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Microsoft Edge Chromium vs. Firefox: Best Features and User Interface Comparison

After Microsoft came with Windows 10, they soon released Microsoft Edge. It was meant to be one of the rivals on both Chrome and Firefox.

In time, the company has added many features, and they tried to improve the extensions. Back in 2018, they announced that they want to develop Chromium. Firefox then was left with the only browser that uses the Gecko engine.

So which one is better? We are here to find out.

In terms of availability

It doesn’t matter how many features there are in a browser if it is made for a specific platform, that’s not available on other devices, then it’s not such a huge deal for everybody. Microsoft knew this, and they made one for macOS. It runs right on Android, iOS, and Windows.

For Firefox, things are even more straightforward. You can get access to this browser on Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, Linux, and Amazon Fire TV.

In terms of user interface

Microsoft’s Chromium can be mistaken for Google Chrome. The aesthetics are almost the same. And the user interface is not the same as the one they used with Edge.

If you want, there’s a dark theme, and you can change the style and size of the font.

After Firefox Quantum was released, there were many changes brought to the browser. We are talking about several themes, which you can find in the settings menu.

In terms of functions

Firefox allows you to log in with an account, and it also makes it easier for you to sync the data between your devices. Firefox send helps you if you want to send encrypted documents, photos, links or videos to your connected devices. You can send up to 2.5GB of files.

Firefox comes by default with integration with Pocket. You can find it inside the search bar, and you can save articles easily there.

The reading mode that comes with Firefox is quite amazing. You just need to tap on the small icon from the search bar and the browser will get rid of all the unnecessary elements and will give you the perfect articles to read. You can also change the font, the theme, position, and the size of the article, right from the left menu bar.

Other features include blocking content, a built-in screenshot tool, private browsing. You can even save web pages as PDF.

Microsoft did not port all the Edge functions yet. But there are two main problems they need to solve with the Chromium rendering engine. Due to the market share, most are building brand new websites specifically for Chromium-based browsers. Edge had some problems when it came to rendering such web pages.

The reading mode that comes from Edge is also useful. There’s a small book icon there, and the user interface is clean. You can also change the font size and the theme.

In terms of news

Every browser comes with a new section by default. Edge comes with Bing News right on the home screen. You don’t have to read them all. You can personalize the news screen by taking into account your location and your interests. You can also disable it if you don’t want it at all.

Firefox shows you your recently visited pages, and it automatically saves the articles from the Pocket menu. The feature is quite excellent for news.

In terms of passwords

Microsoft comes with a password storing option. You can save all of your passwords and get access to them by going to Settings, then Profile, then to the Password section. Unfortunately, there’s not an app for it, because otherwise, it would have been perfect.

Firefox comes with an app; that’s called Lockwise. You get access to a list of all the stored passwords on iOS and Android.




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