What happens the first time you start up Chredge


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10 responses to “What happens the first time you start up Chredge”

  1. Tony Barrett

    I guess it will be like before - the first and only time users open the new Edge, they download Chrome and never use it again. That seems to be the pattern, and with the average user not having a clue about the switch to Chromium, that's unlikely to change. The reputation Edge has as a 'bad' browser is done, and it's unlikely to go away.

  2. PeterC

    Well..... its either:

    A. You will feel a tingling in your gut and ringing in your ears and you may feel inclined to vomit....

    B. A holographic image of Satya Nadella will appear hovering before your monitor speaking to you in "tongues", depending on your region selection....

    C. A window will appear welcoming you to the "new edge" or similar message like "here's whats new" ...

    There's also the possible D option which is blue all over your screen.

    I'm hoping for option B ...… how about you?

  3. Thom77

    Google gets your IP address

  4. AnOldAmigaUser

    It is a browser, what are you expecting it to do?

    You will see a welcome screen describing all the wonderful things they have already done and what is coming...blah, blah, blah.

    You can then go to a Google web site, and you will NOT be prompted to to download Chrome and make it your default browser. It will still work with your Google account, though you will have to give it the credentials, and any other accounts you use. I imagine that it will send slightly less information to Google since Microsoft pulled most of the tracking bits out. If you feel that is a bad thing, then by all means continue using Chrome. Otherwise, it works just fine.

    The "Living on the Edge" series is a good place to start regarding customizing it.

  5. codymesh

    Why is this guy surprised the Edge automatically signed him in based on the MSA credentials he had in Windows? Old Edge does this too. Android does this with Chrome as well.

  6. Paul Thurrott

    This is useless information until we can compare it to Chrome and other browsers.

    • TheJoeFin

      In reply to paul-thurrott:

      The same guy does a similar thing for other browsers

      • Paul Thurrott

        In reply to TheJoeFin:

        OK. So how does this compare to what Chrome does? Isn't that the real measure?

        • TheJoeFin

          In reply to paul-thurrott:

          They seem pretty similar. Google obviously doesn't have any of the Microsoft domains like SmartScreen or Edge Insider Tips, but Chrome does install a few little 'extensions' like Google Drive, YouTube, etc.

          Instead of trying to use the Windows account information to login with Microsoft credentials, Chrome tries to find a Google account and login.

          One red herring is the Edge Insider's page, when it loads there are a few domains which won't normally load for users. Unless Microsoft is going to launch that page for all users of Edge.

          Here is a link to more of the browser first time load comparisons:


          He varies his methodology a little which makes it hard for one to one comparisons.

  7. longhorn

    A shiny rainbow is displayed and these words fade in and out on your screen:

    Win32 is back!

    Browse like a champ!

    Feel the Edge!

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