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MarkNoble
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When Edge was the default, I'd click a link and the focus would shift to Edge displaying the content.

Now, when I click a link in another app, the link is opened in Chromium Edge, and the icon lights up in the taskbar, but the focus doesn't switch to Chromium Edge.  There's an extra step of switching focus before I can view the content.

How can I set it to switch focus on click like the old Edge?

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I also noticed this problem

 

Same thing if I open a new tab from a shortcut or url, the web page is not displayed and the new tab remains in "background" (always the old page that is displayed)
An option to have the "new tab" active would be fine

Hi,
the behavior/experience is the same, I'm trying it on
Windows 10 latest ver
Edge insider Canary Version 80.0.341.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)
Google Chrome Canary Version 80.0.3975.0 (Official Build) canary (64-bit)

when I click on a link from the Mail app in Windows 10, 2 things happen.

when Edge/Chrome is closed, they are opened, the link is loaded in them and Windows automatically shifts the focus to that newly created window.

when Edge/Chrome are already open. the link is loaded as a tab but the focus stays on the Mail app that I am working on.

I like how it is now because when I want to open and click on multiple links in the Mail app, I don't need to switch back and forth all the time between windows, the focus stays on the Mail app until I am done with it and then I decide to switch to Edge/Chrome. I wouldn't like this to change.