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Application Details:

Version: 78
License: Free to use
URL: https://developer.microsoft.co...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

The browser installs fine if you select a clean new WINEPREFIX, and selects the Windows 7 compatibility mode on winecfg.

Using Windows 10 mode, the installer will warn the user to update the lastest updates for Windows 10, which may indicate that Windows 10 profile on Wine needs to be updated.

It also required to kill all processes once made the installation. (Use wineserver -k on Terminal.)

Running the browser directly will result a blank screen, while spamming many Direct3D 11 errors. Using some tricks it may open the broswer but the performance are terrible without using modified WIne versions, that I will cover on Extra Comments section. 

What does not

Without using additional software components, the Edge browser are barely usable, and it 9 over 10 tries it result a blank rendering screen, that can be bypassed using Alt+Tab tricks.

But the overall performance are not great either.

Workarounds

An easy fix is to pass the new WINEPREFIX created with plain Wine and add manually to Lutris. Once filled the necessary information, change to Lutris Wine 5.0 (Some modded versions such as Monster World are also fine) and activate the DXVK render, as long the modified Wine supports child window Vulkna rendering (the Lutris Wine 5.0 are one of such examples). See Extra Sections for details.

What was not tested

Since the Lutris option was the only working option, I left the section in blank.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Micorosft Edge will only work on Lutris, as long had DXVK enabled and a Wine version capable to support Vulkan Child Window Rendering, such as Lutris Wine 5.0.

The installation can be made with normal wine on a different WINEPREFIX, then add manually to Lutris and fill the necessary configuration.

With those two requirements, the Browser works satisfatory, and can browse the Internet.

It is recomendable to restart your computer once started for the first time to update the graphic profiles, since it reduces the crashes frequency.


What works on Lutris settings:

Browsing the Internet, and access Youtube,  Wine, Github, and other sites that requires login credentials.

Youtube videos, including 4K playback (It opens 4 threads to decode the video, and uses a mixture of CPU and GPU rendering, which apparently DXVK mades possible to play with minimal loss).

Printing to PDF file, creating the file as expected.


Issues on Lutris settings:

Some lag when typing on text files (such as this relatory), or changing multiple tabs while playback video.

At some circuntances the browser crashes, but to some obscure reason once restarted the computer after hhe first use, the crashes are now much rare.


Not working on Lutris:

Any download fail due to some obscure permission error.


Not tested at all:

Installing any extension.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian 10.x "Buster"Feb 18 20205.0-stagingYes Yes YesGarbageNosferatu Arucard 
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 14 20205.0-stagingYes Yes YesGarbageNosferatu Arucard 
ShowUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 17 20194.13-stagingYes Yes NoBronzexiota 

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