Edge Browser & Family Search

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ThomasLDS01
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Edge Browser & Family Search

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Is anyone having any issues with Family Search on the new edge browser in Windows 10. I've found that I can get it to work but navigating around the tree and making changes it will often hang for a while.

I appreciate the browser is still very rough round the edges, probably closer to a beta than a fully polished release. I've had issues when making videos on lds.org fullscreen too. It keeps the video the same size and gets rid of the other content.

Just wondering if the problems are unique to me. I noticed Ancestry specifically states it doesn't support edge at this time and it has some major functionality issues on edge.
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My experience is very similar to yours. I treat Edge as a new browser that is neither fully functional nor supported.
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Its a huge step on from IE though, I hope they can get it refined and working.
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MS Edge browser is working fine for me today. I Microsoft fixed some issues that we saw months ago. Since the production release it seems to be good. Let me know if you have see any problems with the released version. :)
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It seems to be working better for me now.

I am on the 10532 insider build for the threshold 2 release however so I am on a newer version of Edge than the production release.

If they can get some extensions sorted ill stick with it. Its a good browsr.
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Re: Edge Browser & Family Search

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Post by kosifou »

I also had similar problems with Family Search and Edge. Currently using Firefox which also plays video content in full screen unlike Edge and IE.
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FamilySearch basically requires Chrome to work, anything else they'll tell you to use Chrome.
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johnshaw wrote:FamilySearch basically requires Chrome to work, anything else they'll tell you to use Chrome.
Not true. See the FamilySearch Browser Compatibility and Support Policy, which shows that IE11, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome are supported, as well as iOS Safari and Android WebKit.

You may run across some support missionaries who let their personal preference for Chrome affect their answers, but I've also heard from support missionaries who love IE11 and recommend it. In any case, the above is the official policy, and I know that the web developers and testers go to great lengths to make sure the supported browsers work.

However, this discussion is about the Edge browser, and you'll note that it is not on the supported list at this point. I strongly suspect that it will be on that list at some point, but for now users of Edge are taking their chances.
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I went a couple of years hearing everyone tell me Chrome. I've never even bothered looking at the compatibility because every time we attempted to diagnose 'slowness' we heard Chrome. Our 5 FHC Directors met monthly for a coordination meeting, I heard from them all the time that Chrome was required. I got it from Directors, FHC support, anyone I talked to. If that isn't the case anymore, that's great.
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Wasn't there some Chrome-specific add-ons for FS? That could tilt the "favoritism".
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