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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 29-Jan-17 20:44:26
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Finding Edge better than Firefox


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I have been using firfox since windows xp and I have just switched to edge, reason being after you have scrolled a few pages on facebook in firefox it starts slowing down and clicking a link to refresh the page gets slower on firefox, not experiencing this on edge. Also the forums seem snappier on a second tab in edge than firefox.

Also I use a high contrast theme in windows which firefox doesn't display correctly lots of icons missing eg on face book but all present and correct on edge, so I am switching to edge now that it has the adblock plus extension.

Anyone else seeing firefox lagging?

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 30-Jan-17 21:50:57
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I have not used Firefox on Windows for a long time, i thought it went downhill years ago, i use chrome,well a chrome clone. Facebook is a little on the slow side anyway for some reason, forums seems slow to start up anyway and have been for months, fines once they are loaded in.

I used Edge for a couple of days when i was using Windows 10, but i just do nto like it,k lack of extensions I use and the UI itself just put me off.

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Tue 31-Jan-17 07:55:20
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I'd vote for Chrome too. It's my browser of choice on all OSs. Compared to other browsers it is fast and lean.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 31-Jan-17 13:58:57
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Only thing with chrome is it seems to send back data to google although everything does these days I spose.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 31-Jan-17 17:15:40
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Only thing with chrome is it seems to send back data to google although everything does these days I spose.



No it don't, Chrome only sens data if you use their search engine, you can also use chrome clones,

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 31-Jan-17 19:11:48
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Where do the Chrome clones send it ...???

If it's going anywhere, google is probably the safest.

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Tue 31-Jan-17 20:00:15
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Nowhere.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 31-Jan-17 20:48:29
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Ive just discovered you can change Edges default search from bing to google in settings, now that's handy as bing isn't very good.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 31-Jan-17 23:13:06
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Your evidence for that is what and where?

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Wed 01-Feb-17 07:39:22
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I'm not getting into a debate here. I'm sure that any intelligent person can research these alternative browsers if they wish to.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Feb-17 08:40:56
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Ive just discovered you can change Edges default search from bing to google in settings, now that's handy as bing isn't very good.


You can for most versions of windows - but if you buy a tablet with a smaller screen then they can come with a slightly different version of Windows that is locked to Bing for edge and IE.
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Feb-17 17:38:58
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Where do the Chrome clones send it ...???

If it's going anywhere, google is probably the safest.


don't use Google search engine and it will not send it anywhere. Chrome itself do not send data, the only data is when you first install it, so Google knows how many is installed.

I presume the settings like use a web service to resolve navigation errors or use a prediction service to load pages more quickly will send data, other wise they will not work,. but Firefox offers those services as well. Just turn them off if worried.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Feb-17 17:39:53
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Ive just discovered you can change Edges default search from bing to google in settings, now that's handy as bing isn't very good.


only to Google or can you use other search engines?

I use duck duck go myself.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Feb-17 17:53:55
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Not sure don't see what not, there is a list of "Discovered" search engines, if you visit duck duck go then its discovered I would imagine you could set it as default.

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