@msbob1960 Thanks for reaching out, and welcome to the MSFT Edge Insider community! We're sorry to hear that you're encountering some issues with the sidebar, and we'd love to help troubleshoot if you're comfortable with that.
If there isn't any personal/private information on your screen, can you please share a screenshot/GIF of what you're seeing? And might you have any extensions installed that could be interfering with search functionalities?
If you haven't had a chance yet, can you also please submit diagnostic data through the browser? ("..." menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback)
Fawkes (they/them) Program Manager & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge