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  • Sams: Edge browser crashes if you use Google as your default search engine

    Brad Sams, reporting on

    If you have Google set as the default engine and try to type in the search bar, the browser may crash. The problem is related to “Search Suggestions” and when that API is called, the browser crashing instantly.

    I am seeing it on my dev and release channel builds of the browser. If you have been experiencing this issue, you can navigate to edge://settings/search and turn off the feature as a workaround.

    Like two other bugs reported recently — the Outlook crashes earlier this month, and the Search bar crashes two months ago — this happened without a new version of Edge getting pushed. Somebody screwed up something on Microsoft’s servers, installed a change without testing it adequately, and Edge came crashing down.

    Move fast and break things.