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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Mar-20 00:29:47
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Edge Chromium


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Been trying the new Edge based on the Chromium engine. Have noticed it uses a lot less memory when browsing Facebook than Firefox. Would often see my virtual memory peak at 15gb used when scrolling lots on facebook along with about 15 other open tabs. Edge with about the same amount of tabs and facebook scrolling seems to max out my virtual memory at 12GB.

When Firefox reaches 15GB VM it can slow down a bit, for example the reaction bar on posts is slow to pop up for selection. This doesn't happen in Edge but sometimes on edge changing pages takes a little few seconds. For example on a forum changing from main page to sub forum page takes a few seconds but reading posts is snappy as firefox.

Anyone else been using the New Edge?

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Mar-20 06:35:15
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After trying everything else, I've settled on Opera.

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Standard User epyon
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 11-Mar-20 07:29:31
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Re: Edge Chromium


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Yes its pretty good, probably one of the best browsers i've used.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Mar-20 10:49:42
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Re: Edge Chromium


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I use Chrome so I'm curious to know how it compares to that. I don't see many Chrome users switching over though.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Mar-20 15:07:13
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Only thing that is missing is DNS over HTTPS. That and the odd web page stall.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Mar-20 15:25:30
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I'm not a huge fan of browser-based DoH. MS really should stop dragging its heels and add DoT to Win10 though.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Mar-20 01:58:11
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I like how you can make an app out of a web page from the New Edge.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 13-Mar-20 19:43:56
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I used a older version for a few days, but I didn't find anything to keep me using it compared to what I normally, which is Cent.

By all accounts Edge is very chatty

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 20-Mar-20 12:40:44
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Switched back to Firefox. Just the memory use that is an issue with FF.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 20-Mar-20 13:44:08
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I was thinking of getting it, which will happen automatically soon I expect. Why did you switch back to Firefox? Problems in the new Edge, or just preferred presentation?

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 20-Mar-20 15:23:46
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It talks to MS too much, no DNS over HTTPS, random stalls between refreshes and the default zoom is too big. This can be changed but I will use it as a backup browser for sites that don't work in FF.

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 20-Mar-20 15:33:56
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In reply to a post by Banger:
DNS over HTTPS
That's incorrect: https://textslashplain.com/2019/11/06/thoughts-on-dn...

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 20-Mar-20 15:39:54
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Yes but it's not easy to configure. On FF its just a box tick and select a server and away you go. I tried the command line for Edge and it didn't work.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 20-Mar-20 15:54:03
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It's easy, just go here and set Secure DNS to "Enabled": edge://flags/#dns-over-https

https://i.imgur.com/Qh1vync.png

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 20-Mar-20 15:57:07
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Wow that WAS easy.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 20-Mar-20 16:01:25
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Yep! It will use DoH as long as the DNS servers your PC has configured are in the supported list.

https://www.chromium.org/developers/dns-over-https

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