shall find more issues
    Thanks

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    Default Re: New Edge Browser -June Forced Update

    Can you post a Screen shot of what you are referring to relating to

    e.g. I do not want my favourites Folders (it could only list som4 in the toolbar. I looked for a way to hide them-zilch.
    The other requests -- Sort alphabetically -- Simple instructions -- https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/...nize-favorites

    The "slide bar" is replaced with up /down arrows

    If you dont want the new version simply go into Settings - Apps - Select Edge and uninstall. BUT make sure you back up any fav's first and it will also remove the Edge icon on the desktop, it still will be in the programs list from Start so you can put the icon back if you wish.
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    Default Re: New Edge Browser -June Forced Update

    If you are referring to the Fav's along the horizontal opening page - Simple setting - Top Right is a cog, along with various options:

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    Default Re: New Edge Browser -June Forced Update

    Just got it on my pc last night, it imported all my chrome settings and addons and now it looks and feels pretty much the same as chrome.
    Might actually consider using it now.
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    Default Re: New Edge Browser -June Forced Update

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    Just got it on my pc last night, it imported all my chrome settings and addons and now it looks and feels pretty much the same as chrome.
    Might actually consider using it now.
    Thats because it is Microsoft's version of Chrome.

    With Chromium Open source, Microsoft added their own bits and bobs to it and called it Edge, so basically most addon's - Extensions that are used in Google Chrome will work on Edge.

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    Default Re: New Edge Browser -June Forced Update

    Yes I was aware of that. They did set it to use Bing of course but that's easily fixed.
    I guess I was expecting them to make it look different, but the shortcut bar and general appearance is very chrome like
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    Default Re: New Edge Browser -June Forced Update

    It came through for me and it still has a slide bar, although I rarely use it as I just use my mouse wheel

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    It loaded for me with my updates last night, but you didnt have to actually use it, you could basically decline making it your default browser, and not import anything.

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    Default Re: New Edge Browser -June Forced Update

    Was a chrome user for years but been using Edge since it was in dev mode. No surprise, works fine for me.

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    Default Re: New Edge Browser -June Forced Update

    One less browser engine for developers to worry about

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