Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser has exploded in popularity since its debut, and further updates have only improved it. In a recent update, though, many users noticed that a simple Google search could crash Microsoft Edge. Luckily, that’s been fixed.
Microsoft acknowledged an issue on Edge through its official Twitter account where the entire browser would crash when Google was set as the default search engine. It wouldn’t take effect right away, but performing a search through the address bar (omnibar) would crash the browser.
A quick fix for this issue was detailed on the same Twitter account with Microsoft recommending turning off search suggestions. A clever Reddit user also found another workaround, which he detailed in a post.
In any case, this issue should be resolved now. Microsoft says that a fix should be available for all users now. If you’re still seeing the problem, try checking for updates or restarting the browser and/or your computer.
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- Google recommends Chrome when users sign in to Gmail from the new Microsoft Edge
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