Simple question - which browser is best for SP 2013, now that IE is no longer being supported by Microsoft?

I know there is some loss in functionality e.g. Open with Explorer when using Edge or Chrome. What else will we lose if we switch to Microsoft's preference, Edge?

See the 2nd link below under research - Sharepoint Elder lists lots of issues when using Sharepoint Online with Edge, will these same problems occur with SP 2013-Edge?

Research / Background


We could enable and use IE Mode in Microsoft Edge to make the open with explorer works again.

Try following steps to enable it:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and More (ellipsis) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Default browser.

  5. Under the “Internet Explorer compatibility” section, turn on the “Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode” toggle switch. enter image description here

  6. Click the Restart button.

  7. After that, we can open site with IE Mode on Edge via reloading a page with the compatibility mode manually:

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  8. Now the view in file explorer option is available:

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