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Windows 10 and Edge vs Google Chrome
« on: April 18, 2019, 08:14:54 am »
I have a Lenovo notebook which is about 6 months old and a HP Laptop which is only a couple of weeks old, both are experiencing problems with Google Chrome like pages very slow to load and quite often Google not responding, when it was happening on the Levono I put it down to buying a cheap notebook, however, the HP Laptop was in the region of £450 and has the same issue.  I notice when I click Edge I get a performance comparison showing how much faster Edge is compared to Google Chrome and Firefox, call me cynical but could it be that Microsoft are deliberately slowing down other browsers so you use theirs? 
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Re: Windows 10 and Edge vs Google Chrome
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 10:53:21 am »
Try the chrome popup / ad blocker extension as waiting for adverts to load can really slow some websites down.

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Re: Windows 10 and Edge vs Google Chrome
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 01:30:16 pm »
I've got a Surface Pro 2017 and whilst Edge is indeed quite fast my go to browser is still Google. There is just too much that is not compatible with Edge.
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Re: Windows 10 and Edge vs Google Chrome
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 01:58:18 pm »
Well, if Microsucks are slowing down other browsers deliberately, they're doing so selectively at the very least, as I'm not experiencing any slowdowns with Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
I'm also not seeing a lot of comments to the same effect across the web, so I suspect something else may be up.

Some questions rise :
Are you using any sort of adblocker, scriptblocker, etc. ?
If so, are they up to date, are any blocklists they use up to date ?
When's the last time you cleaned out the cache and cookies for those browsers ?
Are the browsers up to date on both devices ?
How did you install them, from the web or from Microsucks' app store ? (if the latter, UNINSTALL, never use the app store again, and download a fresh version off Google's website)
How are the systems connected to the internet ?
If by WiFi, are drivers/firmware on the systems up to date, is your WiFi Access point up to date and secure ?
Are you sure your browsers aren't compromised by a bad plugin or malware of sorts ?

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Re: Windows 10 and Edge vs Google Chrome
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 09:00:51 am »
Sorry for the slow come back Dan,  I removed all the crap Microsoft decided I needed but didn't ie all the completely pointless apps and things work much better now, I then had a problem where Google Chrome was using Yahoo as my default search engine,  got rid of that, it seams the culprit was McAfee, I guess McAfee are in some sort of deal with Yahoo where they give you it whether you want it or not, I remember Adobe used to try similar tricks when you updated Flash Player.
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Re: Windows 10 and Edge vs Google Chrome
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 11:22:32 pm »
No worries, I figured you were busy trying to find the cause of this  ;)

Yeah, Adobe actually still pulls that nonsense, pushing McAfee or Yahoo on you if you don't pay enough attention to what's being asked on screen (sometimes it's Veeeeeery sneaky about it), Oracle also has similar nonsense with Java these days, it's usually Yahoo, McAfee or Norton (varies each time), and with all that in mind, Yahoo having a deal with McAfee doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

Personally I've been benchmarking different (stock) browsers recently, ended up using Iridium, with Ungoogled Chromiumwinning second place (and only because I'm too lazy to verify the windows builds by hand, or to build it from source myself).

 

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