Microsoft Edge Bug Crashed Browsers When Default program Set to Google, Now Fixed

Microsoft Edge browser started crashing for users who had selected Google as their default program . The crashes went on for around four hours before Microsoft fixed it. This issue only affected users who had Google selected as their default engine. the difficulty was affecting users on both MacOS and Windows, consistent with reports. Microsoft acknowledged the difficulty , and suggested a workaround of turning off search suggestions while it worked on a fix.

Browser Started Crashing

As per a report by The Verge, the browser started crashing when users typed into the address bar. This appeared to only affect users who had selected Google as their default program , and not others. If Edge users switched the default browser to Bing, Microsoft’s own program , the crashes didn’t occur, consistent with the report.

In a tweet a couple of hours later, Microsoft announced that it had resolved the difficulty . Thanking users for his or her patience, it said that users could shift back to their original browser settings jittery , and to succeed in bent Microsoft if any crashes were still happening.

Before Microsoft has resolved the difficulty and users were complaining about the crashes, Microsoft had offered its users a short lived solution via a tweet. It had asked users experiencing trouble to show off search suggestions via edge://settings/search. On testing this, The Verge said that it worked and solved the matter if Google was set because the default program .

Microsoft Fixed

Although Microsoft fixed the difficulty quickly, it didn’t offer a reason on why it had happened within the first place. The crashes started at around 4:30am IST (7pm ET). Meanwhile, Edge users were quick to tweet out their theories over why only users with Google as default browser jittery were being affected. “Is this a conspiracy by Google to urge you to use Chrome or by MS to urge you to use Binge? I’m certain it can only be one among these two possibilities,” tweeted a user in response to Microsoft’s initial tweet.



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