Feb 17 2021 01:25 AM
Feb 17 2021 01:25 AM
Today we are experiencing Edge (Beta) crashes for instances where the default search provider is set to Bing. It crashes after trying to enter any address to the address bar. After changing the default search provider to any other, Edge starts to work and stops crashing.
Feb 17 2021 01:33 AM - edited Feb 17 2021 01:40 AM
I can confirm we have this problem aswell only with the stable version : 88.0.705.68
Changing the browser default search engine solves it.
Seems like its the same as this bug from a while ago, but now it occurs with Bing.
Feb 17 2021 01:52 AM
Feb 17 2021 02:00 AM
Feb 17 2021 02:20 AM
Feb 17 2021 02:48 AM
Which OS and OS version are you guys using exactly?
I'm on Windows 10 20H2 latest update and Edge stable Version 88.0.705.68 (Official build) (64-bit)
Bing default search engine, no crashes whatsoever.
make sure to go here: edge://crashes/
click on submit feedback button next to the crash, then in the new window that opens, briefly explain what happens and what you were doing when the crash happened, and then send it.
Feb 17 2021 02:55 AM - edited Feb 17 2021 02:56 AM
It seems that issue can be fixed also by disabling Bing thru GPO,
Set "Enable Microsoft Search in Bing suggestions in the address bar" to Disabled.
This Disables AAD Account Internal searches from Address Bar.
It seems that problem is somehow mixed with "background service for Microsoft Search in Bing", because this fix is not needed if computer dont have O365 Installed, even with Bing as Default Search engine.
Feb 17 2021 04:06 AM - edited Feb 17 2021 04:08 AM
The problems occurs also on RDS 2012 R2, we dont have O365 installed or enabled.
Will try the GPO tip.
Feb 17 2021 04:38 AM
Feb 18 2021 01:05 AM
I can see that the problem has been solved by Microsoft. Our Edge browser stopped crashing and I can use Bing as a default search provider and use address bar suggestions.
Feb 18 2021 02:07 AM
It seems that they also rolled out .74 today.
Maybe it would be nice to add some failover functions to address bar.
I think that users won't event notice if bingforbusiness part is missing when background service has problems if outcome is something else than full browser crash.