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What is it with Microsoft Edge ?

I'm finding it's appallingly slow at the best of times but the last few days it gives you a page but you can't move on from it.

Then you go to refresh it and all you get is 'Microsoft edge is not responding'.
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ragingfire · 31-35, M
They tried to reinvent chrome for Microsoft and called it edge. It has its own engine. If you go to your task manager you’ll see how much resources it consumes. Just keep a couple of tabs open at a time but that doesn’t work sometimes. A reason why I’m not a fan of Microsoft products but use them at times.
ragingfire · 31-35, M
[@6602,helenS] You are right and Chromium has its own bugs. It creates threads that don't die out even if you are not using the browser.
helenS · 31-35, F
[@429468,ragingfire] I understood there are serious memory leaks.
ragingfire · 31-35, M
[@6602,helenS] Indeed, I was debugging a nodeJs app that was using Chromium to create PDFs from web browser to generate power usage reports for customers. I'm not a developer, but I do my coding to save money because paying a programmer costs almost an arm and a leg and I just started my business a couple of years ago. I found out how bad the utility is. It crashes or times out and doesn't collect the objects it has created. I was blaming it on node for not having the proper garbage collector, but I found out that Chromium is the culprit as well. I had to explicitly kill the chrome instances after every exception. Not an ideal way to do it, but it stopped the bleeding till I replaced it all with java.
hunkalove · 61-69, M
A bunch of sites were attacked yesterday. Amazon was one. We had bad Internet all day.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@45528,hunkalove] Hard to tell though whether it's because of that (you'd think there'd be a pop-up note or something by now if that were the case)
MarkPaul · 22-25, M
You're not treating it right.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@8638,MarkPaul] Not treating it at all at the minute !
I've switched to Google.
helenS · 31-35, F
I use Edge all the time, every day. The browser is excellent and very fast; it's based on the same rendering engine as Chrome. Built-in developer tools are powerful.
And it's not owned by Google (which was the main reason why I switched to Edge).

If you encounter any problems I don't think a different browser would be faster.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@6602,helenS] That's what i don't understand. And it's not like i haven't 'updated' the version of it either.

I recently switched out the router for a new supposedly faster thing having had trouble with the old one and that's been 100% more reliable at keeping a signal going where the old one would be in and out for periods of time all day.
helenS · 31-35, F
[@448576,Picklebobble2] Do you connect to the internet via LAN or WiFi please?
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@6602,helenS] Wifi
Xipooh · 26-30, M
Firefox boi
must be your internet. My edge works fine
I still use Chrome
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
[@6602,helenS] yeah, but they do anyway if you have an Android phone. And if you with an iPhone, Apple know where you live.
helenS · 31-35, F
[@23671,basilfawlty89] Yes Apple know where I live (I'm a customer, they send the hardware I order from them to my address!) but they won't sell my data to 3rd parties. Selling user data isn't part of Apple's business. They live from selling [u]hardware[/u] (and, to a minor degree, software). Likewise, Microsoft lives from selling office software and operating systems. That's why I use MS Edge as a browser, MS Bing as my favorite search engine, and Apple hardware.
[@6602,helenS] I know
HatterM · 46-50, M
I get rid of its persistent attempts to get me to use it on rare occasions I use Windows. More a Firefox man myself. If Edge updates are anything like Windows updates, well... I dread to think.
twiigss · 41-45, MVIP
Microcrap needs to just go away. It's not the same customer friendly company it was 30 years ago. At least back then, it seemed like they gave a damn. Not anymore.

I use Firefox, have no complaints. Other than when i try to access a help file and edge opens up.
erosa · 22-25, F
Try Firefox.
Northwest · M
I don't know if this has anything to do with Edge. There might be something going on there in your system.

I don't use edge. I have been a Chrome user and use a ton of its developers extensions to write/debug software.

Both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are written using the same Open Source core: Chromium, initially developed by Google but is now fully Open Source.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@9416,Northwest]The only reason i use more than one search engine is because i need to keep work related stuff including live accountancy packages updated regularly.
And i need a browser system to do it.

Ordinarily i'd use one for personal browsing and one for business.
Northwest · M
[@448576,Picklebobble2] You don't have to use multiple web browsers. What you need to do, is log out and log back in using a different account, to keep your data/credentials separate. My guess is that the issue you're experiencing is not related to Edge.

I doubt the issue is related to your router as well. Even the slowest router, today, will still be able to handle all the traffic from a typical Internet connection.
quitwhendone · 46-50, M
Why would you even bother to use Edge when Firefox and Chrome are available?
quitwhendone · 46-50, M
[@6602,helenS] Which product do you use? And how much is it monthly?
helenS · 31-35, F
[@955094,quitwhendone] It's called SurfShark. They are fast and reliable, and for some I reason I was able to order their VPN service for only $2/month, for two years (so I paid $24 for 2 years)
Northwest · M
[@955094,quitwhendone] Going incognito, means you're not leaving local crumbs/history. You are still tracked by any wen sites you visit. Some use VPN to obfuscate their IP address, but this trick no longer works on certain sites, and your IP address is only one of the things used to track you.
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