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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32 responses to “Anyone installed Chredge?”

  1. Paul Thurrott

    Yes, a few. But it works well for the most part.

    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.

    • jbinaz

      In reply to paul-thurrott:

      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.

      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).

  2. brendan_hallett

    I'm a long time (old) edge user. And I love it (new edge) , it seems so much faster than (old) edge.

    Using extensions in (old) edge also seemed to cause issues, however now seems much more stable.

    • Tony Barrett

      In reply to Brendan_Hallett:

      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!

  3. Rsevarns

    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.

  4. Lauren Glenn

    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.

  5. Lordbaal

    How about we call it Edge 2.0. It's a better name.

    Chredge sounds like you're taking a crap.

  6. MacLiam

    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 , 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.

    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.

  7. Cdorf

    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

    • Dan1986ist

      In reply to Cdorf:

      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.

  8. jimchamplin

    Call it anything else. Call it Howard. I don't care what you call it just don't call it Chredge.

  9. Daekar

    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.

    Glad they're willing to take the hit, I'm really enjoying those articles.

  10. NoFlames

    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.

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