Anyone installed Chredge?

Has anyone else installed Chredge? I’ve got it running and it’s pretty stable, at least so far. I’ve installed multiple extensions from the Chrome store (LastPass, Grammarly, popout for YouTube, and a couple of others) and so far they all seem to work just fine.

Anyone had any major issues?

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  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    01 April, 2019 - 10:35 am

    <p>Yes, a few. But it works well for the most part.</p><p><br></p><p>The big one is it won't work with VMixcall. It triggers an additional new tab every time an external link opens a tab. I have a weird compatibility issue with the Microsoft Store as well.</p>

    • jbinaz

      01 April, 2019 - 3:16 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#417367">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I'll keep my eyes open. I don't use vmixcall, so that won't be an issue for me. Hopefully they can fix that and make it as close to 100% compatible before it's released.</p><p><br></p><p>For something that hasn't been officially released, I have to say this is pretty good. And I agree with the reader who stated in their question for "Ask Paul", that MS had to be working on this before they ever announced it, because it seems too far along. Or integrating stuff into Chromium is easier than I would think (which I doubt).</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • Daekar

    01 April, 2019 - 11:52 am

    <p>I signed up for the insider program, that's about it. I'm not as brave as Paul and Mary-Jo when it comes to installing random bits from God-only-knows-who on the internet.</p><p><br></p><p>Glad they're willing to take the hit, I'm really enjoying those articles.</p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    01 April, 2019 - 11:51 pm

    <p>Call it <em>anything </em>else. Call it Howard. I don't care what you call it<em> just don't call it Chredge</em>.</p>

    • infloop

      Premium Member
      02 April, 2019 - 12:00 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#417519">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>But we gotta Embrace [Our] Inner Chredge.</p><p><br></p><p>:)</p><p><br></p><p>Edit: for those who don't get the reference, see: Windows Weekly 614. Also, it wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft sticks with the Edge naming.</p>

      • jimchamplin

        Premium Member
        02 April, 2019 - 12:45 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#417520">In reply to infloop:</a></em></blockquote><p>&lt;pain&gt;</p>

    • navarac

      02 April, 2019 - 7:04 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#417519">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>At least "Chredge" is more succinct than Edgium, and also polite, which makes a change!</p>

      • Greg Green

        02 April, 2019 - 9:59 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#417542">In reply to navarac:</a></em></blockquote><p>I prefer edgium. Chredge sounds like something you do to a ditch or a harbor, Edgium sounds like something you use build a new plane or spaceship. I'd rather have an edgium hull on my interplanetary travels than a chredge hull.</p>

    • jbinaz

      02 April, 2019 - 11:19 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#417519">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>I can work with Edgium. Just needed something to call it to differentiate it from old-Edge.</p>

      • jimchamplin

        Premium Member
        02 April, 2019 - 12:13 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#417604">In reply to jbinaz:</a></em></blockquote><p>Edgium sounds like some kind of exotic material created in a lab by combining two other substances.</p><p><br></p><p>Which fits if you think about it! :)</p>

      • jbinaz

        03 April, 2019 - 11:04 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#417604">In reply to jbinaz:</a></em></blockquote><p>Replying to myself, only to comment: WTF? Why the downvote on my "I can work with Edgium?" I've made plenty of comments that deserved a downvote more than that one!</p>

        • warren

          03 April, 2019 - 11:28 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#417927">In reply to jbinaz:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I've counter-upvoted it.</p>

          • jbinaz

            03 April, 2019 - 12:38 pm

            <blockquote><em><a href="#417935">In reply to warren:</a></em></blockquote><p>That wasn't necessary, but thanks, and you're awesome. I just thought that was an odd comment to downvote. Now, if I'd posted "This is all &lt;insert political person you don't like&gt;'s fault, <em>that</em> would be worthy of a downvote! :)</p>

    • Daekar

      02 April, 2019 - 2:19 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#417519">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>I agree, Edgium is much better. Of course, Paul's idea to call it by the primary build number (Edge 75, I think it was?) is probably the best, most concise, most sensible solution that we should all adopt immediately…. and we won't.</p>

    • skane2600

      03 April, 2019 - 2:29 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#417519">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>Edge Spring Update?</p>

    • Jackwagon

      Premium Member
      06 April, 2019 - 3:35 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#417519">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>How about if we call it "343 Guilty Spark"?</p>

