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Microsoft Edge 91 Brings New Bugs and Annoying Popup Messages

Microsoft Edge 91 Brings New Bugs and Annoying Popup Messages

Microsoft released Microsoft Edge 91 yesterday, and since then, users have been reporting constant nag screens, bugs, and problems using the new version of the web browser.

Microsoft Edge 91 is a milestone release for the browser with numerous new features introduced, such as Price History, Cash Back & Rebates, Kids Mode, a new Pride theme, and personalized news.

New features in Microsoft Edge 91

Microsoft Edge 91 release marred with bugs

However, after upgrading to Microsoft Edge 91, users have been reporting numerous problems that BleepingComputer has reproduced on our own devices.

The most annoying issue that people are experiencing is a new Microsoft Edge nag screen continuously shown on startup asking users if they want to ‘Use recommended browser settings.

For some users, if they close the dialog or specify not to update the browser settings, the nag screen continues to show when they restart the browser.

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Use recommended browser settings nag screen

In BleepingComputer’s test, this only happened to us when Bing was not configured as the default search engine, but we cannot say for sure if that is the reason.

Microsoft Edge users have also reported on Wilder Security ForumsMicrosoft Edge Insider forums, and the Feedback Hub, that the browser Edge is no longer honoring their configured startup page and is opening the New Tab page instead. 

Feedback Hub report about ignored startup page

BleepingComputer was able to reproduce this bug after we changed the startup page to, and the New Tab page continued to open when we relaunched the browser.

Finally, other users report stranger issues, such as a missing + symbol to open a new tab or unable to use the middle mouse button to open items in their Favorites folder.

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Microsoft Edge 91 missing the new tab + dialog

Some users have reported that most of these problems go away after resetting Microsoft Edge to default settings.

Thx to Opera for the tip!



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