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Old 15. Aug 2015, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No wonder few people want to use MS Win 10 edge browser and use Massively
Chrome and FireFox,and others and the reason is, it wont let you Block adds and still be able to stream videos with ADblock on,
i don't know how these official MS web-browser can live with it, it seems to me they don't mind people use other browsers.
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Old 15. Aug 2015, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For freeware, you'll need something like HostsMan. I know a paid alternative that works differently, but that's about it.
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I think I read that Microsoft do intend to introduce extensions for Microsoft Edge, and this will happen over time.

People are not bound to use Edge, and like before, they can continue to use other popular browsers.

I don't understand this thread for "Edge bashing".

Personally, I think it would have been better if Edge was not an app, but a regular desktop browser like IE, and better if IE was replaced. I really have no interest in using Windows apps.
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I've used it a little and it seems fast but until they get more add-ons I won't be changing to it...
It doesn't even seem to download things..
But overall it's a lot easier to use then explorer and it's weird address/tab bar that drove me crazy and back to Firefox
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Old 16. Aug 2015, 06:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Saw this article on Edge, and the title really made me laugh.

http://www.favbrowser.com/one-week-w...-shoot-myself/

I agree with what's written about it. From whatever I have seen of Edge, it seems like an unfinished product, and not usable in real life, when you see how far the other browsers have gone.
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I think I read that Microsoft do intend to introduce extensions for Microsoft Edge, and this will happen over time.

People are not bound to use Edge, and like before, they can continue to use other popular browsers.

I don't understand this thread for "Edge bashing".

Personally, I think it would have been better if Edge was not an app, but a regular desktop browser like IE, and better if IE was replaced. I really have no interest in using Windows apps.


Nobody is bashing anything here, just stating a fact,what Win and their official browser is difference from any other browser for not having Adblockers for Users to Use,the only reason i see here MS does't care about their own browser, and doesn't mind users to use other browsers.
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Well they've got to leave something for them to blame.
"It is not Windows' fault, it is your browser".
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Or you could try using an external adblocker like AdFender which is rated 5 stars by Softpedia and CNET that will block ads on browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera. Could work on Edge too.....
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Microsoft Edge is essentially a browser "app". So, don't know how much of features they will be adding to it, or if it's even feasibe. Have read that they plan to make Chrome extensions work with it. Let's see.
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Or you could try using an external adblocker like AdFender which is rated 5 stars by Softpedia and CNET that will block ads on browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera. Could work on Edge too.....
I'm pretty sure it cannot filter Metro apps.
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