IE Mode makes the other Edge windows unusable

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Hello Team,


Edge Chromium: Version 83.0.478.37 (Official build) (64-bit)



In case a modal window is opened and the user open a new Edge Chromium browser window, the location bar do no consider the keyboard keys like backspace, Enter, arrow keys.

How to replicate:

1. Open Edge browser with a website on IE mode

2. Open a Modal window (showmodaldialog)

3. Open a new Edge browser window

4. Try typing something in address bar and modifying the text with either backspace, enter, arrow or ctrl+A keys.

5. The address bar ignores the keys, mentioned in Step-4.


@josh_bodner, is it a side impact of the fixes done for modal dialog issue? Can you pass this issue within your team pls?


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Is there any confirmation that this is an issue and whether it will be fixed?


I'm able to reproduce this in our environment.


We also seem to be having issues when trying to launch a new window in a separate domain from a modal using which feels related.


(Launching a new window in the same domain from a modal seems to work however).