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 New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: auldpar  
Date:   Thu 18 Nov 07:15

A few times lately when I`ve switched on my PC it has attempted to install a new version of Microsoft Edge even though I haven`t prompted it. I`ve gone along with it so far until I check my files (Photos, Documents, Downloads etc.) and they seem to have disappeared. At this point I stop the download and restart the PC and it reverts back to what it was before and my files reappear.

Has anyone done the full installation and, if so, were your files restored? I`ve backed up all my files on a memory stick just in case but I`m concerned that at some point I may be forced to complete installation.

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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Thu 18 Nov 09:24

Why are you using Microsoft Edge to start with?
Download Firefox.
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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: auldpar  
Date:   Thu 18 Nov 09:44

The answer is in my username. I don`t have sufficient knowledge of alternatives.

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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Thu 18 Nov 13:12

I'm with Auld Par on this ,only stopped using internet explorer as BBC iPlayer stopped allowing you to use it, managed to move to Google chrome , although get messages to upgrade to Edge ,not sure of it ,so leave it alone

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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: brian  
Date:   Thu 25 Nov 21:33

I just mentioned windows 11 was installed on laptop (see other thread)

I`ve used Firefox for years, occassionally chrome.
I prefer Firefox.

didn`t use Internet Explorer or don`t plan on using Edge.
don`t have any issues with Edge trying to force me to use it. not sure if it`s to do with setting Firefox as default browser,

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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 26 Nov 09:28

Another useless auld yin here SIF and Brian .. Amazon music says it is not supported on my MacBook .. Can i download firefox onto the mac and will it cure the Amazon music problem ?

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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 26 Nov 11:59

Edge uses the same core as Chrome now. It's fine but most people still use Chrome.

I'd be surprised about things like Amazon not working on a modern browser.
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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: brian  
Date:   Fri 26 Nov 12:14

I`ve only dabbled in Mac`s occassionally and don`t know enough

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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: auldpar  
Date:   Fri 26 Nov 17:24

I just googled `Firefox` and this came up - `You`re already browsing in Microsoft Edge. Keep using to get world class performance with more privacy, more productivity, and more value`

Sounds a bit desperate!

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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 26 Nov 17:45

They'll do the same when you first use it as it'll be desperate to remain the default browser. Our work said to me I didn't need Chrome as "Edge is the same". The first thing I did was out Chrome on.
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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 26 Nov 17:45

And if you're that bothered about privacy then use Tor.
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 Re: New Microsoft Edge
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 27 Nov 13:15

I use Edge at work for our daily news. It was an automatic update and it seems fine so far.

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