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    Brad Sams, reporting on petri.com: If you have Google set as the default engine and try to type in the search bar, the browser may crash. The problem
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      • #2284517

        Yep. It was broken for about four hours.

        Any idea about the cause? I’m not seeing any reliable info, much less an explanation from MS.

    • #2284472

      Edge Version 84.0.522.49. Default search https://duckduckgo.com/.
      Search doesn’t work at all.

    • #2284520

      Uhm, not exactly sure how “fixing” the server side fixes the actual bugs? These can be serious,  remotely exploitable security issues. Even if not so, those are browser bugs, nothing to be fixed on whatever search servers.

    • #2284538

      Could this have been both sever-side and browser-side?

      The browser tries to search the way its supposed to, while the updated sever tells it to search the new way. which crashes the whole operation?

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Moonbear.
    • #2284565

      Is this just the Chromium version of Edge?

    • #2285573

      I have Search Suggestions turned off in Chrome and Edge. Maybe that’s why these things never bother me. Fewer cogs inside fewer wheels gives a better experience if you ask me.  And greater privacy, FYI.

      -- rc primak

    • #2286496

      Woody said; “Somebody screwed up something on Microsoft’s servers, installed a change without testing it adequately, and Edge came crashing down.”

      “We reached out to our friends at Google to see if they knew of a change that could’ve affected this. After investigating, they rolled back a recent update to Google’s search service to help mitigate the crash on Edge.”

      Microsoft: Here’s the real reason Edge crashed when Google was the default search engine

    • #2286823

      I’m on Win7 Sp1, bare bones for updates on Office 2010 only – If I run Check for Updates just to pull in the latest for Office 2010, Edge icon will automatically land in my Task Bar and on the Desktop? What kind of nuisance would that be and can I just ignore it without anything kicking in to activate the browser? I’m on Google Chrome and will hang onto it until they decide to pull updates for Win7 next year. I don’t want any other browser interfering with it. Seldom use the PC for Internet access, but when I do it’s my preference to have Chrome remain my standalone default browser. Side note, I have everything set on the Win7 PC according to guidance posted by Canadian Tech awhile back just before Win7 hit its EOL.

      MacOS, iOS, iPadOS, and SOS at times.

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      • #2286829

        do you have the following reg key:
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate
        "DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium."=dword:00000001

        If not, it may be an idea to add it to your registry after a registry backup, if you do not want edge chromium.

        Win8.1/R2 Hybrid lives on...
        • #2286901

          I’ll look tomorrow thanks! Will go to the registry and make the adjustment. This may sound dumb but are the quotes part of the Reg add on? In other words exactly as you typed it here? Really appreciate your help.

          MacOS, iOS, iPadOS, and SOS at times.

        • #2286911

          Ok, got it. I do know what you posted for the Registry key is verbatim. Had a crazy day so my mind skipped a few steps in logical sequence. 🙃 Who doesn’t have a few mind boggling episodes these days?! Again, thanks @microfix

          MacOS, iOS, iPadOS, and SOS at times.

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