Ever since I got my latest HP laptop I have been “playing” with both my favorite web browser (Chrome) and with Edge.
I have even imported my bookmarks into Edge’s favorite system.
- Some how because of the way Edge offers up it’s favorites, I have to get used to “doing it differently”.
- It certainly has a different “look and feel” from Chrome and the Chromebook I have.
- Edge is claimed to use 35% to 50% less power from my Laptop battery than Chrome.
- This got my attention. It was in the help information provided by Microsoft.
- I am shooting to have at least 6 hours available on my Laptop battery. I was getting 3 1/2 to maybe 4 hours even after I set the “Battery Saver” to start at 80% of my battery level and running the “Power Saver” plan. I had also turned off a lot of “background” tasks to save cpu cycles.
- I discovered that I could track which applications were drawing the most power using settings -> system -> battery -> “battery usage by app”. And Chrome was the “winner” at 35% of my battery. So I went into Chrome’s settings and turned off the “run in the background when Chrome is closed” because I don’t need assorted background services from Chrome.
- I am now trying to get used to using Edge even though I am less than enthusiastic about the way it presents its Favorites. I am used to being able to click on the bookmarks on the bar right below the search box/url box.
- I have been having trouble getting it to “open” links on pages. I have to right click and select “new tab” to get it to open reliably. I really would like to simply double click and be done with it.