I like Microsoft, and I like their core business: Windows and Office. After all, I worked there for quite some time, and got few great friends there too!
But I just can’t understand why Microsoft still can’t make it to a useful browser! It’s already been almost two decades of painful browser marathon, which started with the once-great success of IE6 (and then the IE6 hell following).
Edge with Windows 10 sucked. It was possibly a good browser for someone’s grandma, but not for me. Main point: lack of extensions. Second point: lack of support across most of SPAs. Third point: lack of clearance “what’s next” for Microsoft.
Recently, with the recent upgrade to Windows Creators, I got the new Edge as well. I was excited: on my Insiders machine, I often use Edge, just to check how their progress goes. And I was glad that there’s finally Extensions’ support there, with my favorite LastPass extension, too.
As part of my “Creators Excitement,” I decided to switch from Chrome to Edge on my “hottest” notebook, the one I use mostly, hourly, minutely, etc.
So I did. And it was lovely honeymoon (well, honey-half-moon, actually).
But today I’m switching back to Chrome!
Why? Here’s why!
- Edge seems to perform badly on battery. Yes, Microsoft claims it’s very economic towards my notebook’s battery, but you just can’t use it, while on battery! It *misses keystrokes* in my extensions. If I want to do “Copy to clipboard”, I have to *repeat* this operation, until (finally) something gets copied to the clipboard.
- Impossible to put “active” scriplet in my bookmarks bar? Why? It was possible before, but not now?
All this brought a lot of irritation and feeling that “it failed my expectations again”. I’m very sorry. Because I also liked the idea of getting aside Chrome, just for a change. But it seems it won’t happen. Not today, and maybe anytime soon.