  • brendan_hallett

    Premium Member
    02 April, 2019 - 5:01 am

    <p>I'm a long time (old) edge user. And I love it (new edge) , it seems so much faster than (old) edge. </p><p>Using extensions in (old) edge also seemed to cause issues, however now seems much more stable.</p>

    • Tony Barrett

      09 April, 2019 - 2:46 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#417532">In reply to Brendan_Hallett:</a></em></blockquote><p>So you love 'new edge'. Great. Well done. It's faster because it's it's using the Chromium rendering engine – it's basically Chrome with a different skin, that's all, and instead of telemetry going to Google, it will all be going to Microsoft. It's not really changing much, and MS are showing their true colours as they become top parasite in the computer world. What next I wonder – MS launching they're own version of Linux? It's like they fail at almost every in house development now, so let's just leech of everyone elses work! </p>

  • Cdorf

    Premium Member
    02 April, 2019 - 3:00 pm

    <p>It is so stupid that MS hasn't released this officially to insiders…. we've worked with some pretty buggy Windows builds… and if a browser crashes its so much easier just to launch a different one…. It is so frustrating as a long time Insider and fan of MS</p>

    • Dan1986ist

      Premium Member
      04 April, 2019 - 12:05 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#417706">In reply to Cdorf:</a></em></blockquote><p>maybe, MSFT is waiting until Build next month to officially release new Edge for testing by those who've signed up for the Edge Insider Program, and will tie it into PWA development that will work with other Chromium-based browsers. </p>

  • MacLiam

    Premium Member
    08 April, 2019 - 12:24 pm

    <p>I just got an email from Edge Central inviting me to join the Edge Insider group. I did, downloaded and installed what is labeled as version<span style="background-color: rgb(249, 248, 246); color: rgb(106, 106, 106);">&nbsp;74.1.96.24&nbsp;, and have been looking at it for about half an hour. No deep dives yet, but it seems pretty clean and makes a good first impression. I'll check back in with further thoughts if glitches or glaring inadequacies begin to appear.</span></p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(249, 248, 246); color: rgb(106, 106, 106);">I don't think it needs a new name. If it becomes necessary to discuss differences between what it is now and predecessor generations, we can call them Original Edge and New Edge on an ad hoc basis. Portmanteau everyday names like Chredge, Sledge or Dredge don't do it for me.</span></p>

    • jbinaz

      08 April, 2019 - 1:04 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#419094">In reply to MacLiam:</a></em></blockquote><p>It's interesting that the leaked build was 75.0.111.x, whereas the dev build is 74.x. The canary build is newer than the leaked build, and the leaked build was quite stable in my 10 days (or so) of usage.</p><p><br></p><p>And no, they shouldn't rebrand it. I referred to it as Chredge to distinguish it from the non-Chromium version.</p>

    • AnOldAmigaUser

      Premium Member
      08 April, 2019 - 1:36 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#419094">In reply to MacLiam:</a></em></blockquote><p>Did the same. The only thing I noticed was on this page the bits about Thurrott on Petri.com do not render correctly in Edgium (no wrap), and there is no OneNote Webclipper in the Microsoft Extensions. I will need to find out how to add the Chrome store to get it, I guess.</p>

  • Lordbaal

    08 April, 2019 - 3:19 pm

    <p>How about we call it Edge 2.0. It's a better name.</p><p>Chredge sounds like you're taking a crap.</p><p><br></p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      09 April, 2019 - 7:56 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#419174">In reply to Lordbaal:</a></em></blockquote><p>New Edge, classic Edge.</p><p><br></p>

  • Lauren Glenn

    08 April, 2019 - 4:25 pm

    <p>I disliked Edge. It just seemed sluggish and after a while, I'd end up with various rendering delays, pages not changing, etc. This one just feels like someone skinned Chrome to look like Edge but added the ability to use Windows store extensions.</p>

  • Rsevarns

    09 April, 2019 - 12:47 pm

    <p>I installed it, and every time I launch it, my computer shuts down, not restarts, just shuts down. I have an Acer desktop with an Intel Core i5-8400, 8.00 GB of RAM. The only error I get is a critical for the abrupt shut down. Any ideas? I submitted it to Microsoft through the Feedback button.</p>

  • NoFlames

    10 April, 2019 - 2:26 pm

    <p>I'm using it as my default browser now on two different machines (including work). It is working well so far. I was pleasantly surprised when I joined a GotoMeeting it was able to do everything within the browser, before it had a separate application that would display the presenter. It is also noticeably fast which is shocking given how much telemetry debug code they probably have in it.</p>

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