is it possible to disable the "Restore pages" message?

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Edge boots with a restore pages message constantly, which doesn't go away unless you click on it.


There seem to be many options to disable it on chrome and chromium, but haven't found any that work for Edge Dev.

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there is an explanation here about this:

there is no option currently in Edge to disable it.

@NewbUser This was bugging (pun intended) me too. I'm using Windows 10 with Edge, so YRMV, but this worked for me:

Open your browser. Click on the 3 dots all the way to the top right of the screen. 

Click on "Settings"

Click "System"

At the top right, turn off "Startup Boost"


If you have an old school hard drive, this might slow down startup of your browser a bit, but if you have a SSD, probably won't notice a difference.



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Hey there, I had to clean up this thread a bit but just to answer a few questions that came up in the (removed) comments: this issue should have been posted to a new thread or to a current thread not only from the forum rules but because the specific behavior you are experiencing is an emerging issue with a recent Stable build. The team working on Startup Boost is looking in to what is causing this currently, and yes the workaround is to disable Startup Boost. Please read the community rules and remember to be respectful.

@Alexandra-R - thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately this does not work for me.
On restart/startup this popup constantly nags until it is clicked on (closed).
Running Version 89.0.774.76 (Official build) (64-bit)
Here's how my settings look for your information:



I experience this too and my Startup Boost is not enabled. It seems simple enough to not display that message if you have the browser configured to not restore pages. This is of course different than assigning a default start page.