Microsoft fixes issue with Edge crashing when you type in the address bar
If you're using Microsoft Edge, you may have noticed that the browser crashes when you type in the address bar. You are not alone -- many people are experiencing this exact problem.
Microsoft has spent some time looking into the cause of the issue which seems to have been affecting people who were now only using Edge, but who have Google set as their default search engine.
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While the company has offered no explanation as to just what may have been going on, it does now seem that the problem has been resolved.
Writing on Twitter, Microsoft said:
Thanks for everyone's patience while we investigated! We believe this to be resolved now. We encourage you to revert your browser settings that you may have changed, and let us know if you are still experiencing any crashes typing into the address bar. https://t.co/Icx2qR3UHM
— Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) July 31, 2020
The problem affected Windows and macOS users, and while Microsoft initially offered workarounds (which it is now suggested you undo), a proper fix now appears to have been rolled out. There's still no suggestion of who or what may have been to blame -- but all is well now, so hooray!