After Microsoft started testing the new Edge of the Chromium kernel last September, I started looking at a browser that might be developed from a big factory to replace the Chrome I’ve been using. It turns out that Microsoft is doing the right thing this time, using the new kernel Edge browser not only in terms of memory footprint, fluency than the original N times stronger, but also install the Chrome Store plug-in, and even support macOS system, so ideally it can fight Chrome or even replace Chrome.
But after I used more than a month after the problem, mainly when the Edge browser can not sync plug-ins across the computer, I installed about a dozen plug-ins (this does not include the oil monkey script), if a computer to let me manually install it is very troubley, this is still a lot of trouble, this is still the lead, plus in the mobile side of the cooperation is not perfect, so then I abandoned the pit, want to wait until the features are perfect and then changeback.
Just recently, Microsoft finally solved these slots on the Edge browser and announced that it would be launched as win10 default browser in the future, so I switched back to Edge browser, intending to use them as a long-term tool for the future. As a user who has been experiencing since the early days, today I’m going to share some of its useful features and some very convenient plug-ins.
One of the functions that work well: tracking protection
Open the Edge settings page, choose privacy and service, you will see that it contains three types of protection, including basic, balanced, strict three, these three can meet the needs of different users when browsing the web, personally think very convenient and practical, if you are very, very concerned about privacy, you can choose strict protection to protect themselves.
Useful Function II: Collection
If you see a favorite web page, you’ll generally choose to collect it, but you don’t necessarily think about it again, and this feature lets you sync directly to Word or Excel when you see the material you need, because of the deep binding of The Edge browser and Office, so this feature is something Chrome can’t have, and you personally think it’s better than bookmarks.
Useful Function Three: Reading ALoud
This function is in the setting, shortcut ctrl-shift-U can be launched, will be the current page read to you, the voice includes Chinese, English and many other languages, basically covering the mainstream language, although can not directly translate English pages, but if you are very busy to see the web page trouble, or those withlow vision patients, it can have a role.
Useful Feature Four: Tab Mute
Edge browser when opening a web page to play music or video, if you switch to another page at this time, you can directly click on the tab on the small speaker to turn off the sound, compared to Chrome is the music playback is gathered in the top right corner, although who is good and who is bad have their own statements, but I think Edge this quick operation is more intuitive.
These are some of the details of what I personally think Edge browser does better than Chrome, although Edge has some disadvantages compared to Chrome, such as a slight disadvantage in loading speed, and for example, only black and white appearance can not change skin, but whether it is memory footprint or browsing smoothness is not lost to Chrome, so it can already meet most of the needs of Chrome users, syncing Chrome bookmarks is also very convenient, Next, I’ll share the plug-in I’m using:
1, AdBlock: Block ads, good use of full points.
2, I’m a Gentleman (image download assistant can be replaced): With a single click, you can download all the picture content on the current page, especially suitable for writing articles, making video for material.
3, Infinity new tab: allow you to add home page tags, there are some useful plug-ins, domestic websites basically have a collection, very convenient.
4, Universal Video Downloader: I usually use it to download videos from microblogs.
5, beep assistant: B station page dark mode, download Some ghost material on the B station or high-definition footage video.
6, Color Cloud Translation – Web Translation Plug-in: Add Chinese translation to the current page, allowing you to look at the Chinese and English contrast, rather than Google Translate directly completely replaced.
7, capture the page screenshot – FireShot: capture the current page screenshot, you can freely select or long screenshots.
8, Augmented Steam: Steam Comparison Tool, discount when it is not the lowest in history.
9, Google Translate: Multi-lingual, highly accurate.
10, Sexy Undo Close Tab: A quick look at the history open page
11, Dark Reader: Generates the black theme of the current page in real time, enabling dark mode for each site.
12, Oil Monkey: Install a variety of powerful scripts, it’s more powerful than you think, specific can go to see.
The above is I am currently using the browser plug-in, some you can directly log on to the Microsoft plug-in store to download, but some rely on the science to access the Chrome plug-in store can, so if you can not download may wish to see in the Microsoft plug-in store there is no alternative, if there is anything useful for everyone may as well share in the message area.
One of the big things about the new Version Ofedge for me is that you can go to the plug-in store and download the Edge plug-in, and keep updating the latest version, which is convenient for users who are not convenient (you understand) the internet.
Also, if your computer is an older version of The Edge, then go to the official download and install the new Edge and automatically overwrite the old version, eliminating the need to uninstall the old version.