[Edge v91] "Open a specific page" not working; Edge constantly asks to switch to Bing

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Frequent Contributor

Introduction

 

There are now quite a lot of reports around the Internet of users on the latest stable-channel release (v91.0.864.37) of two things happening:

  • Edge asks me every time I start it to "Use recommended browser settings"
  • "Open a specific page or pages" setting no-longer working

 

Issue 1: Edge asks you every time you start it to "Use recommended browser settings"

 

Some users report seeing this message every time they start the browser if they choose "Don't update your browser settings", then click [Apply settings].

Edge_OnStartupIssue_0.png

 

To resolve this issue: in the Address Bar go to edge://flags/#edge-show-feature-recommendations and change the dropdown for that setting to "Disabled", then restart Edge

Edge_OnStartupIssue_6.png

 

Issue 2: "Open a specific page or pages" setting no-longer working

 

Even if a user has a page set for this setting...

Edge_OnStartupIssue_1.png

 

...they find that when Edge opens, all they get is the "New Tab Page":

Edge_OnStartupIssue_2.png

 

Workaround 1: Set Bing as your default search-provider

 

In the Address Bar, go to edge://settings/searchEngines

Click the "..." after the Bing entry, and choose "Make default"

Edge_OnStartupIssue_3.png

 

Next time you start Edge, you'll find it now begins loading your chosen startup page again:

Edge_OnStartupIssue_4.png

 

Workaround 2: Modify the shortcut used to launch Edge (for Windows users only)

 

If you don't want to set Bing as your search-provider, instead find a shortcut to Edge and right-click it, then go to Properties.

Edge_OnStartupIssue_5.png

In the Target box, right at the end (after the "msedge.exe" part) leave a single space, and then type the web-address you want, then click [OK].  That shortcut will always make Edge load that page when it starts, but remember all other shortcuts won't.

 

Other reports on these issues:

 

Microsoft Answers

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftedge/forum/all/issues-opening-a-specific-page-or-pages-...

 

Norton Community

 

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/new-microsoft-edge-version-91086437-official-build-64-bit

 

Reddit

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/microsoft/comments/nnsiht/microsoft_edge_not_opening_pages_on_startup/

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/MicrosoftEdge/comments/nmza5v/microsoft_edge_stable_91086437_manage_search/

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/MicrosoftEdge/comments/nmhgdr/microsoft_edge_stable_91086437_keeps_repeated...

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/edge/comments/nnktn9/new_update_no_longer_respecting_startup_page/

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/MicrosoftEdge/comments/nnmhit/todays_update_broke_my_specific_page_on_start...

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/edge/comments/nn14i9/how_to_have_edge_startup_on_google_page/

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/nn1mtz/how_to_have_edge_startup_on_google_page/

 

Thurrott

 

https://www.thurrott.com/forums/microsoft/microsoft/thread/edge-91-wont-load-my-specific-page-at-sta... 

 

Wilder's Security

 

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/this-is-what-the-new-chromium-based-edge-looks-like.414193/p... 

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